In the wake of the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, I’ve been dealing with my own “hacking” situation. No, there aren’t nudes of me floating around the net. Of course, I’d have to have taken some for that to happen. Nevertheless, I digress.
I’ve been dealing with routine hackings into this very domain for the past few months. Every time I think I’ve got it under control, they find another way in, and start right up again. This weekend, I completely deleted my website from my web hosting account, and did a fresh install. That means, I only uploaded my old pictures and posts. I did a mass deletion of user accounts, and installed a fresh copy of all my plugins and themes.
I’m also looking into addition security through premium services such as Wordfence (I use the free version) and Sucuri. They’re pricy, but desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures!
So, I just wanted to let y’all know what’s been going on with the site, if you’d been trying to access it this past weekend. Things seem to working smoothly thus far. I’m still bracing myself for the next attack. Ahh, the life of a blogger!
P.S. Sorry for the serious drought of posts. I have ideas almost every day, and think I’ll write one, but don’t. I’m so easily distracted. It’s out of control! I’ll get better! Maybe I need to do a 2014 version of the #31WriteNow challenge to get out of this funk.