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How much is a blog instance worth?

Posted by Sorin Mustaca on June 15, 2015

I wrote in the post  Do you really know who’s visiting your website? about how often hackers probe my websites. IT Security News has of today this: 5,914 blocked malicious login attempts / was 2092 on May 8th 2,182 spam comments blocked by Akismet. / was 2115 on May 8th The login attempts more than doubled in just 5 […]

Do you really know who’s visiting your website?

Posted by Sorin Mustaca on May 8, 2015

We live in the world of Analytics where words like “Big Data” are everywhere to be seen. But, are you really sure that the visitors of your website or blog are really interested in your content? A few years ago, maybe… But now, the cybercriminals, or more exactly their bots, are trying to gain access […]

Blog comment spam. Is it worth the effort?

Posted by Sorin Mustaca on January 18, 2015

I have several WordPress blogs I use for various types of posts. In one of them, I have written some posts where I asked my readers if something similar has happened to them. So, there is a short article describing a situation and at the end of the post is a simple form containing Name […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/02/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 2, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, October 2, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News As of yesterday you can now back-up your CDs and play […]

New vulnerability in WordPress security plugin

Posted by Kevin on September 4, 2014

ThreatPost, the Kaspersky Lab security news service, reported yesterday, A smattering of bugs, mostly cross-site scripting (XSS) and cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities, have been plaguing at least eight different WordPress plugins as of late. Well it just got worse. High-Tech Bridge, operator of the ImmuniWeb online web pentesting service, has discovered a SQLi flaw […]

A new exploit for TimThumb – widely used in WordPress

Posted by Kevin on June 26, 2014

Last week there was a serious flaw found in the code behind TimThumb, an image re-sizing library commonly used in premium themes. Because the code is commonly embedded in themes it’s not easy to discretely update like it would be if the code were a plugin, and even when a theme is updated people are […]