27 September 2013

A new version of the popular blogging platform WordPress has been released. Version 3.6.1 fixes a number of important security issues. If you use WordPress you are advised to update immediately.

In particular, the new version fixes a flaw that has been demonstrated to be exploitable in the wild, and could potentially allow an attacker to gain unauthorised access to your WordPress account.

Protecting your system

If you use WordPress you should update your system to the latest version.

A detailed description of how to update is available from WordPress.

You should also enable its automatic update feature.

Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important steps for protecting your data and identity.

More information

Stay Smart Online has more information on updating your software and implementing security policies for businesses.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.

Information provided by the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory, www.icsl.com.au.

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Disclaimer

This information has been prepared by Enex TestLab for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy ('the Department'). It was accurate and up to date at the time of publishing.

This information is general information only and is intended for use by private individuals and small to medium sized businesses. If you are concerned about a specific cyber security issue you should seek professional advice.

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