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  • whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    thats old news …
    see ya.

    Here’s one of my well-known rants about ppl that post crap like that to here. “crap” being the entirety of your post, not the “informational link” contained within it, which as I already said, is rehashing something that is weeks old at this point.

    I defy you to find ANY php based web app that doesn’t have an exploit in the wild for it. On your own blog, you point to that link as an example as the reason why you would not recommend WP as a CMS.. thats fine.

    What do you offer as an alternative then?

    Joomla?

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=joomla+exploit&btnG=Google+Search

    hmm.. guess not.

    Nobody in their right mind would install any PHP based web app onto a site and leave it there indefinitely without paying attention to upgrades. That it does happen is no-ones fault but the person in charge of the web site in question.

    PS: your chosen topic title sucks too, and quite honestly could be construed as a threat-

    easy. please find any recent exploit for textpattern then.

    oh, and saying something is “weeks old” is kind of ridiculous and doesn’t negate anything about the hack, especially when it applies to so many recent versions of WP. with 2.3 JUST being released, theres still a massive amount of people running prior versions and i’m sure a ton of them don’t even know about the hack nor would they bother upgrading for fear of breaking plugin functionality.

    oops and i spelled preliminary wrong in the initial post. my bad.

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    you qualify that question with __”recent”__? Why? To attempt to bolster a weeak argument? Do you actually think that there are not textpattern users that dont leave sites up unattended without paying attn to upgrades? Pulease.

    Not to mention, that the pwnpress itself isnt using “recent” exploits – its using OLD exploits to do exactly what Ive stated: “exploit WordPress blogs that arent up to date”

    It actually speaks volumes about how “up to date” you are since you seemingly just found out about pwnpress’ existence.

    “you qualify that question with __”recent”__? Why?”

    because it applies to wordpress. pwnpress works for several RECENT versions of wordpress. get it?

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    oh, and saying something is “weeks old” is kind of ridiculous and doesn’t negate anything about the hack, especially when it applies to so many recent versions of WP. with 2.3 JUST being released, theres still a massive amount of people running prior versions and i’m sure a ton of them don’t even know about the hack nor would they bother upgrading for fear of breaking plugin functionality.

    So now youre suggesting what.. that your post was an attempt to enlighten? Doesnt read that way to me.

    And lets say that you did wnat to enlighten .. the ppl that read here and post here DO know.. they may not know about pwnpress prima facie, but they do know that there have been several upgrades put forth. Why? because they are involved.

    You wanna preach to ppl that dont know, youre at the wrong location. The fact is, that WordPress pipes information to users via their dashboards, and individuals that dont upgrade, dont do so because theyve made a conscious decision not to (for whatever reason) or because they simply dont pay attention.

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    no thanks ..

    1. ive already read that, I didnt even need to click it to recognize it.

    2. Im not “in the dark”; I actually keep up on on the news surrounding web security; Im not off at some web building psd-chopping seminar.

    And you better hope my WordPress isnt hacked — since you’ll be the first person I come looking for.

    Have a nice day. ;P

    then you are in the vast minority of wordpress users.

    either way, that article is also still applicable regardless of you having already read it. i don’t see how you telling me about your personal expertise has anything to do with how this post still applies to the vast majority of wordpress users who do not keep up on the news surrounding web security.

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    You don’t read too well:

    the ppl that read here and post here DO know.. they may not know about pwnpress prima facie, but they do know that there have been several upgrades put forth. Why? because they are involved.

    You wanna preach to ppl that dont know, youre at the wrong location. The fact is, that WordPress pipes information to users via their dashboards, and individuals that dont upgrade, dont do so because theyve made a conscious decision not to (for whatever reason) or because they simply dont pay attention.

    Your post wasnt informational- it was inflammatory. And you intended it to be so.

    I’m done here. Didn’t you say you were leaving anyway?

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