Added by J.R. Sedivy: “My personal website was recently infected with the Pharma Hack which is black hat SEO. Prior to this I had not had any issues with malware. A day of troubleshooting, inspecting and updating files later, I am back to normal, or so it seems. I will post some useful resources that I had used to educate myself and step through the problem.”
WordPress security is serious business. Exploits of vulnerabilities in WordPress' architecture have led to mass compromises of servers through cross-site contamination. WordPress' extensibility increases its vulnerability; plugins and themes house flawed logic, loopholes, Easter eggs, backdoors and a slew of other issues.