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05 September 2007

Blog Hacking

I've received the following question a while ago, so I think it'd be nice to publish it here.
Amre El-Abyad said:

Dear Tarek,
What iss the best way to protect one's blog against hacking?
And here is my answer:
Dear Amr,
First of all make sure that you have a strong password that no one can guess easily.
Also, some Add-On's and Widgets are not trusted, they can bring you Advertisements and steal your account credentials (user name and password), especially those free Toolbars and the untrusted programs that people add to their browsers.
Make sure you have the latest Antivirus in order to protect yourself from key-loggers and the other Malwares.
Sometimes Antiviruses cannot protect you from every single Malware, so having a personal Firewall as an extra layer of security can block those softwares from contacting their original servers back.

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  1. but it is highly ethical to hack troll blogs so no need for the advice :D

  2. Well as long as he's on Blogspot he's on the safe side. No need to protect against SQL Injections and XSS and all those nightmares. Just spam, but if you start getting them, turn on word verification.

    Antivirus's protect against the dreaded keyloggers, but you must not forget Lavasoft's Adaware to protect you against spyware/adware. That program is my personal fav and is others favourite as well.