Urgent Security Update – Visual Composer Plugin

Older versions of the Visual Composer plugin are facing a serious security threat. Total WP Support will be updating all client websites that use this plugin and restoring any hacked client websites for free.

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Urgent security update completed for all our WordPress Maintenance Plans Clients.

It has now been confirmed that there is a major issue regarding multiple security vulnerabilities in the Visual Composer WordPress plugin versions prior to 4.7.4 (releases prior to October 2, 2015). This plugin is included with a lot of themes so we are taking this very seriously at Total WP Support.

The creators of Visual Composer have addressed all identified vulnerabilities and undertaken a code audit to ensure that it is as secure as possible.

If you are WordPress Maintenance Client with Total WP Support, we have updated all the websites that use this plugin. Sites that have been compromised will have any hacks or malware issues fixed for free.

For those not using one of our Maintenance Plans, we strongly encourage you to update to version 4.7.4 or later as soon as possible. We recommend you take the following steps to secure your WordPress website immediately, after first backing up your WordPress site.

Affected Items

All themes that include Visual Composer by WP Bakery.

Your Security is Our Priority

We take security seriously here at Total WP Support. When we receive security vulnerability reports for items used by our clients, we work as quickly as possible to validate the report, investigate risk and determine the best course of action for the security of our clients.