WordPress 3.0.2 is released and has a mandatory security fix that is essential for multi author blogs who have writers with “author” accounts.

Per WordPress.org blog:

This maintenance release fixes a moderate security issue that could allow a malicious Author-level user to gain further access to the site, addresses a handful of bugs, and provides some additional security enhancements. Big thanks to Vladimir Kolesnikov for detailed and responsible disclosure of the security issue!

Updating your WordPress Blog

I do recommend using Auto Update, but highly recommend you backup your database first, this is done with the WP-DBManager to ensure you can recover in case a rare SQL Database corruption occurs.  It takes only 2 minutes of time but is worth it in case something goes wrong with the upgrade.

WP-DB-Backup

1 Click Backup with WP-DBManager

I upgraded my own blogs with the auto upgrade feature and it took less than 60 seconds per blog and no issues found after upgrading 7 WordPress blogs.

-Dragon Blogger

Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 17 years starting with OS, Networking and then moving into web based technologies including authentication and online security. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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