Introduction By day, I’m a computer security professional. It’s nowhere near as glamorous as it sounds (unless it sounds not glamorous at all, in which case you’re spot on!). But it has its benefits, and one of those is that I get to learn about mistakes other people make — so I can avoid those […]
A Close Brush with Search Engine Death: A Wild DMCA Takedown Request Appears!
I’ll preface this post with a spoiler: this story seems to have a happy ending! You might reasonably ask why I’d give something like that away so early in the post? Because if you’re an ani-blogger, having unresolved DMCA requests could make your site disappear from the internet search engines like Google. This isn’t a horror […]
Ani-Blogging Safety Tips: Backups and Testing Major Changes
Backing Up Your Site If you’re like me, you have fun doing stuff like ssh-ing into your site, performing a MySQL backup, zipping up the contents of your wp-contents directory, and downloading the results to your local drive space — which is covered by BackBlaze. If that sounds enjoyable to you, I think you and […]
Ani-Blogging Safety Tips: Keeping Your Readers Safe
Introduction In previous posts, we’ve talked about how important it is to protect your blog’s domain name and to protect yourself (and your readers) from malicious attacks against your site. Now it’s time to talk about protecting your readers from your readers! Well, to be more clear, you’re protecting your readers from evil folk (malicious […]
Ani-Blogging Safety Tips: Very Basics Tips for WordPress
Introduction Most of you are likely very experienced with this subject, but instead of asking for your forgiveness that I’m giving such obvious tips in this post, can I ask for your help? As I cover these fundamental ideas of WordPress security, could you let me know if I miss something? You never know what […]
Ani-Blogging Safety Tips: Keep Your Domain Name Safe!
Introduction Some of you might know that during the day, I’m a computer security professional. So I’m always scouring the internet for the latest in malicious actor attacks (that is to say, attacks from people who want to steal your stuff), like this article from Krebs on Security. That got me to thinking. Are we […]