Images break up the monotony of long reams of text and add visual impact to your posts and pages. But where do you get your images from? How Often Do You Use Google Images To Find Images? My guess is that at least some of the images you use on your sites are pulled from…

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When I first started building WordPress blogs a few years ago, some of them were hacked. In most cases, my web host was able to restore the blogs from backups. But not in every case. Blogs are a combination of two things: The database that contains all your blog’s pages, posts and settings. The files…

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Did you know that 30,000 WordPress sites are hacked each day? With the WordPress Brute Force Attack that’s been going on this month and the generally insecure nature of WordPress itself, it pays to harden your blog against probes and attacks by hackers. WordPress doesn’t have any inbuilt security (a major oversight) and those new…

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How often do you see messages like this in your Inbox: [Blog Name] User failed to login [] User failed to login Unless you have a WordPress security plugin installed, probably never. That’s because WordPress doesn’t let you know when someone is probing for a way into your site. And without these notices, you have…

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Back in April (2013), a MAJOR distributed Brute Force Login attack was perpetrated on every server where WordPress was installed. This was an on-going and highly-distributed, global attack across virtually every web host in existence that went on for weeks. The attack was well organized and over 90,000 IP addresses were involved in it. Statistics…

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Most people who use WordPress don’t know a thing about securing their sites from hackers. Many webmasters will also use simple and easy-to-guess usernames like “admin” or ridiculously easy-to-guess passwords like “password” or “123456“. Naivete more so than complacency is responsible here. And it’s only after your blog gets hacked that you recognize how important…

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“Domains have and will continue to go up in value faster than any other commodity ever known to man” -Bill Gates From Bill Gates, the kingpin of tech, to you. Building up a profitable business flipping websites (as opposed to flipping domains) takes effort and diversity in flips. Breaking into the scene can be tough…

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WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the planet. It’s an open-source project so anyone can add new functions and capabilities to their blogs. This is typically done by plugin developers as it’s easy to add new plugins into any WordPress installation. Some of these plugins are absolutely free. Others are not, and these…

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If you read my post yesterday (April 14, 2013), you’ll be aware that there’s been a concerted effort to attack WordPress sites all across the world in the last several days. So, what’s known so far, based on the collected and analyzed data is that a very large majority of the attacks are coming from…

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I wanted to bring this to your attention today (April 14th, 2013). A MAJOR distributed Brute Force Login attack is being perpetrated on every server where WordPress is installed. This is an on-going and highly-distributed, global attack across virtually every web host in existence. The attack is well organized and over 90,000 IP addresses are…

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