As promised, I am sharing a remedy that I found this post in the wordpress.org site describing the problem I was having with WordPress. I have to say though, it frankly amazes me that WordPress is being hacked like that. I mean, it's been around a while. I would have expected it to be pretty hardened by now but in looking around for a remedy I read all kinds of horror stories about different exploits. Great interface, nice themes, pretty simple to use but I will not recommend it to my non-tech friends, even though it's open source, because of the security issues. It just requires too much technical knowhow to keep it running securely. Comments?