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Posted on 15/04/13 02:12PM

There is currently an on-going and highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations across virtually every web hosting provider in the world. This has been going on for several days. Symptoms of the problem include slow website loading, or failing to load altogether, as the attack causes very high server loads. 

We recommend that all clients WordPress installation, that you change the password to something that meets the security requirements specified on the WordPress website.  These requirements are fairly typical of a secure password: upper and lowercase letters, at least eight characters long, and including “special” characters (^%$#&@*).

Also we suggest that if your login username is 'admin' that you change it to something else. Also please be sure that ALL your plugins are up to date, and you are running the latest version of Wordpress, which is currently 3.5.1

Please note that this is a global issue affecting all web hosting providers hosting wordpress installations.  It is also a good reminder that we must all take account security very seriously, and keep our websites up to date with the latest software updates.

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