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TechSpot Store: Top deals of June

We had a number of really popular deals at the TechSpot Store this month. In case you missed any of them, here are the most popular products sold in June. TechSpot readers can use code TSPOT10 at checkout to get…

WordPress passes 50 million websites milestone

Yesterday, the number of self-hosted and WordPress.com blogs passed the 50 million mark. WordPress keeps a counter on its wordpress.com/stats website, keeping track of the number of WordPress installations on its own servers as well as self-hosted blogs.

WordPress 3.2 released, now faster and lighter

WordPress.org has announced the availability of WordPress 3.2 (codenamed Gershwin), the fifteenth major release of the open source publishing platform. Version 3.2, which is dedicated to noted composer and pianist George Gershwin, is available as an update in your dashboard…

Wordpress says goodbye to IE6

WordPress has discontinued support for Internet Explorer 6 in its latest update. The company has explained that it has had to use increasingly complex code trickery to make the Dashboard work in IE6, and has finally decided that enough is enough.

Hackers gain root access to WordPress servers

Automattic, the folks behind WordPress, suffered another blow to its security this week after a hacker gained access to servers containing sensitive company and user data. In a blog post yesterday, President Matt Mullenweg described the breach as a "low-level…

WordPress suffers second DDoS attack

WordPress has been slammed by a second distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in two days. The popular blogging platform was hit by an "extremely large" DDoS yesterday that amounted to multiple Gigabits and tens of millions of packets per…

WordPress.com hit by "extremely large" DDoS attack

WordPress.com, used by over 13 percent of the 1,000,000 biggest websites, was hit today by an "extremely large" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. As a result, some users experienced performance and connectivity problems, Sophos.