Better update your WordPress asap

Looks like another big security hole has been discovered:

Millions of websites running WordPress are at risk of hijacking attacks thanks to a vulnerability that is actively being exploited in the wild and is present in the default installation of the widely used content management system, security researchers warned Wednesday.

Source: Actively exploited WordPress bug puts millions of sites at risk | Ars Technica

Check your WordPress site: it might be hacked

It’s been a wild month for WordPress users;  there has been a rash of WordPress sites getting hacked.  If you haven’t checked your own site lately, you should.    The symptom of the hack is that visitors to your site get redirected to a malicious site, typically ending in .ru (Russia). It’s pretty easy to test: go to your site :(.

You can also go to sucuri.net to do a free scan on your WordPress site.

The fix is complicated and different for each user.  If you’re not technically-minded, get some professional help to clean out your site.   Do a Google search for “WordPress site hacked” and go from there.