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April 15, 2013

WordPress Under Attack!

Wordpress is currently under attack by a botnet ‘tens of thousands’ of computers strong. EEK!

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Wordpress bloggers that kept their username as ‘admin’ are most likely to be attacked by the relentless botnet.

Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg has some revolutionary advice,

Here’s what I would recommend: If you still use admin as a username on your blog, change it, use a strong password.

He also recommends using two-factor authentication if you’re using WP.com, as well as making sure you’re on the latest version of WordPress.

Do this and you’ll be ahead of 99% of sites out there and probably never have a problem.

So what should you do if your username is ‘admin’ : CHANGE IT!!!! NOW!!!

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Kaedyn Sheikh

Hi my name is Kaedyn, and I’m a guest blogger on BeginnersTech as well as running my own site Gadget Dweebs. My biggest passion I have in life is gadgets, and I’m not fussy with the genre. It can be a sport gadget, a cooking gadget, a gaming gadget, a useful gadget (and a fair few un-useful ones)…if its new, I have to play with it. My day job is a city boy helping entrepreneurs get funding for their dreams, by night, I’m a gadget loving dweeb.

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