WordPress 4.7.1: eight security fixes

A new version of WordPress includes fixes for eight serious security issues and at least sixty-two other bugs.

Most WordPress sites will update themselves automatically, but site operators should check to make sure, as some sites will be slower to update than others.

The release notes for WordPress 4.7.1 provide additional details.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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