WordPress has just released a security update, if you are running WordPress 2.8 or 2.8.1 you should immediately upgrade to WordPress 2.8.2. The WordPress team has been working on regular upgrades and security features to help secure your blog from hackers.
According to Matt, ” WordPress 2.8.2 fixes an XSS vulnerability. Comment author URLs were not fully sanitized when displayed in the admin. This could be exploited to redirect you away from the admin to another site. Download 2.8.2 or automatically upgrade from the Tools->Upgrade page of your blog’s admin.”
The upgrade changes only 10 files and does not touch the database, all you need to do is Click on Automatic upgrade to install the new WordPress 2.8.2. You can also download the plugin and install it on your server.
Let’s thank Matt and the WordPress team on working tirelessly and continously on WordPress, the best blogging software.