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  • My site has been hacked so when I go to the dashboard I get a very unpleasant message. Please can anyone help me remove this and suggest how I can improve security?

    Many thanks

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  • I hope you have an up to date database backup, and your theme files.

    Re-upload the latest wordpress files (currently 2.0.7), delete the database and create a fresh one with a “strong” password (make sure it’s different from your old one), re-install wordpress, then restore the database from the last good backup.
    Then change your wordpress login passwords…

    Just to be sure I would also suggest that you change your hosting login password as well.

    It seems a pain, but unfortunately these things happen… there are some real ba****ds out there

    As far as making sure it doesn’t happen again, make sure you keep wordpress up to date, and that all your passwords are “strong” ones (numbers, upper/lower case letters and ossibly special characters eg %$£”)

    A good “phonetic” (easy to remember) password generator is here:
    http://tools.arantius.com/password

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