Monday, June 17, 2019
Home Entertainment WordPress 5.2 released with modern updates of the cryptographic library

WordPress 5.2 released with modern updates of the cryptographic library

WordPress receives an update that includes security and site integrity checks

WordPress Update

WordPress extends the content management system that users have been seeking for years to an improved level of protection.[1] The official version of WordPress 5.2 contains corrections for 33 errors, block editor and accessibility.[2] Support for cryptographically-signed updates, the modern cryptography library, Admin's Site Health section, and PHP error protection are also included in this much-anticipated update.

WordPress announced this latest version with all these security updates even in the blog post.[3] The latest version, also known as Jaco in honor of jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, features two new pages that can be used to fix common configuration issues and add developer information to site managers. All these features will enhance the experience for developers. Co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg explains:

There are even more robust tools for detecting and fixing configuration problems and fatal errors. Whether you're a developer helping customers or managing your site on their own, these tools can help you get the right information when you need it.

The new feature of Site Health

The first security feature of WordPress 5.2 that users should notice after the update is the "Site Health" section of the "Tool" menu in the Administrator window. Two new pages – Site Health Status and Site Health Info – complete a series of basic security reviews and reports on the indications. The reports should include the results and recommendations for resolving the issues. In addition to the numerous tests, site owners and developers can write security tests and extend these checks to other areas.

The Site Health Info section contains information about the server configuration and the Web site. These server details should be shared with IT specialists as needed for support and debugging purposes. The information includes data about the original WordPress installation, the server, plug-ins, topics, and the file store. This feature helps self-administer the site with frequent configuration issues and other elements that improve proper online presence.

A modern cryptographic library included in the latest WordPress release

Scott Arciszewski, Chief Development Officer at Paragon Initiative Enterprises, is one of the developers involved in creating the latest WordPress update. He claims that hackers need to develop more sophisticated attacks after this 5.2 release. This message reassures people about potential malware or attacker issues.[4] Support for cryptographically signed updates is important to prevent cyber threats and malicious actors.

Arciszewski also worked on the renewal of the cryptographic library through the new modern. The Libsodium library has been added to the WordPress CMS, starting with this 5.2 version. It replaces the old version of mcrypt with all cryptographic operations. This also means that developers of themes and plugins can support this software library. Scott Arciszewski even posted a post about this WordPress update, which explained all the details about replacing the cryptographic feature for developers.[5]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

the crossed pacts complicate his investiture

The elections of the 26-M have had a luck of clarifying effect on the result of the general elections that were celebrated hardly...

The Court of Auditors detects the payment of pensions to more than one thousand deceased

TheCourt of Accountshas detected in one of its audit reports that the Institute of Seniors and Social Services (Imserso) paid in 2016non-contributory pensions to...

Uruguay presents its candidacy

EFEUpdated:06/17/2019 08: 46hThe selection of Uruguay He presented his candidacy for the Copa America title in his debut in the competition with a triumph...

The first completely autonomous car in Spain will travel the Ruta de los Volcanes in the Canary Islands

ABC@abc_motorMADRIDUpdated:06/17/2019 01: 00hRelated newsHyundai and Kia they invest in the American dawn to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles, Volkswagen and Ford are already...

Woody Allen walks around Bilbao before his concert at the Euskalduna

Woody Allen can presume from now on to know Bilbao thoroughly. He ate at one of his best restaurants, the Marzana quarry mine, and...