Sometimes, in the course of human events, particularly when you’re a website owner, you may be asked to verify ownership of your domain. This is sometimes done by posting a file to your website and having the verification requestor bot …Continue reading →
This is to officially announce the launch of My Site’s Been Hacked! The site contains a variety of resources including: A forum where folks can receive confidential help w/their compromised sites. Search engines do not index the forums, so your …Continue reading →
Almost all purveyors of shared hosting provide one or more applications by which their clients can install 3rd-party software such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Magenta, & others. My personal preference, if your hosting provider has it, is a program called …Continue reading →
There are times when it’s advantageous to create a new user for an existing database. This can be particularly helpful in a site compromise, where the database credentials should be changed in order to ensure that the criminals no longer …Continue reading →
If your website becomes compromised, one of the things the criminals may do in hopes of preventing you from fixing the hack is to block your administrative privileges on your site. If that happens, you will need to create a …Continue reading →
As discussed in the post entitled Backing Up Your Database with PhpMyAdmin, there are times when using phpMyAdmin to back up your database will not work. This is especially true if the database is quite large, causing phpMyAdmin to time …Continue reading →
One of the many reasons I decided to use Jetpack was because of its support for using Markdown. Markdown, for those who don’t know, provides a way to make lists, headings, links, & other text formatting symbols, e.g., underlining, bold, …Continue reading →
Every airline passenger about to board a plane, & every airline passenger on board a plane, would unanimously agree that the time to check the fuel is while the plane is on the ground. There are no fuel pumps 5 …Continue reading →
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