Holy Botnet, Batman! How do I change my admin username?

You may have heard about the massive security threat toward Joomla and WordPress sites. (If not WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???) There are lots of posts around the web on the subject, but not a lot of answers to “well, how do I change my username from admin?” This post answers that question. Answer 1: You don’t… Continue reading Holy Botnet, Batman! How do I change my admin username?

Keeping your website safe

class=”aligncenter” Once upon a time, a long time ago, you could buy a new computer and not have to worry about what type of virus scan software you needed to load onto it.  Firewalls were things only extreme geeks and intrepid hackers knew anything about.  Adware, spyware and malware weren’t even words.  Those days are… Continue reading Keeping your website safe

GoDaddy-hosted sites at risk — WordPress, Joomla!, Pligg, ZenCart, others…

Recently, there was a malicious attack on GoDaddy-hosted sites. It’s tough to track down the exact date of the original attack — I was first able to find a mention of it on Slashdot from 4/26, and I found a topic in the WordPress support forums that supported that approximate time. However, I also found… Continue reading GoDaddy-hosted sites at risk — WordPress, Joomla!, Pligg, ZenCart, others…