WordPress Update - heads up

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My WP BlogThe Real Estate Bloggers wrote of a just released update: "Heads Up To Bloggers: Wordpress Exploit Hitting Blogs - Update is Now Out. If you are using Wordpress as you blogging engine, and not wordpress.com but self hosting your site, there is an update that needs to be applied ASAP."

The announcement from WordPress dated January 15, 2007.

The Real Estate Bloggers wrote:
 

"There is a exploit running around where your site could be redirected to anthers site, and since most of you are realtors, this could be damaging to your reputation. A bunch of the SEO bloggers got hit today with it, so this is not something to blow off. "

If my site is hosted I don't have to worry? The host updates it for you?

I woke up one morning and my one week old blog was missing  ...

There is a NEW WordPress Group on Active Rain. 

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Rainer
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Marc Blasi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Wow - great way to start off the morning!

Thanks for the heads-up Maureen, I wonder how many other people are going to be hit with this....

Jan 15, 2007 10:04 PM #1
Rainer
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Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL
They should have laws for hijacking your blog!
Jan 15, 2007 10:16 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Hopefully people who use "Wordpress as you blogging engine, and not wordpress.com but self hosting your site" saw it ...on the bigger blogs. 

I would think most of us on Active Rain w/ a WordPress blog have a blogging host and I hope that means we don't have to worry about this...I am hoping Maureen Francis, Toby Boyce, Jay Thompson and other WP bloggers on Active Rain  will comment and say "don't worry little, know nothing,  wordpress.com user... your blog is safe."  My WP blog is 16 days old and not evolving quickly... I need to learn a lot more about WordPress blogs.  

Jan 15, 2007 10:37 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Maureen - I don't use WordPress, but I did just send a link to your post to several friends who do use it.

Ann

Jan 15, 2007 11:38 PM #4
Rainer
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Christine Forgione
1 - Whitestone, NY
Associate Broker

Huh - That is interesting to say the least.  How does that happen? 

I am sorry - I am still stuck on your blog was missing.  I am a bit slow on the uptake.  HOW does that happen? 

Jan 15, 2007 11:51 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Ann I think most mere mortals are using a host...

Christine: It was redirected. I don't know how that happens... whether it was maliscious, a problem with my host, something I did..  I am clueless.

Jan 15, 2007 11:51 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

thanks for the heads up..... my service providor installed mine, so i dont get any enail updates from wordpress

 

Jan 16, 2007 03:45 AM #7
Rainmaker
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
I just took a quick look at WordPress this weekend and was impressed with how easy it was to put a site up. Of course now I want to really get in and customize it and tweak the CSS, but don't know if I'll be able to find the time to do it right. Glad to see there's a group here.
Jan 16, 2007 04:47 PM #8
Rainer
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Ben Kakimoto
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Seattle, WA
Seattle Condo Specialist

That's for the info.

Ugh...I tried to use Fantastico for the upgrade, but something went wrong.  All I get is a blank screen :( Hopefully, my webhost can fix it. 

Jan 17, 2007 08:28 AM #9
Rainer
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Ben Kakimoto
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Seattle, WA
Seattle Condo Specialist
FYI - I had been using Wordress 2.0.2 and I upgraded via Fantastico...but Fantastico only had version 2.0.6 rather than the most recent 2.0.7 version.  Well, I encountered php issues in 2.0.6 and all I got was a blank page.  So, I had to upgrade to 2.0.7 manually (via Wordpress' upgrade process rather than Fantastico) and I was able to restore my blog.  So if you're using a older version (not 2.0.6) and upgrade, follow Wordpress' 2.0/2.0.1/2/3/4/5 to 2.0.7 instructions and skip 2.0.6.
Jan 17, 2007 10:18 AM #10
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