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There is a great post over on the Akismet blog talking about some of the newest trends they have noticed in web spam since 2005. Among them are Chinese wholesaler spam, human-posted spam, and malware spam. Considering the large volume of comments running through the Akisemet service, it’s always interesting (more…)

April has been a troubling time for a couple of well known web-hosts security wise. Ipstenu wrote a post on the various hacks that took place this month and I thought it was a well written piece that explains the variables that needed to happen for those events to occur. (more…)

Jean-Baptiste Jung who runs CatsWhoCode.com has compiled a list of what he considers to be the top WordPress hacks so far in 2010. Among the list are code snippets to allow contributors to upload files, display ‘time ago‘ dates, WordPress navigation outside the loop, and disallowing the ability to switch (more…)

If I were operating Network Solutions right now, I’d be on my knees begging for mercy. Browsing through my feedreader today, I came across a post on ComputerWorld.com mentioning that customers hosted on Network Solutions.com have been attacked again. This time, it’s not targeted at WordPress users. Sucuri Security Labs (more…)

DiggingIntoWordPress.com have released the poll results from January when they asked their audience, How Do You Use The WordPress Media Library? Interesting results to say the least. 30% of voters stated they loved the media library and used it for all media content. Following closely behind was the occasional use (more…)

WPBeginner has a great tutorial on how to add the Twitter Anywhere service into your WordPress powered site. Twitter anywhere is a service provided by Twitter that enables webmasters to add twitter to a website with just a few lines of Javascript. Not just an embeddable box, but a box (more…)

Chris Pearson who’s personal site recently became infected with the Pharma Hack which took advantage of his sites popularity and back-links to cloak spam links in Google results has published an in depth piece on how to diagnose and fix the problem. Chris goes into detail into what the hack (more…)

Network Solutions has finally published a post on their blog that not only shows them accepting responsibility for what happened to their customers websites, but they also explain that WordPress was not the cause of the issue. Recently, our customers have complained about malicious code on certain of their blogs (more…)

Gravatar has yet to live up to the G (Global) in its name but it’s slowly getting there. Beau Lebens has published a few more developer resources that have been submitted to the Gravatar site including a Gravatar extension to the Yii framework, extension to the TYPO 3 CMS, and (more…)

PollDaddy has introduced a new feature today that enables users to share the results of their survey with other people without giving complete access to their account. Survey reports are password protected and you can set exactly which parts the sharer can view. This feature is only available to Pro (more…)

Time.com is looking for a seasoned front-end WordPress developer. As the job posting shows, you need to know your stuff if you’re going to apply for the position. If I even know half of the requirements that are needed, I’d be in good shape. Since jobs are few and far (more…)