I know that no one thinks their site is worth hacking. But the gangs of software robots roaming the Web don't know that.
We see an ongoing parade of security exploit announcements, and it will not stop anytime soon. What made this announcment unique is that it involves two of the most popular website frameworks: WordPress and Drupal. We use both of these systems to build websites.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A personal story that clearly illustrates the need for website owners to actively manage their site or see the site decay in value. Also, just to prove this post is not just ranting, at the end of the story is a video from Google weighing in on this topic.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Malicious software robots roam the Web looking for locks that are open. Lost of them. All day and all night. From millions of IP addresses.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Why would my little website need "maintenance"? This is a truly naive question that has so many answers, but the news is highlighting two big reasons. One, if you live in a bad neighborhood you need to keep checking your locks. The Web is about as bad as neighborhoods get. Two, if you use an installation of Wordpress (or just about any other blogging or content management system) you have locks that are getting broken every day.