Recovery from malware

You might have noticed that I’d taken this site offline a few days ago. That was because I’d discovered malware lurking in some of the files, and needed a it of time to flush it out.

It wasn’t actually present if you were on the site itself, but it was affecting my Google search results (if you search “”, you may still see a load of stuff in Japanese. I am justifiably modest about my linguistic skills, and I can safely confirm I have not written anything in that language…).

It’s all gone now, and I’ve requested a reindex on the Google search results to make the last traces disappear.

For those who use self-hosted WordPress sites, be aware that old themes can be attacked, even if not in use. I’m pretty sure that’s how this attach got in, so if you’re not using a theme, either keep it updated, or delete it completely.



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