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WordPress 2.9 “Carmen” Released

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It was announced recently that WordPress 2.9 has been released. There are a few cool new features, which I’ll list below: Built-in image editing – This feature allows you to do basic image editing to your uploads, including cropping, resizing, rotating, among other things. Easier embedded content – Using the oEmbed standard, embedding content can

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WordPress 2.8.6 Released

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In case you didn’t notice the message on top of your WordPress dashboard, WordPress 2.8.6 is now available. The release fixes two security problems that can be exploited by registered and logged in users with posting privileges. Basically if you have untrusted users on your blog with a user level of “Author” or above, upgrading

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WordPress 2.8.5 Released

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It was just announced yesterday that WordPress 2.8.5 has been released, which is considered a “security hardening” release. Here are some of the updates and fixes: A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen. Removal of areas within the code where PHP code in variables was evaluated. Switched the file upload

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Security Alert – Upgrade to WordPress 2.8.4 Now

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There is a security exploit going around, and it could affect anyone not using the most up-to-date version of WordPress at the moment, which is WordPress 2.8.4. Lorelle has a good writeup on how old WordPress versions are under attack. To summarize, here’s what to look out for if you think your WordPress site may

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WordPress 2.8.4 Released

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As predicted, WordPress 2.8.4 has been released. No surprise here, after news about the admin password reset “exploit” issue surfaced yesterday. Yeah, there’s some arguments over whether it’s a security issue or not, but it can be pretty annoying if you get hit by it. It’s highly recommended you upgrade immediately. This is a pretty

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WordPress 2.8.3 Released

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WordPress 2.8.3 was just released, just a couple weeks after the last one. This is a security update, so it’s highly recommended you upgrade immediately. What exactly is fixed? According to Ryan Boren, some things that were supposed to be fixed in 2.8.2, as he “missed some places when fixing the privilege escalation issues.” No

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WordPress 2.8.2 Released

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The release of WordPress 2.8.2 has been announced. This was a relatively unexpected release, however it fixes a cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to comment author URLs not being fully sanitized. This could then cause you to be directed to another site from your admin panel. I’ve been reading on Twitter that people haven’t

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WordPress 2.8.1 Released

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For all you people who like to wait for the first point release to upgrade, now is the time. WordPress 2.8.1 fixes a number of bugs. Some of the more glaring fixes I noticed are listed below: Certain themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. 2.8.1 works around

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