• Updated to Akismet 2.5.6

    In the past I used several plugins like Cookies for Comments and Simple Trackback Validation along side Akismet to fight comment and tracback/pingback spam. Nowadays...

  • Beware of Fake iTunes Receipt Emails

    If you own an iPhone, iPod or iPad then you’re used to regularly receiving iTunes receipt emails on your inbox. Last week, my wife was...

  • Weekend Roundup #123

    Hi folks! Welcome to the 123rd edition of the Weekend Roundup. Like always, there’s lots of useful and interesting stories and links here from all...

  • Weekend Roundup #119

    Hello folks! My apologies for the late edition of the Weekend Roundup. Tried to finish it and have it ready by yesterday but due to...

  • Google Adds Email Signing on Google Apps

    Since 2004, Gmail has supported e-mail signing standards like DomainKeys and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) to validate mail with digital signatures and help users identify...

  • Beware of WordPress Theme Malware

    One of the things that make WordPress great and popular is the huge number of available free themes and plugins. Unfortunately, the popularity of free...

  • Gmail Priority Inbox

    I have been using Gmail the past 5 years and for me what makes it better than other webmail services, (aside from it’s very effective...

  • Google Webmaster Tools: New Message Center Notifications

    From small personal sites, forums, school & university websites, large corporate websites to government websites – thousands of websites get hacked, maliciously attacked and compromised...

  • Akismet 2.2.1 – Now With Stats

    Spam comments graph Was checking my WordPress dashboard earlier today when I saw a notification for a plugin update. When I checked on the Plugins...

  • Update to Akismet 2.1.8

    The first thing I did when I went back to blogging was to make sure my WordPress installation was up-to-date so I upgraded it to...

  • Another Warning To WordPress Users

    Around three months ago, I posted a warning to WordPress and Joomla users about downloading themes from TemplateBrowser.com which contained hidden spam and malware links....

  • Weekend Roundup #7

    NOTE: This post was supposed to be auto-published last Friday afternoon but something went wrong and it didn’t get published. My apologies for the delay...

  • PayPal Phishing Email

    Yesterday, while I was checking my Gmail spam folder I came across an email that’s supposedly from PayPal. It says in the email that my...

  • A New Breed of Comment Spam

    Commenting or comments is one of the essential parts of a blog. Weblog owners provide and allow users and visitors to leave comments so they...

  • Warning to WordPress & Joomla Theme Users

    Found this article from Derek Punsalan’s blog 5ThirtyOne. Templates Browser dot com is collecting WordPress & Joomla public themes and modifying them by inserting hidden...