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Legacy WordPress systems under worm attack!

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

“WordPress, the popular open-source Content Management System (CMS) for many thousands of bloggers worldwide, is under attack from a ‘clever’ worm that automatically compromises unpatched versions of the WordPress system.

The particularly nasty bug crawls the web for vulnerable WordPress installations, installing malware, deleting content, and generally wreaking havoc wherever it can. Today, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg eloquently implored WordPress bloggers to update more frequently.

Originally, updating the WordPress system was a rather laborious process; however, newer versions offer fast and simple one-click upgrades. The two most recent versions of WordPress (2.8.3 and 2.8.4) cannot be attacked by the worm discovered this week, and blogs hosted at WordPress.com are also apparently immune.”


  1. September 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I cannot upload images here either!And it allows no links either?

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