Joel Friedlander and Nate Hoffelder
on The Book Designer Site:
Monday is usually my spot in our publishing schedule, but I’m giving it up today for a good reason.
Last week Nate Hoffelder of The Digital Reader alerted me to a widespread attack on vulnerable WordPress sites. Since my site, and those of many other authors run on WordPress, this is a serious situation you should pay attention to.
The attacks, which have affected over 2,000,000 WordPress pages in the past few days, was reported by, among others, Ars Technica: “Virally growing attacks on unpatched WordPress sites affect ~2m pages.”
Here’s one thing they said:
“Attacks on websites running an outdated version of WordPress are increasing at a viral rate. Almost 2 million pages have been defaced since a serious vulnerability in the content management system came to light nine days ago. The figure represents a 26 percent spike in the past 24 hours.”
In this context, Nate suggested some immediate steps you can take that will help guard your site.
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