This past weekend, WordPress 3.3.2 was released into the wild. This is an important update because it fixes several security issues. Anyone running a WordPress-powered site should update immediately whenever a security patch is released. The leading cause of hacked WordPress websites are because of outdated and non-updated versions of WordPress.
It is also a good practice to always make a backup of your website prior to any major update/upgrade that you perform. BackupBuddy is the perfect solution to make sure you always have a secure backup prior to upgrading your WordPress installation. Not only can BackupBuddy create a full backup for you, it can also perform a security scan prior to backing up so that you can make sure you always have the highest quality backup available.
To learn more about this update and what security issues were addressed, please visit WordPress.org.
Side Note: If you are currently playing around with the WordPress 3.4 beta releases, Beta 4 was also released at the same time as the security update.
Be sure to check out the iThemes-sponsored “Lockdown WordPress: Security Tips from Sucuri” this Wednesday, April 25th @ 1:00pm. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to do basic garage cleaning on your WordPress site, what security hacks Sucuri is seeing infected and tips on helping reduce your site risk.