I received a strange email from a client, who said that he thought his website had a virus. When he went to his WordPress blog, he received this pop-up warning from VirusScan:
If you have a WordPress blog, please read on.
The message said:
Message: VirusScan Alert!
Pathname: Script executed by IEXPLORE.EXE
Detected As: JS/Downloader-AUD
State: Script execution blocked
We upgraded him to the latest version of WordPress and the VirusScan alert message has disappeared.
We do not know for sure how the hacker gained access to the WordPress Theme header.php file, but we’re hoping it is now addressed by the latest version of WordPress. Since this client had virus protection, the virus (if indeed it was one) was never downloaded to his computer.
It’s a jungle out there in internet land so keep that virus software and your blog software current!
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Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.