US-CERT has issued an alert regarding the ongoing massive brute-force attacks against WordPress sites, warning users and administrators to keep their installation always updated and to change the username and password for their WordPress accounts - especially if they kept the default "admin" username and use an easy-to-guess, commonly-used password.
WordPress users can finally secure their account(s) with two step authentication.
WordPress 3.5.1, now available for download, is a maintenance and security release for all previous versions that fixes 37 bugs.
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Joomla and WordPress sites' administrators should consider updating to the latest version of their respective content management system as soon as possible since, according to reports, malware peddlers are bent on compromising them with "some tool that's basically firing a bunch of Joomla and Wordpress exploits at a given server and hoping something hits." The compromised websites are then embedded with an iFrame that first directs users to a traffic distribution system, and then to a page hosting an exploit kit.