WordPress botnet attack underway


Security experts are warning that an escalating series of online attacks designed to break into poorly-secured WordPress blogs is fueling the growth of an unusually powerful botnet currently made up of more than 90,000 Web servers.

Now would be a good time to shore up your WordPress installation with the latest security fixes and perhaps change your password to something more secure.

  • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

    Or consider if you need WordPress at all.

    Don’t get me wrong, lots of people do, but I’d been using it for years without thinking through my needs. For me, a blogging tool that built all the files locally was a better choice. I got much better performance, the ability to save my posts locally, and backup via github.

    And most importantly, removing WordPress got me closer to HTML+CSS+JavaScript, which is something I want to learn anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

      It’s not just blogging, it’s content management.

      • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

        Indeed. If you need what it does, wonderful! I was using it as a simple blogging tool. For my needs, it was overly complicated — and, because of that, more bloated and sluggish than it had to be.

        If you have more complex needs, it might be perfect for you.

  • vinnyrose