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How to Secure WordPress

How to Secure WordPress

Wordpress IS NOT SAFE....."out of the box" and If you are willing and daring enough to DIY it, then the checklist below is  what you need to do in order to make your wordpress install more secure. Server security will never ever be 100% bullet proof but the methods...

Find and Replace Data in all Columns and Tables in MySQL

Here is a quick way to find and replace data in a Mysql database across all columns and tables at once. I use this method when I am launching a new wordpress site taking it from dev platform over to production (i would just search and replace the wordpress localhost...

Creating Logos on a Small Budget

Creating Logos on a Small Budget

Quite often I am asked, "how one can get a logo done cheaply?". Of course it has to be said and should not be forgotten, that your logo is one of the most important aspects of your business and is your presentation to the world, your brand recognition...

[SOLVED] Too many authentication failures using Transmit and SFTP

[SOLVED] Too many authentication failures using Transmit and SFTP

Yesterday and today, I was trying to connect to a new clients server using SFTP with my mac FTP software Transmit on my mac book pro which is running Mountain Lion. I opened Transmit, entered my new sftp details given to me by the server manager, and received the...

Seriously Sick Spammer Using Kids Cancer as a Guise

Seriously Sick Spammer Using Kids Cancer as a Guise

Well just when I thought spammers could not get any lower on the scum ladder, I have received an email to my inbox just now titled "Children's Cancer Institute Australia - Privacy Policy". I have donated to some Cancer charities in the past whilst trying to do my...

Remove Basic Auth from Subdirectory

Sometimes its essential to lock down your site or a directory using Basic Auth. Basic Auth is a nice simple method of password protecting directories using .htacces files. But what if you need to make a sub directory of the parent directory that you have password...

Restrict Access to WHM by IP

Restrict Access to WHM by IP

Hackers are getting smarter and sneakier and with the internet just getting more and more popular this means that the software that web hosts use are going to be more and more targeted. So today, I have decided that prevention is better than cure, and proceeded to...

Spanish Company Fined 200K EUR For Sending Out SMS Spam

Spain has made it clear that it will not tolerate breaches in user privacy by slapping a publicity company called Ocio Factory Time with €200,000 due to a large-scale campaign it ran on behalf of a game show. So massive was the scope that almost 36 million SMS spam...

Cracking Social Network Idea Worth Billions!

Cracking Social Network Idea Worth Billions!

First of all let me say that I have not written this but thought it was brilliant and thanks to The Borowitz Report for such an entertaining piece. Its an oldie but a goodie! Introducing the Hot New Social Network, PhoneBook A new social network is about to alter the...