I just released “Downadup Worm Infection: Cyber Attacks on the Rise in 2009” on the Blog Herald, the first in a short series on security issues facing bloggers and web users in 2009. The Downadup Work has infected more than 3 million sites worldwide and is spreading. Most of these sites are in Asia, but it could reach farther if Windows users and web servers aren’t updated and patched immediately.
Online attacks are increasing and our blogs and online activities are at risk. We need to stay informed and prepared to prevent, protect, and respond to these threats. Last year, many WordPress bloggers had their sites hacked, from big name sites like presidential candidates and top probloggers to personal blogs with little traffic. Anyone is vulnerable to these malicious attacks.
In the next articles in the series, I’ll specifically address WordPress security issues and how to keep your WordPress blog safe and secure. The answer is “update now” but I’ll cover more specific points to help you blog safe.
- Blog Security – Interview of a WordPress Hacker
- There’s Never Been A Better Time To Upgrade WordPress
- Did Your WordPress Site Get Hacked?
- Prevention: Protecting Your Online and Internet Security
- Fighting Registration Spam in WordPress
- Are You Risking Your Blog With an Unofficial or Vulnerable WordPress Theme
- Protecting Your WordPress Blog
- WordPress Security Prevention, Reactions, and Scares
- WordPress Blogs and More Hacked by Google Redirects
- WordPress 2.6.2 Mandatory Upgrade
- Warning: Fake WordPress Malicious Site
- Protect Your Blog With a Solid Password
- WordPress 2.5, Security Issues, Plugins Updated, WordPress vs WordPressMU
- Daily Blog Tips – Make Sure Your WordPress is Not Hacked
- Noupe – WordPress Security Tips and Hacks
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