WordPress.org Plugins Hacked, Dropbox Lets Its Passwords Down [Headlines]
Problems at Wordpress could mean malicious plugins - while Dropbox admits it failed to enforce passwords for logins for four hours on Tuesday.
From the Wordpress.org (that is, the code development site, not the blog hosting site, which is WordPress.com):
Earlier today the WordPress team noticed suspicious commits to several popular plugins (AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache) containing cleverly disguised backdoors. We determined the commits were not from the authors, rolled them back, pushed updates to the plugins, and shut down access to the plugin repository while we looked for anything else unsavory.
We’re still investigating what happened, but as a prophylactic measure we’ve decided to force-reset all passwords on WordPress.org. To use the forums, trac, or commit to a plugin or theme, you’ll need to reset your password to a new one. (Same for bbPress.org and BuddyPress.org.)