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On the Weblog Software

I upgraded WordPress to version 2.3.2 this morning.

WordPress 2.3.2 is an urgent security release that fixes a bug that can be used to expose your draft posts. 2.3.2 also suppresses some error messages that can give away information about your database table structure and limits and stops some information leaks in the XML-RPC and APP implementations.

I had seen some odd messages about databases, those have gone away. I didn’t (knowingly) experience any other problems, but in any case 2.3.2 seems good so far.

There hasn’t been a (visible) upgrade to Akismet recently though. If you’re using it for comment-spam blocking, have you seen an increase in spam getting through? I certainly have – I cleared everything on Friday and today I had 1 message that Akismet had blocked (they sit in a quarantine-like area for inspection) but 11 that it had let through to my moderation queue. Eleven-to-one.

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  1. Akismet is still working well for me: it’s blocking probably 100:1 or more–I haven’t been counting exactly, but I wake up every morning to at least 50 messages in the Akismet spam folder and I’m getting less than 1 spam message a day through its filters.

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