Despite Microsoft deprecating it, it is still one of the top browsers in re usage ( source). So, obviously that means everyone loves it.
Well, I’ll go first. I love that I get a unique experience whenever I visit a website.
One of the websites I manage got hacked today.
Suddenly my site is infecting people with Boner ads and I mean, why? Can’t Viagra sell itself?
At this point in my career I’m pretty used to it, but today I found this “code” in the midst of infection:
God damn I’m sorry, but, how douchey is that?
I’m still in a mystery as to why someone would hack? It’s not like there’s a shortage of Web Development jobs. Is it to be “cool”? I know Hollywood kinda portrays it that way, but it’s really not. You’re just being an asshole.
Well, enough ranting for today; here are some tips for staying safe in WordPress:
As a final note, why are you listening to me? Didn’t I start off this post on a rant about being hacked?
Yes, I did…
Well, all I can say is, it happens. In this day and age it’s a constant battle between black hat and white hat online. Target got hacked big time in 2013, the Playstation Network got hacked in 2011 and the list goes on (Check out this from information is beautiful for a pretty neat infographic on the subject).
Really the best we can do is write the best code possible, keep all of our security up-to-date and stop clicking on those boner ads ;).
I noticed a lot of people asking about this, so here’s the solution!
Add this code:
If you look at the site now, you will see it isn’t quite there yet.
You did it!