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WordPress just released their latest open source version 3.1.3 yesterday, and this new update has several added security improvements. If you haven’t upgraded, please do so, but backup your WordPress before upgrading to any newer versions.WordPress Adds Improved Security

WordPress Added Security

  • Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects.
  • Improves file upload security on hosts with dangerous security settings.
  • Cleans up old WordPress import files if an import doesn’t complete, those import files will be cleaned up automatically.
  • Clickjacking protection in modern browsers on admin and login pages.
  • Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects.

The security fixes and improvements address and protect WordPress installation files and the overall WordPress framework. To view the release notes for version 3.1.3, visit WordPress Trac.

You can visit WordPress.org to download the latest update 3.1.3 or you can update automatically inside the WordPress Admin console.

Happy blogging!

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  1. Very good article, thanks for the material quality and congratulations on your site.

  2. Nice information. Thanks for sharing. Love to see more from you. Thanks once again :)

  3. Yeah WordPress is one of the best free CMS ever. It is great that people responsible for the security side of it are always alerted and improves the system all the time. Everyone who thinks about running some serious site or blog should consider to use WP.

  4. I didn’t know that wordpress was not clickjacking proof :s

  5. Fascinating. Thanks for informing me of this. This is very useful.