Tag: Wordpress

  • Free Website Security Certificates (a/k/a Free SSL Certificates)

    If you have a website, you almost certainly need to secure it. Even for a simple WordPress blog like this one, security is a real problem; sites get hacked all the time, and even a site like this one can draw hundreds or thousands of hack attempts per day. Sometimes, it’s because hackers discover a […]

  • A good reminder: Hackers are out there

    A site I occasionally help out with was on the receiving end of a brute-force attack today. Nothing subtle about it: a single IP address in Europe sent nearly 50,000 attempts to log in using a single user account. Hackers are out there, people, and they are persistent. For securing WordPress sites, I highly recommend […]

  • Weblog Hosting Breakdown: WordPress hits 57%

    WordPress now account for 57% of weblog posts, according to the Spinn3r Weblog Hosting Breakdown. [ed.: link updated to an archived link because the original was broken]

  • How Bad Things Have Gotten

    Just how bad has comment spam gotten? Check it out, below. Red is spams, green is good comments, and black is a 30-day moving average. As you can see, I am averaging about 163 comments per day (essentially all spam). You can click on the images to enlarge them. [EDIT: The images in question were […]