Posts Tagged ‘blog security’
WordPress websites are battling with a new threat involving a Russian cybercrime network, which is stealing login credentials for U.S. and European banks. Using a botnet, the cybercriminals have already obtained information from 800,000 online-banking transactions. More than 50 percent of these are reported to be from five of the largest banks in the U.S.
The illicit activities of the cybercrime network were discovered by Proofpoint, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based security company. It has released information on how cybercriminals get around security measures. Read More
My name’s Matthew and I am a professional blogger, online marketer and all around internet hound. My repeated forays into the great unknown of the online world has lead me to be a bit more cautious than your average internet user who just wants to Google the weather, check their email and see what’s happening in their social media accounts. Read More
Blog scraping can be defined by the act of copying content from one blog and passing it off as your own. What truly defines scraping is copying the content exactly. As long as you are using your own words to detail facts, the act frees you from copyright infringement. This is aside from the fact that search engines such as Google are working diligently to remove “scraped” content from appearing high in search rankings. What labels one as a blog scraper?
There is a great variety of products to protect your web project against an inescapable evil of the modern Internet – spam attacks, which refer to the spreading of illicit hyperlinks via comments and forum posts on legitimate sites. Despite dozens of available anti-spam solutions, even a multilayer combination of a few of them cannot ensure the total safety of your site and its visitors, because spamming methods are getting more sophisticated. Spam protection is not that simple anymore. Read More
For those of you who don’t speak geek, DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service which involves a person (or organization) flooding a server with so many requests that the site either goes down or loadsÂ extremelyÂ slow.
Although no site, blog or server is DDoS proof (especially with hostile governments launching DDoS attacks nowadays), there are a few steps you can take to weather an attack just in case your blog becomes the target of someones rage. Read More
Question: What is the most common door hackers use to enter your site?
Answer: The same one you use.
It is a little-known fact that much of what we think of as “hacking” and “cracking” is really just social engineering and guesswork. Though blogs can and often do get exploited because of some kind of security issue, your password is your first and best line of defense against attacks.
Yet, far too many bloggers are very relaxed about their passwords. It starts with picking poor ones, continues with reusing them on untrustworthy services and all-too-often ends with one’s site being defaced, deleted or, even worse, loaded up with malware that infects with visitors.
It’s a very dangerous blogging pitfall but, fortunately, one that can be very easily avoided.