It looks like WordPress wants to win the National Security competition (check Which PSD to CMS Will You Trust National Security to?) and is giving Shopify a hard time. Its last release of WordPress 3.1.3 is a full security optimization update ready to be downloaded and worked to exhaustion with some HTML to WordPress coding.
It contains the following 7 master security fixes and enhancements to convert HTML to WordPress:
1) Various security hardening
2) Taxonomy query hardening
3) Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects.
4) Media security fixes
5) Improves file upload security on hosts with dangerous security settings.
6) Cleans up old import files if the import does not finish.
7) Introduce “clickjacking” protection in modern browsers on admin and login pages.
But that is not all WordPress 3.2 Beta 2 is ready for developers to hunt down any HTML to WordPress trouble makers too. Its developers sure are not loosing time since the first Beta released.
Please do not use it on production sites just yet. But if you’re a plugin developer, a custom WordPress theme developer, or even a site administrator, you should be running this on your test environments and reporting any bugs you find. They need all the help they can get to make it even more awesome that already is!
Here are some changes since Beta 1:
1) Google Chrome Frame is now supported in the admin, if you have it installed.
2) The admin in IE 7 is friendlier to the eyes.
3) The blue admin color scheme has caught up to the grey one, and is ready for testing.
4) They are working on jQuery 1.6.1.
Do not loose anymore time and download it. Remember that your information is as important as National Security and you should do anything to protect it!