Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
— Bill Gates
Is it a sign that you’ve arrived as a blogger when you start getting regular brute-force hacking attempts from overseas?
I just blocked my third hacker IP address in as many weeks, this time from the beautiful Netherlands. Last week’s was from the Ukraine, so I’ve made it out of former Soviet states and into Western Europe!
A little note to my fellow bloggers: WordPress sites are notoriously insecure. I highly recommend a plugin called Limit Login Attempts. It won’t solve all of your security issues, but it will at least help to put an end to some of the easiest, most low tech hacks.
So much for that little sidetrack. Regular programming to resume shortly.
P.S. To my fellow engineers: Yes, I am well aware of the irony of Bill Gates being the source of the above quote.