Blog dehacked

I apologize if you saw any strange malware warnings last Friday. Someone exploited a hole in my rather old installation of WordPress and added a nasty Javascript scriptlet to every post. They also published every one of my drafts and also truncated every post title to a single word.

Google Webmaster Tools alerted me to the situation with an email. They have since confirmed that all the malware has been removed.

This involved upgrading WordPress to 3.0 as well as going through every post to remove the payload and fix the title. I took the opportunity to purge many of the posts.

WordPress 3.x seems much nicer than my creaky old install of WordPress 2.x. The widgets are very handy, as is the integrated update functionality for both WordPress and WordPress plugins.

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