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WordPress – BotNet Login Hacking Attacks

Friday, May 11th, 2012

So, why should you use login restrictions or a Login monitor (plugin or other solution) for your WordPress site? Just one reason – from one day of web logs for one domain – there were no successful logins during this ‘attack’. 5/9/2012 Fail | Start/Stop | IP address | GeoIP Info —–|——————-|—————–|—————————————-   1.    1 Continue reading →

PHP – decoding ‘gzinflate(str_rot13(base64_decode’ hack attempts

Monday, April 9th, 2012

A recent ‘alarm’ about RFI (remote file inclusion)  ‘attacks’ against PHP coded web sites (i.e. any WordPress site) got me curious about some of my log messages.  In this case the web server/PHP application were not compromised due to a somewhat guarded server configuration.  The configuration also ‘captured’ the triple-encoded attack code (some excerpts below.) Continue reading →

WordPress RSS feed XML errors

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Months/years of no issues with RSS feeds and then you get this when you try the RSS feed for your site: wordpressRSS Error: XML error: not well-formed (invalid token) at line 91, column 6 Hmm, what to look for? Of course, your XML error message could be different (i.e. some other line number and/or column.  Continue reading →

WordPress 3.2 may ‘break’ your site… :(

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

1/9/2012 – WordPress 3.3.1 – resolves issues listed below plus fixes some security issues from WordPress version 3.3… 12/14/2011 – WordPress Discussion – editor broken after 3.3 upgrade. – Workaround – use the plugin: ‘Use Google Libraries’ – “Allows your site to use common javascript libraries from Google’s AJAX Libraries CDN, rather than from WordPress’s Continue reading →

Securing WordPress 3.x Multi-Site

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

WordPress 3.x is a dual-use Internet Publishing solution – use it for a single domain, host multiple sub-domains (or sub-folders) or host multiple, unique domains. Start with the foundation before getting into WordPress specific solutions – are each of your server base components up-to-date and secure as needed/possible?: Apache security: base configuration using a best Continue reading →

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