Twitter Bombarded With WordPress Users Must Tweets

September 6, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More

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I have never expected that there’s going to be another trending topic on Twitter about WordPress attacks. Not at any point in time. It’s not something to cheer about because it’s a vulnerability that every self-hosted site running on WordPress must be alerted on particularly blogs.

I have once written a post about this vulnerability entitled, “Blogosphere Alert: Prevent your WordPress blogs from being hacked!” which takes into account the ordeal that I’ve gone through and how I faced it with much ardor.

Now that this is happening again (at least not on this blog), this took me back into the experience of how this blog was challenged and how I responded. Of course, no person would ever want something he has accomplished go to waste so I went all out in solving the issue myself.

“WordPress Users Must” is the trending topic on Twitter at the time of writing so I have decided to tweet my previous post about this issue for others to read because I know that it can certainly provide valuable information to many. In fact, I even took the time to comment on Lorelle’s blog regarding her post entitled, “Old WordPress Versions Under Attack” hoping that somehow I could contribute to the conversation.

What I find annoying is like most trending topics on Twitter, affiliate schemes tend to take advantage of it having tweets containing links pointing to affiliate landing pages and a bunch of unrelated tweets just mentioning the phrase. Take a look at the screen shot below to see what I’m talking about.

WordPress Users Must - Trending topic on Twitter during the WordPress Attacks on September 2009

WordPress Users Must - Trending topic on Twitter during the WordPress Attacks on September 2009

While Twitter still don’t have any algorithm to filter out which tweets are relevant to the topic, then it’s your job to do it. My only advice is you follow the steps I’ve mentioned on my previous post about this blog being hacked and always be in the lookout.

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  1. Derek says:

    I know Wp has some vulnerabilities, and im constanly uprading my versions to get more security. Thanks for the advices,


  2. Mathdelane says:

    You’re welcome! Let me know if there’s anything I could help.

  3. jerry says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing your views and information. From now on i will keep updating my version. Keep sharing such important information which will be beneficial for us.
    .-= jerry @ vintage t shirts ´s last blog ..“Something Old” or “Something New” – A Vintage Wedding Dress Buyer’s Guide =-.

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