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This morning at 9am Pacific time we rolled out a new kind of firewall to over 1 Million active WordPress websites. It comes with a Threat Defense Feed that updates our firewall as new threats emerge. It also continuously updates our malware scan as we discover new malware patterns through our forensic research.
Mossack Fonseca (MF), the Panamanian law firm at the center of the so called Panama Papers Breach may have been breached via a vulnerable version of Revolution Slider. The data breach has so far brought down the Prime Minister of Iceland and surrounded Russian President Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron with controversy, among […]
Lyn wrote: “Hi Tony, I got this email below about a new “User Registration” but I haven’t loaded anyone or given anyone access to upload new details? Do you have any clue for me on how this may have been created without the relevant passwords? Below New user registration details: Username: ChristieOster23 E-mail:email@example.comThanks, Lyn”
Just by looking at the Username and E-Mail you can “see” this is spam!
There are various plugins that will enable you to block IPs and even block entire countries. However sometimes you will not be able get the relevant IP address so this article is about how to go about blocking email addresses. Ban Hammer does that for you by preventing unwanted users from registering.
Go to the admin area of your website > click ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’ > in the search bar type ‘Ban Hammer’ > click ‘Install Now’ > click ‘Activate Plugin’.
After installation go to ‘Tools’ > click ‘Ban Hammer’. In the ‘Blacklisted emails’ box enter all the emails you want to ban one below the other as per the screenshot below:
In a case where the User already registered, delete the User and then add the User’s email address to ‘Blacklisted emails’
It is quite straight forward to embed a YouTubne video. Let’s say you would like to embed Abba’s Dancing Queen.
Go to YouTube and type ‘Abba’s Dancing Queen’ in the search bar > click on ‘Abba – Dancing Queen’ > on the page that opens click on ‘Share’ > on the window that opens click on ’embed’ > copy the highlighted HTML code >
Open a new page or post > click ‘Text’ and paste the HTML code > that’s it!
Click ‘Publish’ > click ‘View post’ or ‘view page’ and enjoy the video!
To embed a YouTube as a Widget:
Go to Widgets > paste the HTML code into a ‘Text’ Widget. Even if you don’t know HTML you can easily change the ‘width’ and the ‘height’ of your video on the actual code.