I have been spreading my word about what I have been doing to cope with the problem of comments spamming in blogs. This update took bit of a time. My blog was also unavailable for couple of days back because of my last uncooperative attitude (Choose your host very carefully). Now when things are back to normal I am ready to share some fresh experiences. As you already might have noticed that there are a lot of plugins and online free tools for blocking comments spam .i.e. Spam Karma etc. I will share the method which has worked for me at my WordPress blogs.
eBuddy is a web and mobile application that enables you to chat with your MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Google Talk and MySpace buddies without having to install any program or Java applet.
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eBuddy is online messenger for MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, MySpace and AIM (AOL). Whether you’re at home, school, work or traveling; with eBuddy you can chat online everywhere anytime. eBuddy is available as a web based and mobile version. eBuddy provides instant messaging on every computer, it even works when you are behind a firewall! eBuddy means no downloads, no installation of software or upgrades and no registration. Best of all it’s free.
Is your website secure? XSS attacks (Cross Site Scripting) provides hackers access to your website content and database. If web applications are not secure, then your entire database of sensitive information is at serious risk. Hackers are on the lookout for Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in YOUR web applications. Shopping carts, forms, login pages, dynamic content are easy targets. Beat them to it and scan your web applications with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner:
LiquidID is an OpenID provider like no other with built in spam protection. Reserve yourname.liquidid.net now and logon to SourceForge, WikiTravel, Springnote, Magnolia or any other OpenID enabled site. This service definitely saves you from having different user name and password for every website that uses OpenID.
Web hosting has been always a tricky question for webmasters. Sometimes you get satisfied with current hosting provider but its all a matter of time. I have experienced a loss recently. Mistakes might be mine also but some hosts do not cooperate enough to secure you but they leave you in critical time. I will not name the host. But I will reveal a critical situation I have been in. My Web hosting account was hacked. Web host suspended away my account and recommended me to move host.
Possible Reasons Involved
- I was busy and away from my web account
- I was using old versions of WordPress software
- I was not aware of critical threat about website vulnerabilities
- Too much reliance on host
- Uploading of different open source software at my web host for checking purpose
- Uploading of unsecured forms