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WordPress Attacks: Time To Wake Up
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Lorna Garey
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10/3/2013 | 4:44:43 PM
re: WordPress Attacks: Time To Wake Up
"Moral responsibility" is definitely not heavy-handed enough. Not until a company that was negligent in updating software and as a result lost customer data is sued out of existence by said customers will the average LOB leader pay attention.
SMB Kevin
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10/3/2013 | 2:07:31 AM
re: WordPress Attacks: Time To Wake Up
Brent, thanks for the input. I agree with the "security updates are now easy" sentiment for the most part. But that's actually underscoring my point here: The updates are easy and still many don't implement them. -Kevin
BrentN499
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10/2/2013 | 11:56:44 PM
re: WordPress Attacks: Time To Wake Up
Good post but over-inflated headline.

If all the wordpress sites were non-web standard websites, like we built in the nineties, the internet would be filled with malware.

Yes, site owners should use the built-in update tools wordpress affords but you should mention that because of wordpress 70 million websites now have the potential to stay current. This was simply not possible until web standards and wordpress became popular enough for designers and developers to embrace both.

Disagree with your friend's use of the word moral. Ethical is more accurate. There is no moral obligation to do anything online, in my humble opinion.

Better headline:
"Thanks to WordPress Website Security Updates Are Now Easy"
David F. Carr
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10/2/2013 | 9:47:49 PM
re: WordPress Attacks: Time To Wake Up
I think Automattic and the rest of the developers behind WordPress have done a reasonably good job of trying to make it as easy as possible to keep the software up to date. But even with something approaching one-click simplicity, it seems not everyone can be bothered.


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