Posted By Gregory

WP Cerber Security 9.5.6

Major improvements

  • We have introduced the capability to send 2FA verification codes via SMTP. When an SMTP server is set up in the WP Cerber settings, it will be the preferred method for sending these codes. Note that SMTP email feature is available in the professional version of WP Cerber.
  • As a backup, if there’s an issue sending emails through the configured SMTP server, WP Cerber will switch to using the default WordPress mailer.
  • Additionally, we have added email error reporting. If an error occurs while WP Cerber is sending an email, the error details are captured and shown as a warning on the WP Cerber dashboard.

Minor improvements

  • WP Cerber now captures and logs fatal PHP errors managed by WordPress. If your website crashes and displays the WordPress message “There has been a critical error on this website”, and if software error logging is enabled, the error details will be stored and can be accessed in the Traffic Inspector log.
  • WP Cerber now identifies and shows the name, version and author of a plugin or a theme that produced PHP errors. The information is available in the Traffic Inspector log.
  • All users with prohibited usernames (logins) are marked with the red label “PROHIBITED” on the Users admin page. The label now has an appropriate translation.
  • If a user is blocked by the website admin, the red label “User is blocked” is shown on the user profile page next to the username.
  • The limits on the maximum length of SMTP setting fields have been increased from 28 characters to 64.
  • Translations in the plugin language files have been updated.

Fixed bugs

  • If HTTP redirection is set to handle attempts to access protected areas, and WP Cerber blocks an intruder’s IP address, no email alerts are sent even if lockout alerting is enabled.

Wonder what WP Cerber got in the previous version?

Review the release note for WP Cerber Security 9.5.5.

How to install WP Cerber on your WordPress

Enable automatic updates in the plugin settings or use this instruction on how to install WP Cerber if you do not have it on your website.

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I'm a software engineer and team lead at Cerber Tech. I started coding in 1993 on IBM System/370 and today software engineering at Cerber Tech is how I make my living.

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