After an interesting weekend, I wrote an article for GigaOm about WordPress Themes and vulnerability. Got lots of press — even made the front page of Digg! — and several people propelled the story to new levels.
- An Italian site, Blaug, posted a video of decoding the offending strings within the theme.
- Derek Punsalan, whose awesome Grid theme led me to the fake, wrote it up in detail.
- Paul Carroll of Codescout had come across the issue some time earlier
- Mark Ghosh points out that there are lots of sites that hack legitimate themes
Nice to see the amount of activity on the topic and how much coverage it got. Derek, Paul, and Mark had all rung the warning bell earlier on.