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Hackers’ delight – warning to all WordPress bloggers

Any regular readers may have noticed that my blog had been experiencing serious technical difficulties over the past few days – a momentary blip in an otherwise successful first week in my new role. It began with there being a warning message next to my site saying ‘this site may harm your computer’ – not exactly a phrase I wanted associated with my blog and I wanted it removed, quickly.

Although I am a reasonably competent internet user I’m afraid this problem was not something I’d encountered before or knew how to deal with. Luckily there’s always someone who does have the know-how, and I was subsequently advised by my learned friend at Pagespank.com that some horrid hacker had ‘injected’ an ‘iframe virus’ into my site. It was invisible, apparently, but the nasty little blighter ended up bringing my whole site down after Google and my domain hoster decided I was a ‘dangerous’ website. For a more technical explanation of how this happened go to Pagespank.com, but rest assured that this is still a healthy, virus-free, clean-living little blog.

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  1. Sarah Dillon

    March 03, 2008

    I didn’t even notice, but my RSS feed did reject you for a while, so maybe that was it. But how exciting (in a round-about way…) to be targeted by a hacker!! Love the new-look site too, you’ve inspired me :)

  2. philippa

    March 03, 2008

    Yes, I guess it is almost an honour!

    The RSS feed should be working OK now.

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