US-CERT released a warning that WordPress sites are being targeted by a concerted brute-force attack. There are three simple steps you can take to thwart the enemy.
This month, we’re starting a series on current threats and things you can do to thwart them. This month’s focus is in response to a recent compromise of a WordPress site brought to us for clean-up. The client only discovered something was wrong when Google flagged the site as infected with malware.
Working with my spouse often makes for some interesting conversations. Over breakfast, he spoke about all the different programs and things he was playing with. Programs like Linux, Red Hat, and Fedora. At the end of the conversation, he commented that in 2012, those programs would never have been called by those names. Their developers, in an effort to increase their ranking in Google, would have called them things like Operating System v3.4, and Free Operating System v3.4.
And the award goes to: Dragon*Con and Core-Apps’s “Follow Me.” If ever there was an event that needed an app, Dragon*Con was it: 5 hotels, 4 days of programming on 37 different tracks (subjects), 87 exhibitors, 97 dealers, 189 guests (including big-name actors, artists, writers, and musicians), and 40,000 attendees—most tech-savvy. Plus hundreds of unofficial meet-ups, photo-shoots, and parties.