WordPress has released an urgent update to their awesome bloging software.

The update (2.3.3) fixes a major security hole in the XML-RPC and also someminor security fixes to other elements of the script.

'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.

Also, there is a vulnerability in the WP-Forum plugin that is being actively exploited right now. If you are using this plugin, please remove it until an update is available from its author.

Since we are talking security, remember to use strong passwords and change them regularly. While you’re updating WP and your plugins, consider refreshing your passwords.'

If you have not done so already then I strongly urge you to update your blog to the latest version.

Also I would recommend changing your password. Thi is a good idea anyway to do every couple of months or so. I do this and it will make it harder for people to guess your password if you change it often.

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