Random thoughts on art, technology, stuff, and occasionally Real Estate: May 2010

Losotrana Virus: The Attack That Felled The Queen

The Attack That Felled The Queen

As reported yesterday, one of my self-hosted WordPress sites, http://www.QueenOfKludge.com fell victim to a virus attack.  The virus infected all of the .php files residing on the host server.  (GoDaddy in my case).   The site has now been rebuilt using Active Rain posts imported with Jeff Turner's excellent Import Active Rain Posts plugin.

I highly recommend visiting the WPSecurityLock blog http://www.wpsecuritylock.com/blog/ and reading all of the blog posts about this recent wave of attacks.

I got WPSecurityLock's eBook, too, which contains a lot of good information.

Here are a few more links with information about Losotrana:

http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/old-wordpress-versions-under-attack/  

http://mashable.com/2009/09/05/wordpress-attack/

(These articles mention older versions of WordPress -- but Queen was running 2.9.2 !!)

Please don't think I am dropping any of my self-hosted WordPress sites.  I am not.  And I am not moving off GoDaddy either  (that would involve WAY too much time and effort right now)  :-). 

I am going to implement some of the security suggestions in the WPSecurityLock eBook.

 

 

Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.

 




Bob Taylor Properties, is a progressive, independent, full service real estate brokerage located in Northeast Los Angeles. We have a small staff of experienced, veteran real estate agents who love what they do and work tirelessly for their clients.

 

We are experts at selling residential, multi-unit residential and commercial properties. We are highly experienced with residential and commercial leasing. We know the Los Angeles City Rent Stablization Ordinance.

 

We know and appreciate all types of Los Angeles architecture and design from Historic Homes to Ultra Modern Lofts.

 

We would love to help you buy or lease a home anywhere in the Greater Los Angeles area, or to sell or lease the home you already own.

 

Call us today at 323-257-1080.



 

* Starter Homes
* Historic Homes
* Dream Homes
* Investment Property
* Commercial Property
* Rentals
* Leases
* Short Sales
* Bank Owned
 

Our highly skilled and experienced staff serves all of Southern California and handles all types of property.

 



 

The Bob Taylor Properties Network of informative blogs and websites

Bob-Taylor.com Our original website

BobTaylorProperties.com Featuring a live MLS feed with lots of listings!

EclecticAngelino.com A headline newsfeed from around Northeast L.A.

WeMarketRealEstate.com Our intensive marketing strategies

RealEstateHomeBuyersGuide.com Information for home buyers

HomesForLeaseToday.com Live MLS feed of homes and apartments offered for lease

LALeasingService.com Our leasing services for property owners

 

 

 





 

 

Bob Taylor Properties, Inc.

323-257-1080
5526 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
DRE License # 01304057

 

 

 

 





 

Comment balloon 3 commentsCheryl Johnson • May 30 2010 08:50AM
Losotrana Virus: The Attack That Felled The Queen
share
As reported yesterday, one of my self-hosted WordPress sites, http://www. QueenOfKludge. com fell victim to a virus attack. The virus infected all of the php files residing on the host server. (GoDaddy in my case). The site has now been… more
Countdown to Lummis Day The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles: Ruben…
share
The 5th Annual Lummis Day Festival will be held on Sunday, June 6 at two locations: Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43) and nearby Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street). The opening poetry gala begins at 10:30 am at Lummis Home. Art Exhibitions… more
The Queen is Dead. Long Live the Queen.
share
Sometime in the last few days, one of my blog sites, http://www. queenofkludge. com fell prey to a virus. The virus inserts code into each and every php file on the host.. the code starts with "/**/eval(base64_decode" followed by a long… more
Countdown to Lummis Day June 6: The Dime Box Band
share
Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L. A. Times as the newspaper's first city editor in 1876. A prolific writer and photographer, Lummis was also one of the city's first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and… more
A Wordpress Plugin To Import Your ActiveRain Posts
share
Thanks, JEFF! Very useful! A few weeks ago, ActiveRain released a new feature that allowed members to export an archive of their individual blog posts. In the announcement, Brad said "It's open nature will allow for the development of third… more
Countdown to Lummis Day, The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles:…
share
Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L. A. Times as the newspaper's first city editor in 1876. A prolific writer and photographer, Lummis was also one of the city's first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and… more
Save this date: Lummis Day 2010 is coming June 6
share
The fifth annual Lummis Day Festival will move its main stages to a new location, Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street) this year, where the best of home-grown Northeast L. A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented… more
My iPad Adventures: How to copy photos from your computer to your iPad
share
It's taken me a week to figure out the simple process of copying photos from a desktop computer to a new iPad; mainly because most of the instructions I found online left out a one obvious step. Obvious, now that I know what to do, but not obvious… more
My iPad Adventures: Text from your iPad with textPlus
share
YAY!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked up my new iPad on Tuesday, and I've spent ~~days~~ searching for a way to send text messages. I tried a bunch of different apps, and fought off the urge to try "jailbreaking"… more
My iPad Adventures: I wanna blog on ActiveRain, so I'm asking CLT to…
share
Please don't misunderstand: I am enjoying my iPad. But I really want to be able to blog from my iPad on occasion. Not everyday… but sometimes.. for example if I am at a seminar or class, iPad on the desk in front of me, I may want to… more