And there is! Project Honey Pot is an e-mail address harvester monitoring network. Using sweet and irresistible links on a website to lure in spammers and other scum, Project Honey Pot identifies spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website.
It won’t help with the people who are trying to brute force the website by typing in the username “admin” and then trying to guess passwords, or the “Directory Traversal Attacks” or the “WordPress-Specific SQL Injection Attacks” that the Firewall warns me about. But any little thing I can do to fight back makes me feel better.]]>
Either way, it’s a full-time occupation to keep security locked down.
The first time I “banned” an entire country, I felt bad. What if someone from Ukraine had a legitimate interest in visiting any of my websites. I decided to count attempts: after seven security alerts from one country, that country is banned. Brazil is getting close.
I’ve developed a checklist for each WordPress website. When you get a website through Lodestar Graphics, this is part of the on-going maintenance.
I’m downloading the newest version. There can’t be a newer version on the machine. $*&!!^ argh! This particular error message isn’t covered in the support literature. I’m about ready to dump the printer in the pond and go buy any other brand!
The domain name ihatemyhpprinter.com is available!]]>