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    Website hacked -- feed compromised

    Hi there,

    My RSS feed has viagra advertisements.

    Any idea what I can do?

    This is nowhere on the site itself.

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    Step 1: Stop using W*rdPr*ss.

    Guess that probably won't work for you, though. Doesn't for most people, even though it's something that should be done. Since that's not an option:

    Step 1: Upgrade your WP install. It's up to 3.8 now, I believe.
    Step 2: Change any and all passwords associated with this site. This includes WP passwords, control panel passwords, FTP passwords, and anything else you can think of. Your ideal new password should be fairly long (I'd say at least 10 characters) and complex; it should contain an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a symbol.
    Step 3: Look to migrate away from WP or failing that, repeat step 1 regularly. I'm not sure how often WP updates but it seems to be pretty much on a weekly basis now because it's a target.
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    Upon further research, this is only happening in my feedly feed, and nowhere else.

    I check feedburner and The Old Reader, and nothing.

    I changed all my passwords as your suggested.

    Any other ideas what's causing this?

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    Where's the feed?
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    Well...as much as WP is usually to blame for stuff like that, it isn't in this case. That feedly feed draws from your Feedburner feed, which is here, and unhacked. That means that the hack occurred within feedly itself. Change that password and let feedly know ASAP (give them the feed link that you gave us so they can see the problem is on their end). For once, WP isn't responsible.
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    Your anger toward wordpress is hilarious. The good news is that I changed all my passwords and such, so at least that helps with future issues.

    My ridiculous question is: I don't have a feedly password. It just pulls from feedburner.

    I mean -- I have a password for my own personal feedreader, but I didn't grant feedly any permission to pull my feed.

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    Weird.

    Well, I'm not sure how feedly works unless it cached something that was there previously and you were hacked before, but at any rate changing the passwords should help solve it. Again, though, you'll want to upgrade your WP install as well.

    I wouldn't call it "anger" toward WP. I prefer "rational hatred", for reasons exactly like the one you're dealing with.
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