Like me, you always wonder how spammers generate spam comments for blogs entries and articles?
So, I found a hack on one of the websites I was taking care of (more details on my previous blog entry). I thought I found the way to get rid of it and I shared it through the comments (I was thinking about writing a post dedicated to cleaning process:
-Create a ‘backup’ directory (for later investigation).
-Copy all files (‘db’ directory, bar.gif and index.php) + HTTPD logs (for analyze) to the ‘backup’ directory
-Rename all files to something like xxx.backup (so that you retain the timestamp if needed and their exact location
-Download the latest version of WordPress and copy the index.php to the root of your current WordPress installation
-Remove all your site from Google (I used Webmaster Tools)
-Index your site again.
But, while writing the new post related to the cleaning process, I noticed that, in fact, I didn’t cleaned it properly as I missed files containing even more ‘spams’. So here is what I found. Continue reading
I’m helping the French bloggers community here in Singapore by taking care of SingapourLesBlogs (AWS server running WordPress). I’m upgrading the server when needed and doing the same with the WordPress plugins when needed (WordPress is updating automatically but still checking it from time to time).
Recently, I was browsing through Google Webmaster Tools and realized that pages crawled per day suddenly exploded (from 127 pages to 2300 pages). So, I looked for all pages indexed by Google for SingapourLesBlogs (you can do it for “site:XXXX.YYY” with XXXX.YYY being your website).
And here they are: I can see a lot of pages which does not belong to the blog and which all redirect to an online merchant – cheapbootsols (the pages themselves are some text and links to other websites – all running WordPress, which automatically redirect to cheapbootsols). Continue reading
A little while after I bought a Raspberry Pi, I installed a cross-compiler and demoed it at the second Raspberry Pi meeting I hosted here in Singapore. But I encountered several problems (such as when cross-compiling programs with sound in it) and decided it was not the way to do it. Continue reading