Is your phpMyAdmin version outdated and vulnerable?

phpMyAdmin versionOn December 21, 2012, phpMyAdmin released version 3.5.5 to fix 9 bugs, but luckily no needed security fixes. So why should you care?

One area that I pay attention to in my quest for the best WordPress security is to make sure that my hosting company is doing their job.

Yes, when you have managed hosting, it’s that hosting company’s job to provide you with all the latest security patches. Even though you depend on them to take care of this for you, you still have to “check” on them. Don’t turn a blind-eye. They’re not perfect.

It’s ultimately your responsibility for everything that happens to your domain(s), hosting, email, and websites. It was your choice to have the website in the first place and where you decided to host it.

My hosting company has “failed” to install security updates

One of my Hostgator hosting accounts (shared) has failed to give me two important phpMyAdmin security patches, and my cPanel is also outdated.

Here’s how I found out my hosting account was vulnerableYou must be logged in to see this content. Please login or become a SafeWP Member.


About Regina Smola

Regina Smola is a sought-after WordPress Security Expert, co-founder of, and owner of She has helped thousands of WordPress users tighten security on their WordPress sites and fixed hundreds of hacked WordPress blogs. Get more info on Regina on Facebook and Google+.

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