Happy Upcoming Labor Day. Do you know if your WordPress Blog is secure?
Iâ€™m seeing messages in the Admin Control Panel of my blogs that there is a worm snaking around on the web creating havoc to older WordPress versions. The messages, which I will link below, are requesting users to update their WordPress to the latest version. It should be an easy thing to do. If youâ€™re worried about breaking your theme because it canâ€™t hold up to latest WP version 2.8.4, go and find another one. There are plenty of free themes out there and yes, I do know the trouble of setting up them up to your specification. However, be safe than sorry.
Btw, a good host, as in Dreamhost will let you know about keeping WP upgraded. I let one of my blogs used an older version for the longest and my host sent me a notice about the update with the reason being keeping my blog secured.
Here are a few links for your perusal.
Directly from the developers
Old WordPress Version Under Attack. Lorelle also has suggestions for securing your blog.
WordPress Security and Upgrade Help