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WordPress 2.8.5: A Hardening Release

WordPress 2.8.5: A Hardening Release

Hardening release? Really?

Anyway, version 2.8.5 of popular blogging platform WordPress is available and it features code cleanup and addresses some potential issues. You should upgrade as always, either from within your WordPress install, or by downloading from

In other WordPress news, the team is pimping the exploit scanner plugin which sounds like a good idea if you think your WordPress site might have been hit, and also urges you to participate in the 2.9 beta testing.

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  • I don’t understand why they released the new version so quickly after the last update 2 months ago.
    I don’t see any changing in this new version. It’s not really necessary to upgrade.

  • Saw this update Yesterday and the first thing which I did
    was Backup my Db and updated the wordpress. Though wordpress are releasing very quick update.. :|

  • This is a nice release from WordPress. DDOS attack via trackback relief is nice.I
    am eagerly waiting for the new version WordPress 2.9. It will be interesting to see
    what will come out from the WordPress box to its users.

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