The popular content management and blogging software used by a huge percentage of the world’s blog sites had a security hole that could be exploited to take control of the web server, and attack code had been released in the wild. WordPress responded quickly, releasing a security update to patch the problem – but it only helps if admins ensure that it gets applied to their servers.
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.