April 2013 “Brute Force” Attack on WordPress Blogs
Last week, along with 90,000 other sites, my site received a file that was flagged as Malware. What the hackers are trying to do is get into sites that kept the login name “admin”.
I had been warned numerous times to change my login from “admin” to some other name, but I figured if I had some crazy, funky, long password hackers would never get into my site. Well, I was wrong, sort of.
They were not able to get in but they did place a file within my site that somehow tries many different passwords until it does breach.
What Did I Do?
First, I became very scared. I felt lost. I felt I was going to loose my blog and my business, I did not want to start over.
I don’t know anything about certain files that are kept with my site. All Google was telling me
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Are You a “Newbie”?
Newbies are new bloggers or business owners that have just arrived online in hopes of promoting their blog or business. You are fresh and full of hope.
Then it happens. You realize you are starting to get lost. The Internet is a HUGE place and for someone new it can be so daunting and down right lonely.
I want you to know you are not alone, I’m here and so are 25 of my closest and favorite bloggers and online entrepreneurs.
We have been where you are. We had a time where we thought, “what the heck do I do next?” or “where do I go from here?“. But we got through that desperate stage and have come out on the other end ready to help you do the same.
Change is Necessary
For a while now I gave away my free Blogging Checklist eBook to anyone who subscribed to my newsletter.
But change is needed to move forward so today I am announcing that I have a
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I’m out today helping my husband market his business online, learning all about Google Places. I’m working as a teacher in an after school program for my friend’s Bricks for Kids business. I’m also working on finishing my new free eBook called “How to Get Noticed Online: Tips for Novice Mom Business and Blog Owners.” And, if that is not enough, I am getting an outline down for a book I want to write about Pinterest.
I love being busy but it is not just busy but productive. What good is getting tired and racking our brains if nothing good comes of all your work?
Good old fashion hard work and know how.
I have read many, many books and blogs about business, marketing and how to make a living online. But honestly, the one place that has helped me to put all that knowledge into action and encourage me to be a better person thus a better business woman is TED.
TED is a huge compilation of speakers. But not
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