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Fake WordPress Site


Many sites across the blogosphere are reporting a fake website that is distributing a backdoored version of WordPress. Though these are few and far between, it behooves all users to be careful when downloading any kind of code to run on their blog. The Register report contains an update from Peter Westwood (a WordPress lead dev) about the code being distributed and his suggestions on how to avoid being duped. Though the fake site is down now and If you believe that you might have been the victim of this site, please download a fresh copy of WordPress from and upgrade your blog to be safe. I personally follow a few simple rules to make sure that I never fall for a social engineering or covert code trap on my blogs. Always download core WordPress code from Type the link into your browser address bar rather than following […]

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