WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

There has been an increase of compromises on Content Management System (CMS) websites, with attackers using the websites to conduct ransomware and botnet attacks against organizations.


WordPress recently released their latest version, 4.7.1.  If you are a WordPress administrator, please update your website to ensure it has the latest security measures in place.


For additional information and instructions on downloading WordPress 4.7.1, please visit: https://wordpress.org/news/2017/01/wordpress-4-7-1-security-and-maintenance-release/


WordPress websites hosted by CTLT

If your WordPress website is hosted by CTLT cms.ubc.ca, CTLT has addressed the upgrade already.


Websites hosted on other Content Management Systems

If you are maintaining a website hosted on any other Content Management Systems, such as Drupal and Joomla, please check to see if you have the latest version of the platform to prevent possible attacks.  Staying up-to date with the latest version of the platform is a security best practice that we would like to remind everyone to please follow.


For questions, please contact security@ubc.ca