Posts tagged with ‘registration’

Akismet and Jetpack Issues, Stop Spammers and CloudFlare Save the Day

March 19, 2013

My Web Host Penalised Me Yet Helped Speed Up My Site Introduction This site used to be hosted on Site5, in Texas.  I had a shared web host account, about the cheapest there is on Site5 though by no means the cheapest around (I’ve had experience of really cheap hosts….).  It worked alright, site management […]

Estonian Spammer Forges CBS and The Guardian

December 12, 2012

Get Rich Quick Scam Forges Genuine News Agencies Web Pages I recently received two emails from a friend’s old Hotmail account, but to two of my email addresses. Probably, the account has been hacked as I could detect no spoofing in the emails’ headers.  These are the emails, with the email addresses blacked out. Initial […]

Privacy and the EU Directive

June 8, 2012

I’ve updated this website’s and the Crawling Chaos website’s privacy policies to comply with the UK version of the EU Cookie Directive, starting on 26 May 2012.  Basically, it’s a fudge.  See this Guardian article. In essence, to comply, I’m maintaining everyone’s freedom to act including my own.  Cookies (the text files dumped in your […]

Massive Spam Hit for Centurion Wealth Circle Pyramid Scheme

July 18, 2011

Massive Spam Hit Willie R Over the weekend, I received over 600 spams from someone called Willie R (with a number appended to the name) to my gmail account which I now use for my spam-trapping on an old email address that I use for registrations and the like…  See the screenshot of one page […]

Trading Planet Ltd – running again after legal closedown!

February 14, 2011

From various complaints online it seems that Trading Planet Ltd and other companies may be back in business (under new names). Also found this very interesting 4 page thread which has investigated these companies and the links between them in some depth. https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r24610419-Credit-Card-Fraud-Unauthorized-Charge-for-39.71-from-the-UK On page 4 is a post from 6th January 2011 which says: […]