When ever there is a security update for WordPress you should always update your blog and website as soon as possible. According to Kaspersky one of the reasons that the recent Flashback Mac OSx Trojan malware infected 600,000+ computers was due to infected WordPress websites.

So how did this happen? When developers build you a website there typically is no time or budget left over for maintenance and updates. This means websites can be left running on old versions of WordPress with known security issues and these can be exploited by hackers.

Even worse - for customer usage, the ability to update WordPress can be locked off from the backend or these messages can be hidden.

The message is clear - always, always, always include maintenance and support in your WordPress projects.

Tags: hack, malware, Releases, Security

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Damien Saunders
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