Currently, WordPress works on both PHP 4 and PHP 5 based platforms. However, soon WordPress will not longer support PHP 4. As you're probably aware WordPress 3.0 is soon to be released to the public. It has been said that many features will be coded to run in PHP 5 only. Some existing features, such … Read more about How to Upgrade from PHP 4.x to PHP 5.x at Go Daddy
WordPress blogs hosted on Go Daddy and other hosting companies were hacked by another malicious attack on April 24, 2010 at 6:54am. What was visible in the source code was This is dangerous malware! It tries to infect your visitors computers with a virus. If a visitor is not protected with a … Read more about Cechirecom.com.js.php – WordPress Hacked | Case Study
Want to know why WordPress security is so important? If you're self-hosting WordPress, then listen to our Radio Interview on Night Cap with Larry & Kelli, which aired on BlogTalkRadio April 22, 2010. We discussed our WordPress Security Services, why malicious hackers hack, the roadmaps that … Read more about WordPress Security Radio Interview at Night Cap
The last two WordPress websites that we dehacked, infected with the Ninoplas Base64 malware, were both hosted at *Godaddy with many similarities. How to remove the Ninoplas Base64 virus? This can be done by using the Godaddy's Linux hosting restore feature. On average, it takes around 14 to 20 … Read more about Ninoplas Base64 WordPress Hacked on Godaddy | Case Study
Over the last couple of week, many WordPress websites hosted at Network Solutions were attacked with malicious code. Now, it's happening again. But...it's not just affecting sites running WordPress, it's also infecting Joomla and HTML sites too. According to stopmalvertising.com, this malicious … Read more about WordPress Blogs Hacked Again iframe Corpadsinc – Network Solutions
More and more, I hear people blaming WordPress and/or hosting companies for their websites being compromised. Some have valid points and others have not taken the security measure necessary to protect themselves. But...who's responsible for your website's security? Ultimately, it's you! You own the … Read more about Who’s Responsible for Your WordPress Security?
This week has been challenging for many self-hosted WordPress site owners. I've seen numerous posts all over the Internet of people plagued with the dreaded Ninoplas Base64 Virus. This virus isn't pretty. It attacks EVERY .php file on your server! If not removed properly, it will replicate itself … Read more about WordPress Site Hacked – Ninoplas Base64 Virus
After reading the headlines about the TJX hacker being found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison on March 25, 2010, it didn't leave me with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Why? Because of whom he worked for, why he did it and how many more are out there. Albert Gonzalez, known as the "TJX Hacker," … Read more about Largest-ever U.S. Prison Sentence for the TJX Hacker. Is it Justice?
When running any website, you want to do everything you can protect it. To start protecting your WordPress website, you should first make a backup of your WordPress database and your essential files (uploads, plugins, themes, etc.). And do backups regularly in case of an emergency. If you make … Read more about Why You Need to Backup Your WordPress Blog and Database
A security update for WordPress was released on February 15, 2010. Version 2.9.2 fixes a security vulnerability for WordPress versions 2.9 and 2.9.1. Why do I need to upgrade to WordPress? On December 18, 2009, WordPress had released Version 2.9 (Carmen). In this version, some great new features … Read more about WordPress 2.9.2 Upgrade Security Fix