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There are so many websites powered by wordpress, including some of the ones posted by our members. Please make sure you or your webmaster patch or update your sites to the latest version. I often see outdated wordpress sites that are never updated in fear of breaking the styling and theme. It is critical to keep web 2.0 sites up to date.

 

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Recent WordPress vulnerability used to deface 1.5 million pages

Over One Million WordPress Sites Defaced

 

It's easy to see if you are running a wordpress site (as long as the admin panel has not been moved) just append /wp-admin/ to your domain name. Example: yoursite.com/wp-admin/

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I have WP sites for some of my business ventures and can attest to the fact that they can be hacked. Do some homework and pay attention to security. One of my sites was hacked and a bunch of tacky soft porn web pages were attached to my site that made Google blacklist the site. I basically had to rebuild the site from scratch to solve the problem. WP's ease of use is the same thing that makes it vulnerable.

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