WordPress Blogs Under Attack

This is just a public service announcement for those of you who do not read computer and tech blogs regularly (like, uh, me). The Beau forwarded me a story this morning that WordPress blogs were being hacked — the victims being mainly blogs with weak administrator passwords such as “admin”. See  here (en) or here (g).

You can protect yourself (on WordPress or any other blogging platform, for that matter) by having a strong password and by changing it regularly. The blogs are being subject to “brute force” attacks carried out by bots which can rack up attempts in the millions per hour.

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