Malware. The very mention of that word is enough to strike fear into the hearts of programmers, web developers, and bloggers. Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but a WordPress malware infection is no laughing matter. They can paralyze your website or even your website network in a blink of an eye.
The other day, I had a very confusing day, thanks to my laptop going nuts on me. I thought for sure that I got infected by a virus or some malware. No matter what search I did on Google, I always got redirected to search results for “biometrics”. It didn’t stop there. When creating a […]
Earlier this week, Ars Technica ran an article about CMA Communications, a rural ISP that, for a time at least, began to display banner ads on all websites a customer visited. This move angered customers, who already paid for their Internet access, but it also was earning the attention of webmasters who were having ads […]
Imagine sitting down to your computer one morning and opening up your blog. However, instead of finding your homepage your admin panel staring back at you, you instead see a bright red warning screen telling you that malware has been detected on the site and you are advised not to enter. The realization quickly sinks […]