In the wake of the disclosure of the Heartbleed bug, there has been a general call for people to change all their passwords which for many of us would be a full time occupation for several days! What is needed is a list of sites affected by the Heartbleed bug so that we can intelligently focus our efforts. Fortunately, such a list has been produced
A WordPress security update to deal with the newly discovered Heartbleed vulnerability was released today. This is an important patch update and should be applied immediately if your site did not already update automatically. Many of you, myself included, received notices today that your site(s) had been automatically updated to WP 3.8.2. Some of these were unexpected and due to the apparent failure of a plugin that is supposed to prevent automatic updates.
Old Yahoo! email addresses present a potential problem for those with mailing lists now that Yahoo! will be releasing old addresses back into the available pool.
WordPress released version 3.5.2 over the weekend. This version contains a number of security fixes as well as a few bug fixes and should be applied immediately. There have also been updates to a number of plugins of late, many in response to problems found as a result of the recent (and still ongoing) brute force attacks...
The recent announcement of the impending shutdown of Google Reader has generated a lot of questions about RSS and has revealed a great deal of confusion. What is RSS? Why should you care about RSS? What is the future of RSS now that Google Reader is apparently one of the walking dead? What can/should you do about it? I will try to answer those questions without causing your eyes to glaze over!