Botnet Attacks WP Websites – CDC Sites Protected

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We here at the CDC Tech/IT Committee strongly suggest that you at least understand a little bit about security issues which surround the operation of your website. This morning WordFence published an in-depth analysis which their forensic team has completed on a botnet (a network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a […]

G Mail Phishing Attack!

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20170113 WordFence recently issued an Alert to all GMail Email users. The notice follows:   This morning we are publishing an important advisory about an unusually effective Gmail phishing attack that is being used to steal login credentials. This attack is fooling even experienced technical users and appears to be having a wide impact. In light of […]


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President Obama just gave a “fiery” speech arguing that progressives should replicate the Tea Party to defend against Trump’s agenda. We agree, and we’re on it. So let’s talk next steps. New Today: the Indivisible Local Group Directory We’ve heard from thousands of you that you’re looking for a group in your area. You can […]

How Your Firewall Works

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(20170111) WordFence has published an easy to understand description of how the Wordfence firewall protects your site, while ensuring your WordPress site stays super fast. Since thyey introduced the firewall early last year it has been improved significantly. They describe it’s design, how it provides high performance access control to your site and recent improvements. […]

WordFence Security Introduces a Monthly Attack Report

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(20170105) IF you are interested in Internet Security and/or want to know more about website attacks, WordFence has introduced a new monthly report: The WordPress Attack Activity Report. The current report covers December 2016 and the attack activity they saw during that period. We have included a list of the top 25 attacking IP’s and […]

Huge Increase in Brute Force Attacks

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During the past three weeks, WordFence has been monitoring a steady increase in brute force attacks. The last few days have seen a rapid increase in the number of attackers. This morning (12/16/2016) WordFence published the charts showing these changes and identified some of the attackers. They also share data on which hosting provider networks […]


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Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt […]