My apologies to anyone who happened to wander to my site this morning and afternoon, only to discover it was unreachable. My webhost, MacHighway, had a server issue today.
It looks like everything’s finally up and running now.
It appears the cause was an exploit in a WordPress plugin that hadn’t been updated by another user on the shared server. There is a plugin that’s used by many WordPress themes and other plugins called “timthumb”. Older versions are very vulnerable to being exploited.
There is a plugin called “Timthumb Vulnerability Scanner“. If you use WordPress at all, I recommend you install, activate, and run the plugin, then take action if it finds any issues.
Until next time...