Thank you. I have never had wordpress.org so when I received this from Matthew Mullenweg this morning I assumed it was for me and other .com users.
First off, happy holidays. :) I hope this time of the year, chilly for many of you, has given you time to enjoy family, friends, and loved ones and reflect on the year before and the year to come.
My last message to you this year is an important but unfortunate one: we've fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress' core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it's important that everyone update as soon as possible.
I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for. In the spirit of the holidays, consider helping your friends as well.
You can update in your dashboard, on the "updates" tab, or download the latest WordPress here:
The official release announcement is here:
Merry WordPressing in 2011,
-- Matt Mullenweg
Additionally, in the two years I've used .com, I have never had this explained to me. I sincerely appreciate your information, but perhaps .com users should not be sent version update information if it applies to .org users only. I do see that the download link is a .org link now, but it did not register with me, so I did download it whether it took or not.
Again, thank each of you for your patience.