Security Category – Posts relating to online security, spam, and phishing. Also posts related to black hat SEO techniques.
If these figures are representative of actual levels of malware infestation on Irish hosting networks then many, many Irish webmasters need to take extreme counter measures. In fact, perhaps the hosting companies themselves may need to review how they protect their infrastructure and the sites they host.
Massive SQL injection exploit in the wild – if you run IIS and MS SQL you need to know about this as it is already infecting Irish sites.
Irish Web Awards have been beaten black and blue of late. But when the organisers of Ireland’s most prestigious web awards get caught spamming people…
Quick funny about Technorati’s developer wiki getting spammed to death…
Euro Business Guide have been spamming and scamming for many years now. They are at it again.
Will they ever be shut down for their continuous attempts to scam people?
If you cloak you run the risk of being banned from Google.
Apparently no one told Unison.ie (Irish Independent).
A recent report from McAfee Site Advisor ranks Ireland’s .ie ccTLD as the second safest TLD in the world.
It’s a fact of life that spammers wouldn’t be in business if they weren’t making a dollar. Another fact of life is that very often SEO and spamming live very closely.
This is a post about some particularly well-known SEO tools that were pushed through comment spam left on my blog. A mini-rant? Yes, and a look at the effectiveness of ‘long copy’ pages to sell products.
If this bunch call you take up as much of their time as you can. Go and stick the kettle on.
While they’re wasting their time on you you’ll be saving the poor next guy’s money.
Strange Google search referrals can often point to some less than friendly attention.
I wonder what this guy is up to?
After taking down GreyWolf’s blog, a hacker threatens some of the biggest webmaster-related sites on the Internet. Digg.com included on the threat list.
New report from McAfee SiteAdvisor on study comparing the safety risks of the sites listed in the top results for 1,500 search queries.
How low will they go?
Spammers target Moscow Children’s Hospital with slick charity website and copious amounts of spam asking to ‘HELP SAVE THE CHILDREN!’.
…you had better not leave blatently obvious tracks
[WARNING: not workplace safe]
ready for a new day?
Er, um, well, maybe. I’m not so sure Microsoft was though.
Sometimes spammers can put a smile on your face.
For me today is one of those days
Unofficial MSN Live! page removal tool. What’s the big deal with that?
Well it’s not only your own pages that can be removed. This is a terrible, terrible hole in MSN’s algorithm.
Very interesting find by SEO by the SEA. It appears that your browser is sharing your search history with all and sundry.
Ever wondered who actually does send you all that spam every day?
Meet the culprits.
It appears that there may be a critical bug in the latest version 18.104.22.168 of Mozilla Thunderbird.
This bug could result in the permanent lose of data.
Beware the Euro Business Directory spam and scam emails.
Using some reverse psychology to sell your phishing scam. Now if you could just get a decent English speaking copywriter you’ll be emptying those PermanentTSB accounts in no time.
How to block Windows Update from automatically installing Internet Explorer 7.
I recently had to investigate an issue with a client’s website reported by a customer who was unable to use the website’s navigation….. Guess what? In 2006 they were still using Internet Explorer 5.0….. Here’s an outline of some of the practices and software available that will help keep your PC safe and clean.
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