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WordPress Jetpack Can Now Automatically Update All Plugins

The top path to exploitation in many cases is out-of-date and unpatched software that enable hackers to take advantage of known vulnerabilities. The WordPress blogging and Content Management System (CMS) is no stranger to the issue of unpatched software and has now taken a large step forward to help reduce the risk, by providing automatic updating for plugins.

WordPress is an open-source software project that provides freely available application code for users to run in a self-hosted environment. There is also the WordPress.com hosted site operated by Automattic, the lead commercial sponsor of WordPress, which provides a managed WordPress environment and services. WordPress.com offers the Jetpack plugin for self-hosted WordPress users which provides multiple services, including a new dashboard for managing multiple WordPress sites.

The Jetpack 3.3 update, which was first officially released on December 16, provides users with a key feature that could help to significantly reduce security risks for self-hosted WordPress  sites.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
WordPress Makes Fix to End All Manual Updates

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.