The listed combination of plugins are recommended to make your WordPress blog more secure. The individual plugins may not be the best available, but the combination works very well for your site. Word of caution here. My recommendations are based on the following assumptions: – That what you have is a fresh wordpress installation. This… Read more How To Secure Your WordPress Blog – Part 3
Experts believe that the best way to secure your WordPress installation is by writing your own codes and not with the use of off-the-shelf codes, known as plugins. While this may be true, not many possess the skills of writing codes for WordPress. Chances are, you may even be barely capable of finding your way… Read more How To Secure Your WordPress Blog – Part 2
WordPress is an open source and free blogging software. Two variants abound; WordPress.com WordPress.com are blogs hosted by the company that gave us WordPress, Auttomatic. Recommended to beginners with little knowledge of what goes on behind the scene of this blogging platform. Features – WordPress.com is the safer way to go. There are a lot… Read more How To Secure Your WordPress Blog – Part 1
I run a startup web hosting reseller company with a sizeable number of premium and free accounts. Running a web hosting business can be challenging but interesting too. You get to hear varied complaints. About 3 weeks ago, a client called me up, complaining about mails that were being sent from addresses purportedly from his… Read more Email Spoofing
The invention of the computer brought much good and innovation; however, there are always those that like to go against the grain – cue the computer hacker! Below is a list of some of the most notorious computer hacks and hackers in history; men that have used the power of the computer to wreak havoc… Read more The Most Infamous Computer Hackers in History
While no website on the Internet can be deemed 100% safe from hackers, lately, sites based on the WordPress platform have received more than their fare share of such intrusions. WordPress is the most widely adopted Content Management platform, with millions of blogs and websites based on this platform. The relative ease of setup and… Read more TimThumb – Hacker’s Delight
As the fraudsters are now becoming more sophisticated in bypassing the Geo-location controls by using proxies (Anonymous IPs) to spoof their IP address, it has become very much necessary to come up with a means for detecting the proxies so that the authenticity of the users can be verified. Using a proxy (web proxy) is… Read more How to Detect Anonymous IP Addresses
December 25, 2011 was a Christmas day like no other. While most of you fine folks were enjoying the spirit of the festive season and probably, also waiting for the next juicy post on your favourite blog, Diary of a Geek, some low-life, never-do-well, anti-social, society-reject scumbag, nincompoop, scallywag script kiddie was hacking away at… Read more Scumbags!
THERE seems to be no end yet in the war against software piracy in Nigeria, as the country has been ranked second highest in a recent 32-country study of Personal Computer (PC) pirated software users. The latest study conducted by a global firm, Ipsos Public Affairs department of Business Software Alliance (BSA), on users’ acts… Read more Nigeria Ranked Second In The World For Software Piracy
With the recent hiring of Steve Kondik, popularly known as Cyanogen, as a software developer for Samsung, choosing a career path in hacking may just have its rewards after-all. For those that indulge in unauthorized Android Operating System modification (Cooked Roms), the name Cyanogen should be very familiar. He has now joined the league of… Read more Hacking, A Career Path?
Something tells me the title of this post would probably draw in a few more clicks than it ordinary would. Power of sensational journalism you would say. Well, you are here already, why not just skim through the post, you just might find it informative. The internet terminology called “Phishing” is derived from the word… Read more Let’s Go a-fishing