Why Does WordPress Insert Its Version Number into HEAD?

March 31, 2009

I just noticed from my other blog that uses the downloadable version of WordPress that it inserts the wordpress version number into the HEAD of the blog pages. Why does it do that? Leaking this information in this day and age only lets hackers know that a particular blog is vulnerable, if it hasn’t been updated yet.

It’s interesting that blogs on wordpress.com do not have the version number inserted into the HEAD. So why the hypocrisy?

Filed in WordPress, Security.