February 5, 2012 — Ralph Ritoch, from VNetPublishing.Com has released the latest version of the popular WordPress security plugin named Web Security Tools. The plugin provides some new features, including the ability to detect and destroy new and unknown PHP virus strains along with its existing dictionary of viruses. Other new features include encryption support in the threat definition libraries, email notifications, and protection against multi-byte character encoding attacks which are commonly used in a hacking method known as SQL injection.
With recent clashes between Ralph Ritoch, the owner of VNetPublishing.Com, and WordPress staff, this release likly to cause some waves in the blogging community. In the previous version it was found that a bad server configuration could cause some security threats within the plugin. Instead of fully investigating the issue, WordPress blocked the plugin from the repository making it more difficult to keep the plugin updated. Ralph Ritoch has responded in fury, launching a petition and releasing private email conversations with WordPress.
Regardless of the ongoing battle between Ralph Ritoch and WordPress this new plugin definitely appears to open up the next generation of web security. The plugin is available for direct download at http://www.vnetpublishing.com/websecuritytools/ and can be used to defend web sites against various threats. Could this new technology mean and end to WordPress blogging sites being taken down by the group of hackers known as Anonymous?
We need your support. We need your signatures. The petition link is at http://ralphndiaritoch.info/petition/