WordPress has released two new updates in quick succession, and the latest one has generated quite a buzz: It features major security updates that are mostly behind-the-scenes. Named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie it comes packed with improvements that happen mostly behind the scenes.
Automatic updates, an improved password meter and a much improved search.
WordPress updates for incremental patches and security releases will happen automatically! This makes each individual installation more secure. In the past, when a vulnerability was disclosed to the public it has caused an “update race” between hackers and website owners. Now, when a security hole is found it can be addressed and pushed to the masses automatically.
Read all the details of this new update at WordPress.org