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September 12, 2010

DDOS Attack Advisory

For the past several days, this blog has been a target of a DDOS attack (Distributed Denial-of-Service) which put the site to a crawl.

July 16, 2008

Online Blackmail Gang running DDOS attacks

About 2 years ago, anti-virus and security company Sophos published a report that an online Russian blackmail gang was jailed for extorting $4 million from gambling websites. I thought this was old news until someone told me they’ve been a target of a DDOS attack only recently.

March 19, 2015

The Pirate Bay Taps CloudFlare to Overcome ISP Block

Resilient is a fitting term to describe the torrent site The Pirate Bay. After surviving the Swedish Police onslaught late last year, the popular peer-to-peer site rose from the shambles in under two months and is now back with a vengeance.

January 28, 2015

The reason why Facebook/IG/Tinder was recently down

Yesterday, January 27, users of Facebook as well as other social media sites worldwide reported that they had problems accessing the website because “something went wrong”. Most people thought it was another hack attack from a group of cyber terrorists, but Facebook explains the real reason behind it.

October 29, 2010

Auto-backup your blog with Amazon S3

Since the last time we suffered a major downtime due to a DDOS attack, been looking for a more pro-active way to make multiple back-ups of the site. Recently, I discovered you can also do automatic back-ups using Amazon S3 as well.

October 21, 2008

Interesting Akismet Stats

Since the late 2006 when I started moving to Akismet for some spam protection for this blog, it has already blocked around 930,000 spam comments. Automattic released the latest Akismet stats per blog which is accessible in the WP admin panel.

June 18, 2008

Firefox 3 Download Day goes kaput!

Mozilla has been hyping today as Firefox 3 “Download Day” in order to set the Guinness World Record for the most downloads in 24 hours. Everybody’s talking about it, bloggers are blogging about it but when the time came (around 1:00am MST), the Mozilla website went kaput!

April 09, 2008

WP Trackback Spam Attack

They say that the more popular you are, the more attacks you get. This is so true with WordPress right now. The massive code injection and hidden links on WordPress blogs are getting some serious coverage and just tonight I discovered another form of attack — the WP Trackback Spam flooding.

March 13, 2007

Tuesday’s Wrap Week 2

There are days when you got too many ideas and stuff to post and then there are days where nothing gets published. I would normally suggest pacing them and future-posting some but more often than not, it’s the timing that really counts so you just got to hit that publish button. MarcVill writes a nice […]

March 19, 2006

Is your blog safe from the DOJ?

Since last month, I have been getting emails and having chats with various bloggers asking if their blog is safe from the government — safe from being tracked down, from being hacked, their blogs permanently closed down, their personal information revealed or being sued for sedition. Yes, we run several of the “potentially seditious” political […]

January 19, 2006

Blackmailing the MillionDollarHomePage

By now, I believe mos tof you have heard of Alex tew and how me managed to earn $1 Million from his website (actually it’s a little over $1M since he auctioned off the last 1,000 pixels for ~$38K on eBay). Dozens and dozens of other millionaire wannabes have duplicated the idea but failed. If […]

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