Some %$@#$>%$@#$#^& found/hacked/stole your FTP account password. Now what? Well, change it of course, but that might not be enough.
(Can you feel my self restraint in not actually swearing?)
Here is a simple method you can use to prevent anyone other than you from uploading or downloading files.
Okay, was surfing today and came across this short article on AllTop (link below) that had me laughing right out loud. Now, since this is somewhat rare, I decided to share it with you. (yes, I do have a sense of humor but it tends to be dry. Even funny stuff is just a smile rather than a guffaw)
There’s a vacancy at the top of GM again. The company faces great challenges, so it’s time to think outside-the-box for a new CEO. Here are my ideas.
1. Steve Jobs (Apple). GM would create the most beautiful cars, but you’d need to refill it once a day. You could only buy accessories from the GM store after Phil Schiller approved them. Gas pumps would need new nozzles because Steve mandated non-standard gas-tank fittings.
The fierce battle between Microsoft’s Bing & Google is getting fiercer. Ever since the launch of Bing in June 2009, Microsoft has been trying to capture the online search engine market share. Though Bing has come out as the fastest growing search engine in recent months, it still falls way behind Google. From online advertisements to cash back rewards campaigns, Microsoft has spent millions already to attract online surfers to use Bing. But now they have come up with a new strategy to garner more search volume.
(Part of an ongoing series on protecting your most valuable asset in your online marketing arsenal, your Wordpress blog)
Sabre: Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine
Sabre is an acronym for Simple Anti Bot Registration Engine. It’s a set of counter measures against spam registration on your blog.
Your visitors are granted permission to register freely on your blog and now you are plagued by fake users automatically created by spammers?
(Part of an ongoing series on protecting your most valuable asset in your online marketing arsenal)
In the military, they call it “hardening targets” when they take steps to make it harder for the enemy to attack an asset. Here in the real world, it’s hard to think like that. But not thinking like this could cost you time, money, reputation and frustration.
I know from first hand experience.
When I started this series, it was in response to the attack my personal hosting account suffered. And because it was my hosting account, and not a single blog, but rather every single one of my sites was hit.
Take my advice and harden your assets now.
I have been promising a list of my personal *must have* plugins that I install on any new blog. Today, that promise is kept.
These are the plugins I install on every blog I create, regardless of niche or specialty. There are a few that I add to certain types of blogs that will won’t be discussed, but you can get more information on these in my book, the Ultimate Guide To Wordpress Plugins.
They are listed alphabetically, not in the order of installation.
Yep, you heard me right. Spammers, hackers, trogans and viruses… it’s a jungle out there. And your blog is a sitting duck.
I have a series of suggestions I will be making over the upcoming days to help you defend this valuable asset in your online marketing arsenal, so stayed tuned. And if you haven’t grabbed the RSS feed yet, this might be a good time…
This ugly critter has raised it’s head once or twice in the past (June 2007, Sept 2008), but seems to be back and even more realistic than ever.
You are surfing along and when you land on a site that contains any type of flash movie (and some that don’t!), you get a popup box that says your Adobe Flash version is out of date and needs to be updated.
Since it appears real enough, and because most computer users know they have Adobe installed, many will click on it. Don’t. It is Malware.