Hacked Again

My site was hacked again the other day – this is common enough for WordPress sites.  If you’re not on top of it you could have it hacked, pretty much automatically. This part I knew.  It still got hacked, and I learned a few more things. 1 Back up your Read more…

Password Keeper

I’ve been a huge fan of 1Password since the beginning. I bought several versions and upgrades for multiple machines and never regretted it. Something happened with version 7 though, and I haven’t been as happy with the change. What happened was subscriptions.  Now, I have a number of software subscriptions, Read more…

More hack attempts

After my last experience, I checked my logs and noticed quite a load of failed attempts on my mail server.  It looks like a brute force script kiddie attack, which I’m pretty sure will fail on my machine. Still, I want to kick out these morons.  So after some research, Read more…

Hack Attack

Someone mentioned they got a bounce from my domain’s email. I went to take a look at the error and discovered a couple of hosts trying to brute force login to my SMTP server. Some quick config changes to create a blacklist, and a fail2ban install and it has stopped Read more…