Blogger Beware

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Warning for new and existing WordPress users: DO NOT download WordPress themes from 3rd party "galleries". Identify the original source of the theme and download directly from the authors website.

As WordPress - both hosted and self-hosted - continues to enjoy explosive growth, exposure to malicious activity and code will increase. Sadly, this applies to both website administrators and visitors. In August I was disappointed to discover that WordPress and Joomla themes were being redistributed with malicious code; code which would track your own visitors or allow for random ads to be served. Since being exposed, the offending website has been taken down. Unfortunately, similar theme galleries have appeared with the same intent to redistribute themes with malicious code.

FYI from 5thirtyone.com

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Posted: December 17th, 2007
at 7:28pm by Black Ock


Categories: web,not ninja-worthy,weaponry

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