Yea yea I know it’s been said to us countless times to keep our passwords safe, keep our software/antivirus up to date, etc etc. But it can’t be stressed enough and here is another example.
By now everyone has heard about Heartbleed making big headlines this last May. The major security bug which severely compromised SSL/TLS encryption and giving hackers easy access to one’s login info. However, about 2 months prior to this, there was another major security issue that struck. It that was talked about a lot amongst techs but it didn’t garner near as much publicity. This last March it was reported that around 162,000 WordPress sites had been hijacked, added to a botnet and used in one of the largest DDoS attacks ever.