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Hacked again

Posted: April 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: internet culture | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

I’m trying real hard not to be a biznatch about this, but for the second time in two years, Dreamhost got hacked and now I have to comb through my WordPress install and figure out where this “Canadian pharmacy” spam that shows up in my Google results comes from. It’s going to take me a few days, and of course Dreamhost has been no help at all. I’ve been using them for more than a decade and I think I’m going to have to move to a different host. Rant rant. I hope to have this fixed within the next week.

2 Comments on “Hacked again”

  1. 1 Joe Crawford said at 10:13 pm on April 11th, 2011:

    The issue is not Dreamhost, or rather, it may be Dreamhost.

    Your blog is currently running WordPress 2.7.1 and probably some plugins. You *need* to upgrade the blog to a current version. This is a simple enough process but it does require some configuration to assure it’s set up properly. Find a WordPress guru to upgrade your blog, then be mindful of the “You should upgrade WordPress” and “You should upgrade your plugins” notices that appear in your WordPress dashboard and you will be fine.

    Shoot me an email if you have any questions about all that.

  2. 2 Melissa said at 9:15 pm on May 5th, 2011:

    I think the Canadian pharmacy thing has been there for a while…I thought it was an ‘ironic’ subtitle for your blog – silly me!

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