Open Source Blows

Okay I like using open source blog scripts, but they are a security NIGHTMARE!

All of my blogs were hacked over the weekend. Well hacked in as much as the sidebars of all my blogs were erased and many of my files were edited, but they did it all without accessing the admin panel with my login and password. It likely has to do with SQL injection and a default setting I have since changed in my PHP installation.

Nitty gritty details later. It’s 9pm and my Mom and Grandma are coming tomorrow and my house is a total disaster. I need to start cleaning, even though I REALLY want to sit here and restore the sidebars on my sites.

Edit: Thanks Google – I used your cache to restore my sidebars. 9:21pm. Better start on the dishes….


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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