Lessons To Be Learned From A Recent WP Attack

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head’s up word pressers – recent WP attack.

A Mixed Bag

There was a recent aggressive attack WordPress users. It was people launching aggressive botnets to try to hack accounts. You can learn how to avoid this by taking a look at this article here.

 

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About Grass Oil by Molly Field

follow me on twitter @mollyfieldtweet. i'm working on a memoir and i've written two books thus unpublished because i'm a scaredy cat. i hail from a Eugene O'Neill play and an Augusten Burroughs novel but i'm a married, sober straight mom. i write about parenting, mindfulness, irony, personal growth and other mysteries vividly with a bit of humor. "Grass Oil" comes from my son's description of dinner i made one night. the content of the blog is random, simple, funny and clever. stop by, it would be nice to get to know you. :)

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  1. Hi Molly,

    Visiting your site after your lovely comment on Renee’s site.

    BTW, the attack is still going on. For our WP hosting clients, it’s not noticeable to them. We wrote a plugin to detect the attack and block chunks of the botnet – but without accidentally blocking someone who typo’d their account name or password.

    -Jay
    @jaytechdad

    • Hi Jay! The thing is, I don’t know what is going on with my site. My numbers are way down despite my picking up followers. Could be that people are offline more, enjoying the spring, much like I am.

      Here is is on a nutshell. I am on WordPress. I also have my http://www.mollyfield.com website pointing at the blog.

      When I want to share a particular post, I have to use the mollyfielddotcom dot WordPress dot com URL or if wont show. All posts unsung mollyfield.com end up linking to the post, but without a specific designation.

      I will admit this: I know nothing about technology in this fashion. I’m not in the dark about all of it, but when it comes to DNS and SEOs and IP this or bloglovin that… My head comes off.

      So I’ll likely be joining you tonight.
      Thanks for stopping by.

      • Do it. I’LL BE THERE, TOO. Ooops. Caps lock. Sorry. I’ll be there. And we’ll be good students. We will learn so much. We will be smart students. We will understand everything Jay tells us. Or look pretty trying.

      • Hi Molly,

        We can merge your wordpress.com site and your mollyfield.com sites together and your blog will help your SEO. Yes, it’s all Voodoo. There’s an open Q/A after the class so you can fire away with hosting questions and whatever other tech questions you have – some authors have asked tech questions about stuff they want to describe in their WIPs. 🙂

        Yes it’s online. No, there’s no need for a webcam. I don’t use one. You just need a web browser & the flash plugin. A headset is nice so everyone’s audio sounds good.

        -Jay
        @jaytechdad

      • Jay, thank you for the follow and hello. I’m not always on twitter but I love to write. I am trying not to spend too much time on social media as I find if makes me crazy and sometimes insecure. Deep stuff. Anyhow….

        I just reread your first comment, you said “we can merge” what do you mean by that? I thought they already were. As I said, I’m not savvy.

        I just wanted to create a custom URL of my own that is easy to remember for that big day WHEN I publish my book.

        Answering all this might take more time than you could be comfortable with, so I don’t want you to not be paid for your talent and work.

        Thanks.

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