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I received a “Your site has updated to WordPress x.x.x” email

I have been getting emails recently from WordPress that my site has been updated automatically. So what does this mean ? Should I be concerned by this email?

WordPress Automatic Update Email

Howdy! Your site at http://www.thepicky.com has been updated automatically to WordPress 4.2.4.

No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 4.2.4, see the About WordPress screen:
http://www.thepicky.com/wp-admin/about.php

If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the WordPress.org support forums may be able to help.

Support Forums

You also have some plugins or themes with updates available. Update them now:
http://www.thepicky.com/wp-admin/

The WordPress Team

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What is WordPress auto update ? Should I be concerned ?

Automatic background updates were introduced since WordPress 3.7. By default, every site has automatic updates enabled for minor core releases and translation files. You need not be concerned about the email you have received about the update. Basically, WordPress applies minor releases automatically.

WordPress auto update permissions

By default, every site has automatic updates enabled for minor core releases and translation files since WordPress 3.7. Major core release updates won’t be done automatically.
if you want to disable the auto update feature follow the steps outlined here, but it is not recommended idea to disablle minor auto update as as you may miss important security updates for your site.

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