WordPress developers: passwords reset required for WordPress.org site (forums, codex, etc)

This message is only applicable for: WordPress developers and those who have an account on WordPress.org site (forums, codex, etc). Or those who have any of the plugins mentioned below.

Earlier today the WordPress team noticed suspicious commits to several popular plugins (AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache) containing cleverly disguised backdoors. We determined the commits were not from the authors, rolled them back, pushed updates to the plugins, and shut down access to the plugin repository while we looked for anything else unsavory.

We’re still investigating what happened, but as a prophylactic measure we’ve decided to force-reset all passwords on WordPress.org. To use the forums, trac, or commit to a plugin or theme, you’ll need to reset your password to a new one. (Same for bbPress.org and BuddyPress.org.)

As a user, make sure to never use the same password for two different services, and we encourage you not to reset your password to be the same as your old one.

Second, if you use AddThis, WPtouch, or W3 Total Cache and there’s a possibility you could have updated in the past day, make sure to visit your updates page and upgrade each to the latest version.

via WordPress › Passwords Reset.

MWUG on Facebook

We now have a page on Facebook which you can “Like” to stay in touch with us and discuss WordPress related issues:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manchester-WordPress-User-Group/226550697354991

Why not let us know if you’re coming along to this months meeting?! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151564398248782

June Meeting: Wednesday 15th, 7-9pm, MadLab

June’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, June 15th from 7pm to 9pm.

The Agenda includes:

  • WordPress News
  • AllFM group project report
  • Questions & Answers
  • Chance to show off your WordPress site

More suggestions are welcome, please leave a comment here, or on the mailing list.

Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve heard about it and want to know more, or you’re a WordPress developer, you’re welcome to our meetings.

MWUG is run by Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress with Matt Mullenweg (http://ma.tt/about), so come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your organisation, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have.

Subscribe to our Mailing list (http://groups.google.com/group/manchester-wordpress-user-group), check out our website (http://mwug.info), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mwug) or join us on Linked In (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Manchester-Wordpress-User-Group-3125011)

See you at MWUG!