This morning when I logged on my dashboard, I found out that WordPress released a minor update. By then I immediately click on the automatic upgrade and update the site without reading first the reasons why I need to update. I believe that the site should be updated every time WP said so because this usually fix some security issues, DOS (denial of service attacks) and other exploits that might hit WordPress blogs. Its better to be updated than to be sorry later! Actually a friend of mine who have a lot of traffic was attacked and made his site to be blank. His problem was he is not updating his site regularly and he usually do updates whenever the problem already exist. He just lost about a couple of hundreds for days due to this issue on his site.
Here is what the major features of the latest version released as according to WordPress blog post:
- A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
- Removal of areas within the code where PHP code in variables was evaluated.
- Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
- Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plug-ins.
I think these reasons are enough for you to update your site too, don’t you think?