How to Avoid the Google Blacklist

In the ‘old days’ – around 4 to 6 years ago, when the Google Blacklist was less of a news item – hackers were primarily interested in stealing customer data from websites. They would cause absolute havoc after breaking in, stealing anything from customer credit card details, usernames, addresses and other details to perpetuate identity fraud, […]

Read More →

What Is SEO Poisoning and What Does It Mean to You

SEO poisoning is a sophisticated attack that is being perpetrated on a daily basis.  Basically, the hacker includes a script (in apache config, in your WordPress blog, htaccess, etc.) that says, if the incoming user agent = googlebot, etc. SEND THEM here. If it’s not, display that site. So, in our customer’s example, all of […]

Read More →

Holidays Brings out the Bad Guys

As you might expect, there is a projected large increase in criminal activities forecasted for this year.  Driving malware and trojan infections via YOUR website is now becoming more of a standard operating procedure than ever.  As reported in ThreatPosts more recent listing: ‘Spammers Gearing Up Botnets For Holiday Rush‘ criminals are ramping up quickly. […]

Read More →

What does being Banned by Google mean to me?

Many customers ask me, “so what’s the big deal about this Google banning thing?”.  As I try and explain Google’s algorithms, the lovely joy of begging to be allowed back into their (Google’s) good graces and the challenges of ensuring continued ‘cleanliness’, I feel sometimes a picture is a better idea. Sometimes the worst part […]

Read More →

Wild Security Week – SEO Poisoning Malware Survey

Well folks, its been a crazy week online this week. Is it part of the holidays, or simply that more vulnerabilities are going ‘unfixed’ and the hackers are finding more? You be the judge. We definitely think that there is a ‘retribution’ slant to most of the major issues this week, specifically with Rockyou! Rockyou.com […]

Read More →