Monthly Archive: January 2008
I came over here to update the blogroll and noticed a funny thing:
Someone was able to hack WordPress in a way that gave them access to the blogroll. No idea when it happened, but the links all redirected through this WordPress blog using a trailing structure in the form of:
At the end of the URL to which I linked. Not sure offhand what the ?q is and how it differs from the ?s format used to return search results. It did the job
, anyway, redirecting to an entirely different location. I suspect the blog in question was also victimized and had no active role.
The lesson? This is probably why there have been security-related updates to WordPress that I should have installed periodically. I’m pretty sure none of the WP blogs in our “empire” are fully updated except the newest one. Oops.
The other lesson? If I posted here regularly as I really do plan to, I would notice these things promptly, limiting any benefit accruing from the linkage.
Now multiple WordPress updates are on my list of things that must be done sooner rather than later.