After reading Mashable’s post about WordPress Attack Underway: WordPress Users Must Upgrade [ALERT] I decided to upgrade immediately.
The outdated, unpatched versions of WordPress are vulnerable to attacks. There is a clever worm that registers as a user, makes itself a “hidden” Administrator and inserts hidden spam and malware into old posts. I am managing a site that requires user registration that’s why I was really worried of the possible attack.
Prior to this attack, I was hesitant to upgrade, thinking it was not a big deal. My last upgrade was with WP 2.7. But this time I had to upgrade to WP 2.8.4, no second thoughts.
It’s my first time to upgrade through the Dashboard. And boy, it was so easy. I thought it would take longer but I was wrong. It’s as if I just upgraded a plugin.
If you haven’t upgraded your self hosted WordPress blog, what are you waiting for?
…Please upgrade, it’s the only way we can help each other.
Upgrade your WordPress blog, now na!