An important WordPress update was released this week, version 2.3.3. Please update your WordPress installation to ensure that you will have the latest protections.From the WordPress Blog:
WordPress 2.3.3 is an urgent security release. If you have registration enabled a flaw was found in the XML-RPC implementation such that a specially crafted request would allow a user to edit posts of other users on that blog. In addition to fixing this security flaw, 2.3.3 fixes a few minor bugs. If you are interested only in the security fix, download the fixed version of xmlrpc.php and copy it over your existing xmlrpc.php. Otherwise, you can get the entire release here.
Not sure how to upgrade? Well, here’s a great video that shows you in 5 minutes how to upgrade your WordPress version.
I also suggest taking a look at the WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin, which will automatically perform the 5 steps to the upgrading process for you at the click of a button. This plugin is extremely useful for those users who are not familiar with FTP or had someone else set up their installation for them.
Oh, and since you are updating your WordPress, check your plugins and change your password! Security is priority #1!
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