A bit late, since summer’s here, but I had a useful email to remind me that there is a simple way of fending off the hackers of one’s blog. Spring clean.
Simply making sure all the add-ons you have are used, and up to date, as well as your themes and software, helps to keep hackers at bay. Apparently Microsoft fell foul of this and let hackers into a wordpress-based blog they run by having too many old software elements from third parties that they didn’t use and hadn’t updated.
It didn’t take long to update my plug-ins and get rid of things I don’t use any more. And the Jetpack upgrade worked, so maybe they’ve finally sorted out why it wouldn’t load the one file that kept missing out and making the whole thing stop working. Fingers crossed.