If you went to my blog and noticed things were funny or that I'm missing a post you aren't imagining things. Earlier this week my site got hijacked by some sort of spammer that installed a backdoor in my wordpress install. For a while you could see all of the files on my site including my configuration files tied to the database powering this blog. Bad news.
Fortunately, I've been active in my blogging efforts lately so I caught it the same evening it happened and did the following:
- I took the site down
- Changed my passwords
- Restored the database from five days prior
- Turned on Dreamhost's advanced security settings
- Installed the latest version of wordpress
- Took extra precautions suggested by the wordpress site
Over all the setback was only a couple hours of hassle but it was disappointing.
Back and better than before.. almost
I'll stop talking about what I'm doing and get back to doing it. Download Safari 3 or Webkit if you want to take full advantage of the new design! There will be screenshots to illustrate the differences between modern browsers!