Atom feeds prompt WordPress security considerations

05/19/2014 | HTML Goodies

Native WordPress support for RSS and Atom feeds can leave users vulnerable to hijacking and virus infections from feeds, but using PHP's cURL can help keep feed subscription secure, writes Robert Gravelle. Developers must add the cURL library to their WordPress page to obtain the SSL certificate information that decrypts feeds. SSL adoption "does place some extra burden on the WordPress site owner," notes Gravelle.

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