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DreamHost Hacked: WordPress Tells Users to Change Passwords

DreamHost is a popular web hosting provider and domain name registrar. Its hosting network of shared and dedicated systems is generally well-regarded. Today, though, users online loudly complained they were last to know — and that the company had hours to better prepare them for a forced password change. DreamHost is advising all customers to […]

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Harden WordPress Security By Moving wp-config.php to a Non-public Folder

In case you haven’t been acquainted yet, let me introduce you to your wp-config.php file. If you run a self-hosted blog, your wp-config.php contains your MySQL database username, your MySQL database password, your WordPress authentication keys and other sensitive information. With this information, a hacker or script kiddie gets access to every piece of […]

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Hacked! Gnosis Claims Responsibility for Gawker/Lifehacker Data Breach

Today, Lifehacker and Gawker confirmed the rumors that have been circulating since Saturday afternoon: a hacker group known as Gnosis has breached Gawker’s servers, harvesting over 200,000 usernames, emails and passwords along with, according to the torrent file posted on PirateBay “an additional million or so easily decryptable” usernames and passwords. Lifehacker and the rest […]

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