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WordPress Makes a Stand for Open Source Morality

Oct 11, 2007, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Anderson)

"Matt Mullenweg, the 23-year-old who is the founding developer of the open source blogging software WordPress, woke up in March to find that disaster had struck. 'A cracker gained user-level access to one of the servers that powers WordPress.org,' he later explained on his blog. 'They modified two files to include code that would allow for remote PHP execution.;

"What was alarming was that thousands of people were downloading the code, believing it to be the latest--and so the most secure--when in fact it was making their sites vulnerable to attack..."

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