Clarification on “Security Hardening” in 1.16.2 Update


I noticed that the latest version includes some security enhancements. However, upon following the link provided in the changelog:, I read that I should navigate to Tools → Cron Events and then click on the “PHP events” filter at the top of the list. Yet, I cannot seem to find any “PHP events” option. Could this be because I have never created a cron job myself? I only see the cron jobs related to WordPress and my plugins, but I have never created any.

So, does this mean that this plugin update do not affect me, and it doesn’t matter whether I update the plugin to the latest version or not? Am I not at risk from any security issues?

Best regards.


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