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WordPress Updates Open Source Blogging Platform for Security

The widely deployed blogging platform is being updated for security and bug fixes.

The open-source WordPress blogging platform is being updated to version 3.6.1 to fix a trio of security vulnerabilities. WordPress is a widely deployed platform for blogging and is also suitable for general content management system usage. Currently there are more than 70 million global sites running some version of WordPress.

WordPress is available as both a hosted platform by way of the WordPress.com Website, as well as an open-source project available via WordPress.org for those who want to self-host the platform. The new WordPress 3.6.1 update is for those who self-host and will require users to update immediately to limit the risk of exploitation. Users can update directly from within their own WordPress installations to get the latest version.

Read the full story at eWeek:
WordPress Updates Open-Source Blogging Platform for Security

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.