Web Design and Development
Today, another version of WordPress was released which contains an important security update.
Recently, Stefan Esser wrote about how attackers could exploit the function that is used to randomly generate passwords. Apparently, they can use this to predict passwords for other users and gain full access to your blog. Hence, the need for a fix.
This problem, however, does not affect all WordPress websites. Read on to see if you should be concerned.
If your website enables open user registration, then your website is at risk. And it is very important for you to update right away!
Otherwise, your website is secure and you can continue using your current version. However, you still might want to upgrade. WordPress 2.6.2 has a few other improvements and bug fixes, which can be seen in the WordPress trac.
To get the latest version of WordPress, click here to download the files.
And for more information regarding this security issue, visit the WordPress blog, where additional updates may be posted soon.Tags: blogs, content management system, software, WordPress