Blogging is supposed to be fun but it isn't always like that. If you are hosting your own blog there is a great chance that one day a hacker may decide to target your site.
I recently wrote how my WordPress blog was hacked and seriously compromised. This is a very important topic, so I am giving it extra attention.
As good as it is, WordPress still has security issues. Upgrading to the latest version is a must if you want to lower the risk of getting your site hacked. Version 2.6 WordPress came out few days ago and if you haven't yet - upgrade. Upgrading is not hard today with excellent plugins like Instant upgrade.
It's output is fairly advanced. It scans through all files in your WordPress installation and searches for malicious looking code. Basically you want to check if any of the warnings contain links to sites you are not familiar with. If they do you might want to ask an expert about it.
If you are the only registered user of you WordPress blog, turning off "Anyone can register" option in your General settings of the Admin panel is a nice precaution as this was the source of biggest troubles in the past.
Should he trouble still happen, be sure you have at least weekly backups of your blog. WordPress Database Backup plugin will automate this work for you, so no reason not to use it.
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