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A Great New Year Gift… A Mandatory Update To 3.0.4

First off… Happy New Year everyone! We at Stop WordPress Hackers want to welcome you to this site and we hope you have a good year in 2011. Most importantly, we hope you have a secure website in 2011!

Apparently, Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress) also want you to have a safe new year as he announced a mandatory wordpress update from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4. Here’s a snippet of his email announcement…

My last message to you this year is an important but unfortunate one: we’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible.

I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.

You can read the official announcement at

We strongly echo Matt’s request that everyone update their wordpress websites. There are many things you can do to protect your wordpress site, but one of the easiest things you can always do is stay current with the updates.

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