Take note, WordPress users!
A new version of the popular CMS has been released this morning. Version 4.2.4 is a security release for all previous versions. According to the announcement, this release fixes six different security issues and you should upgrade immediately.
The other type of security hole in the 4.2.4 release is known as an SQL injection. This type of hole allows an attacker to change the information in your back-end database. This could include content, user information, even passwords.
Several other bugs have also been fixed, including some theme preview issues and navigation menu bugs.
Keeping up on security is most important. Most recent website attacks have seen hackers taking over a site to distribute their malware. Most site owners don't even realized they've been compromised, as the attackers leave very little traces. Yet, your site could be distributing malware, which could have serious implications with modern browsers.
To upgrade, simply navigate to the Dashboard area your admin area, and click "Update Now" under the Updates tab. WordPress will do the rest.
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