Posts Tagged ‘hacked’

Updating posts & broken forum

I’m going through each of my news & journal posts individually to set the category back and add tags. I also need to update the author while I’m at it. I was just going to try to automate it or do it an easier way using phpmyadmin, but I’m glad I’m taking the time to go through them all. I’ve found some old sql injections that I’m cleaning out while I’m at it. Thankfully I didn’t blog that often over the past few years so there aren’t too many to go through. 😉

Meanwhile, the forum is still non-functional. I still have to figure out the cookie-path issue, and now I’m having some other weirdness as a result of securing my wordpress install a bit. D’oh! Keep checking back. I hope to have the forum back working soon.

Weekend Downtime [Updated]

You may or may not have noticed that my blog and forum (and pretty much everything else for that matter) was “down” all weekend. My site was hacked on Friday afternoon pretty badly and it wasn’t worth the effort to try to spend all the time fixing things – especially since I was in the middle of migrating everything to a new server at my host.

If you didn’t notice the downtime over the weekend, you should at least see that at the moment my site is very… bland. Yes, I’m currently using the default themes and templates that came with the scripts for my journal and forum. Because of the hack, I accelerated the migration to the new server and didn’t have time to get everything setup the way that I want. It works, but it’s not pretty. Sorry guys!

Meanwhile, I made sure to get my data and forum users migrated over to the new server before flipping the switch. I was able to integrate WordPress and Vanilla in the process, so if you have access to the forum, you can use that same account to post comments on my journal entries. When you login you’ll need to use the WordPress login page (for now) – the Vanilla login page doesn’t seem to be taking the WordPress integration too well. You can use your old login credentials – but I ask that you please change your account password as soon as possible. I will have more information on this on the forum when I have time to write it up.

Oops! It looks like in the process of switching the domain over to the new server, I broke something with the cookies between WordPress and Vanilla. I’m trying to fix it now. Try back later. 🙂

Hacked again?

I might change scripts or try to find some sort of security extensions for wordpress. Somehow people/bots keep slipping in all kinds of junk that breaks my site. >_<

WordPress 2.5 is getting close to being released and it’s looking pretty snazzy. I might try to hold off until I try it out before changing to something like Joomla. borked?

What happened to my site…? Let’s see if I can fix it. It may have to wait until later this evening.