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