I originally checked in to explain my eight-day absence, but when I saw what had occurred on my blog, I became upset.
I’m angry and frustrated someone or something else (botnet?) wrote a post on my account without my permission. I am very sorry for the post on June 2, 2013 which is now deleted. It was not written or copied by me, nor would I willingly allow something like that on my blog.
From the “related articles” (Zemanta), I found I’m not alone. “Botnets” attacked thousands of WordPress blogs and apparently broke into hundreds of them. Perhaps the guides below will help others who had the same problem.
I suggest we install a security step which seems extremely simple to me. Why not build in a challenge question? You know the ones you have to answer before getting your password reset and/or sent to you in an email. We could choose a question that no one else is likely to guess and be required to answer it before publishing a post. On the other hand, why isn’t there already a “Prove you are a human” challenge on WordPress? They are on almost every other website I ever visit.
- 5 Lessons from the Recent Word Press Attack (madhulikabasu.wordpress.com)
- The Five-Step Guide to Better Social Media Security, Step 3: Take the Necessary Steps to Protect Passwords (business2community.com)
- Is Your WordPress Site Secure? (diamondwebsiteconversion.com)