Monday, September 27, 2010

Government Seeks Back Door Into All Our Communications

"The New York Times reported this morning on a Federal government plan to put government-mandated back doors in all communications systems, including all encryption software. The Times said the Obama administration is drafting a law that would impose a new 'mandate' that all communications services be 'able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages' — including ordering '[d]evelopers of software that enables peer-to-peer communication [to] redesign their service to allow interception'."

PubCon Update Blog : steve plunkett

PubCon Update Blog:: "Plunkett will be speaking on the much-anticipated analytics and measurement sub-conference session entitled 'Competitors From the Dark Side: Rogue SEO Tactics,' where he will be joined by principal Carolyn Shelby, Gallucci, and WebmasterWorld founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.

“I'm looking forward to the great brains that are going to PubCon,” said Plunkett. “From social media to search, this is the conference of the year,' added Plunkett."

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Easy PHP Blackhole Trap with WHOIS Lookup for Bad Bots

"One of my favorite security measures here at Perishable Press is the site’s virtual Blackhole trap for bad bots. The concept is simple: include a hidden link to a robots.txt-forbidden directory somewhere on your pages. Bots that ignore or disobey your robots rules will crawl the link and fall into the trap, which then performs a WHOIS Lookup and records the event in the blackhole data file."
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