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blog maintenance

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I recently discovered that my blog had become the victim of a hacker’s malicious code. My index.php file got hacked on March 16 which resulted in re-directions of many viewers to a page claiming that my site was “a reported spam site.”

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone viewing my blog. I use a Mac and had not experienced this myself. Yesterday I was trying to show someone my blog on a PC when I first encountered this situation. It took me about 3 hours this evening to back-up my blog and re-install WordPress 2.7. My understanding is that the hackers may have exploited a security hole in WordPress’s code.

I’ll be keeping a close eye on things from now on. Please let me know if you notice anything unusual.

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    alan:

    Ouch. I feel for you, man. I discovered last night that my site had been exploited via an out-of-date package that I had forgotten about. After much profanity I think I’m back to normal, again, but it wasn’t fun.

    Glad you’re back in action again.

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    Robert:

    Thanks, Alan. I’m new to this blogging stuff so I’m still learning what to watch out for. I guess getting hacked is just part of the experience ;-)

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