15 July 2009
How an Injection Attack Took us Offline, and How We Fought Back—Remediation and Prevention Guide
Last week I had just published a highly visible post (the Analysis of #snc2009, the Social Networking Conference), and I was just starting to promote it when I discovered that Global Human Capital had been blacklisted by Google for distributing malware! This effectively branded us with the scarlet letter. Global Human Capital runs on WordPress, is hosted on Network Solutions’ infrastructure, but we ended up on the wrong side of the numbers on Thursday.
This post will be useful to blogmasters who may not think of themselves as Webmasters but who face the increasing threat of malware attacks, which are increasing geometrically. The time is getting closer when you or someone you know will be affected. I’m not an engineer, but I got hacked, and this is a quick resource in which I aim to cut your learning curve. It took me four days to figure out what had happened and what I had to do, which I’ll share below. I also include what I’m doing to prevent future attacks to my websites and blogs. I invite your comments and suggestions.
First I’ll explain what happened, how I got us back online and what I’ve done to prevent reoccurrence. If you have an emergency and want to skip the context, skip Anatomy of a Malware Attack, and go directly to the Malware Bootcamp. Think of this as a guide, as I’m compiled many useful links, too. Although it’s written from the perspective of using WordPress, LAMP, Mozilla, Google and Mac OS X, I’ll attempt to write it so it will be useful regardless of the tools you use to manage your blog or website.
9 July 2009
Obtuse and Faulty Authentication Process Takes the Checkered Flag
A Ferrari without a Starter
Chicago, 8 July 2009—Apple over delivers in many categories, and today the company can be proud of its latest accolade: the coveted Web 0.2 Citation. To win by such a landslide, the company had to prove its ineptitude over a period of several months, consistently inducing pain to customers during the Mobile me authentication process. Its performance was hands-down one of the finest examples of yechsperience this year. Here is the report from the judges:
12 February 2009
Please Pardon the Dust and Stray Nails
The Global Human Capital Journal has just migrated from the open source Serendipity CMS to WordPress and into a new hosting space. Unfortunately, we’ve experienced a few broken toes, bruised fingers and tooo much caffeine during the process, but we’re getting there! Read on for a blow-by-blow account on the migration thus far and where we’re going.
Continue reading Wet Paint! Global Human Capital on New Platform
30 August 2008
Multidimensional Innovation—Inviting Collaboration—Crowdsourcing via LinkedIn
In August, I have been intensely involved in developing the next iteration of executive LinkedIn training (the Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn, EGLI), which has proven as illuminating as it has fruitful, so I will share key elements of the quick innovation approach I used as well as how Linkedin contributed to it. I believe that by collaborating with EGLI alumni and other people in my network, I have fielded the most innovative and valuable offering ever. I’d love to get your feedback, too! (links below)
Continue reading Inside the Innovation of the New Fall 2008 Executive’s Guide to LinkedIn Seminars