The Wordfence blog posted an article about a WordPress Captcha plugin that has a backdoor. Their post details exactly how the exploit works.
In short, if your site is running the compromised version of this plugin, or any of the other four plugins from the same publisher, then your site can be compromised. Continue reading
I run Wordfence on all of my WordPress installations. There are free and pro versions. A recent Wordfence email highlighted an attack on WordPress sites. The hacked sites are used to do two things: (1) Attack other sites and (2) Mine Cryptocurrency. Continue reading
A couple stayed in a motel and were not happy with the accommodations. They left a bad one star review on Google. The motel had a clause buried on page 2 of 7 in their online agreement that posting bad reviews would result in a $350 dollar charge. Continue reading
Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.
My phone started getting a rash of incoming email from 2 WordPress sites I had recently launched. The emails were from WordFence, a WordPress security program. WordFence was identifying brute force attacks from Russia, Poland, China and other countries. As it identified the attacks, it locked the IP of the attacker and notified me. Continue reading
The days of building static websites are long gone. Today’s websites need a lot more care and constant attention.
I build websites using Joomla, however the principle is the same regardless of the platform: WordPress, Drupal etc. Today’s platforms are applications that need to be updated for functionality but more importantly, for security. Hackers are constantly trying to find security holes that would allow them to take over a site. See my discussion on Pharma Hacks for details on the hacker mindset. Continue reading
A lot of us are becoming increasingly dependent on Google Drive. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Google Drive, it is Google’s cloud based document storage. It is a great way of sharing documents between people or having an easy way to access documents when you are on the road.
The problem is that getting locked out of your google account, accidentally deleting the file, data corruption or other disasters could result in the loss of valuable data. Continue reading
I hadn’t paid much attention to the details of my blogs for a while. One thing that was bothering me was that I had not backed them up. Some of the blogs were via FTP and others were hosted at blogger. (NOTE – Blogger is ending FTP support as of May 1 2010) Continue reading