Versions before 3.1 got hacked where only google sees a big bulk of text with plenty of text, this is so that the visitor does not get a sense of urgency into fixing the issue.
Surely, by the time the user updates the compromised WP install, Search engines would have visited his/her website a few times, and think the links are important, giving away the beloved rank to the spammer !
In any case, it seems WordPress are aware of the issue, and the update, followed by the DB update (You will see when you login as admin) resolves the issue !
Happy blogging !
Faster Auto Updating WordPress, Joomla, and other PHP scripts
So, we don’t think the popular PHP software packages are optimized at all (Knowing the developers had to make them cross platform compatible), We also think keeping them up to date is a hassle, and Auto installation scripts can mess up quite allot when they update, if you chose to modify your software, The auto updater can overwrite .
So, what has actually made it somewhere decent on the priority heap of my schedule is a modified version of this software that runs faster and auto updates, This should be added to the list of features in our standard hosting.
I will let you know how it goes, Very soon