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Monthly Archive April, 2013

Question

April 15, 2013

So what happens if, after trying every means of artistic expression – writing, music, drawing, photography – you come to the conclusion you don’t have any ideas to express?

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ORLY?

April 13, 2013

Here’s what I would recommend: If you still use “admin” as a username on your blog, change it ORLY? I’m just lucky that way, I guess. I changed it in the database as there was no way to change it in the UI. But if I’m not the only WordPress user with this problem, then […]

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forensics

April 12, 2013

These two user agents make up pretty much all the brute force attempts to access the admin pages here for one day. “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3 GTB5” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0” The full list from just one sample — yesterday — looks like this: “Mozilla/5.0 […]

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The first 24 hours

April 11, 2013

So here’s how the first day or so went of logging and blocking repeated attempts to access the login screen by brute force. What protection against this does Comcast offer with their smtp lockdowns and block on https? Added the Stealth Login Page Plugin as well, with the added benefit that future script kiddies will […]

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