Dreamhost has updated all of my Wordpress sites, apparently automatically. Is this SOP?
For each site, Dreamhost sent me an email saying my Wordpress had been updated “as requested.” I didn’t make any such requests, unless possibly I somewhere a long time ago authorized DH to do so without pre-notifying me.
I spent a lot of time over the past couple of months cleaning up from hackers and implementing security to thwart future attacks. My fear is that maybe a hacker somehow put in a WP update request in order to knock out some of my security measures or something. The email I got from Dreamhost does say it’s possible the updating would cause some custom plugins to stop working.
I’m spot checking my sites for any vulnerabilities but it’d be a hassle to have to re-do all my site-fortifying again.
So does anyone know why Dreamhost would update all my Wordpress sites “as requested,” if I didn’t request it? Here’s the email I get:
We just upgraded your install of wordpress as requested at:
Important! Please visit http://mysite.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php
to update your database tables! Otherwise, you may see database errors or missing entries.
Any custom skins or plug-ins you might have added may need to be re-installed… your old installation is still available at the same place
you used to have your installation, but with a “.old” tacked on.
If for some reason you need to restore it, just rename the directories
with your FTP client.
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