Security and Reality
I’ve been running my blog for a while now and finally I’m tired of the security crap. Its a bit sad I guess. My blog is pretty small – I don’t use ads or make any money at all on it. I do it for fun, hope someone out there likes it or finds the content useful, and because I find the content useful since I often forget things and I can refer back to my own blog.
If you try to run your own blog – be prepared. There’s a constant stream of people that will try to hack your blog and sometimes they will be successful. It sure get tiring after a bit. I’m not quitting, but I have been implementing more and more restrictions on my blog for who can sign up, who can get a login, and new features to limit login attempts. Sorry if I’ve deleted an account you created here – but I seem to be getting a lot of odd looking accounts created from cibags.com and hotmail.com. If you registered from one of those domains recently – I deleted and will continue to delete registrations when email addresses look auto-generated.
I’ve also added a plugin to limit login attempts and hacking against passwords. I may also start to whitelist and blacklist domains.
Not sure what motivates people to hack a blog like mine. Reminds me of people that key cars – just randomly walk down the street vandalizing things for no reason. Stupid.
Reality is that I suppose I’ll get hacked every now and then. WordPress isn’t the most secure system.