Clean Slate Protocol

What’s that? If you are a fan of Iron Man movie series, then you know what it means. I did a clean slate protocol on my blog, a few days ago. A tedious work but it had to be done.

For the past months, I have been getting notification of a few attempt to hack into my blog. Not to deface it but rather, getting spam bot running. It didn’t bother that much until I was lock out from my server. Not my blog but my server. While I was concentrating on my blog, I didn’t bother to check my server. Simple thing to do, I’ll get my server provider to reset the password for me. Done. Not quite.

Few days ago, the server provider, which is also a friend of my notify me that my account was sending spam. The server IP had to be blacklisted because of that. According to him, it had been going on for long time now. I was devastated. There’s one only thing that I can only do. The clean slate protocol.

So here I’m, getting the important files backed up before having my whole life deleted. Setting up my blog was the easy part. Getting it run again the way it USED to be is not. But I’m happy to tell, after a few hour of tweaking (because I’m not a computer engineer hence the long hour), it is up and running.

Moral of the story, when somebody tried to hack into you site, TAKE NOTE! I’m starting to do frequent password change from today.


The Geek

A so called geek who resides at North Borneo, in a not so little city anymore, formerly known as Api-Api to the locals, Jesselton to the colonialist. This geek is a Civil Engineer by profession, who have lots of ideas popping up while traveling, who will write whatever popped up in his mind and hopping the reader would not be so judgmental toward his writings. This geek is also a computer & internet junkie who love outdoor, which is pretty much contradicting to each other doesn’t it? This geek is good at almost everything but a master of none (read about this somewhere). People may perceive him as a very quiet, describe as phlegmatic person, yet he is quite a chatterbox to those whom he is really close or comfortable with. This geek thinks anime chicks are way cooler than a real chick hence why he also likes to watch it (not the chicks, but the anime). Not to be mistaken as watching a cartoon, anime to this geek and to most of anime follower are animation that are created and produce by the Japanese.

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