Mancat Monday: Tech Woes and Blog No Goes

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Dang, we had some tech challenges last week.  Sometime on Friday our blogs went down. We had a couple of brute force attacks going on which affected everything. That meant that not only could you not even load my blog, we couldn’t log in to resolve the situation either.  For those of you who are the techie types and use WordPress, the attacks were wp-login and xmlrpc related.

Thanks to our wonderful tech support team, the attacks were stopped and we’ve got some things in place that should help prevent them in the future.   I’m not going to share that information though because it is very geeky, plus we don’t want to give the evil ones a paw up on how to get around our security measures.

Hey, we don’t often visit our on blog though.  Do you visit yours?  We are going to visit ours more often just to make sure it is working.  But I do need a favor.  If you try to visit and can’t, please email me or post me a message on Facebook or Twitter.  Even if it is working but you can’t comment, please let me know. Chances are I might not know that things aren’t working.

Well, that’s enough for Monday.  Wait until you see the cuddle kitty I’m sharing on #OptToAdopt day tomorrow.  Have fun everyone! Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Fuzzy Tales
8 years ago

Yikes! Blog attacks? Sounds scary to us! We’re glad things are sorted out now, though.

Our biped does visit her (personal) blog every time she posts — it’s good to check. But she doesn’t do anything with OUR blog anymore (which isn’t right, but that’s another story).

8 years ago

I missed all the excitement – I must have stopped by when the attacks weren’t going on.

8 years ago

I missed it all too. But we sure are glad you got it all fixed. That is terrific that there was someone that could fix it. Hope you don’t have any more trouble. Brrrrrrrrrr here. Hope you all are staying warm.

The Florida Furkids
8 years ago

We don’t understand why people do nasty stuff like that. We’re glad you got things figured out.

The Florida Furkids

8 years ago

Thank heavens for computer geeks who know how to “fix” stuff because my Mom is hopeless in that department………….!!

Hugs, sam

easy rider
8 years ago

I hope efurrything works fine now and there are no attacks nor bugs… to tell the truth, I always visit my blog after I published a post (but I don’t comment LOL) :o)

Caren Gittleman
8 years ago

glad everything has been fixed, the only time I have had issues visiting you, I let you know and it turned out to be ME! lol!
Have a great day!

8 years ago

Sorry about blog issues – so frustrating.

Pat Hatt
8 years ago

Stupid hackers/spammers need to get a life. Blog attacks are no fun indeed, hopefully everything works as should now.

The Poupounette Gang
8 years ago

We had no problem accessing your blog, Brian. You do look pretty worried in that photo, though! We hope the issues are resolved for good.

The Chans

Kitty Cat Chronicles
8 years ago

Techie and bloggie issues aren’t any fun! Glad they all got sorted out! I think I may have mentioned this before, but just to be sure and since you asked, we do have trouble commenting on your blog. This is the message we get: ERROR: Your comment appears to be spam. Please go back and check all parts of your comment submission (including name, email, website, and comment content). So we got back and take off our website URL and only include our name and email, and it works. Not sure why this happens. It’s not a big deal because… Read more »

Dip and Elliot
8 years ago

We have had plenty of spam but thankfully no blog attacks up to now.
Glad you got it all sorted out.
Dip and Elliot x

8 years ago

Eu sempre visito o meu blog mas não saberia como resolver o problema, fico contente que o seu papai conseguiu alguém para ajudá-lo a resolver o problema.

Fur Everywhere
8 years ago

We are sorry you were having tech problems, but we are glad it is fixed now! Sometimes the Mom wishes she could do a self-hosted WordPress blog, but she knows nothing about any of this tech stuff, so she sticks with Blogger, MOL.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
8 years ago

will do and I have WP blog too. Have you serene it? Now I’m worried as I haven;t had any comments at all.

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8 years ago

good job you got it sorted out Brian,xx Speedy

Colehaus Cats
8 years ago

We’re sorry your blog was having trouble last Friday and thank you for telling us about it! And the tip about visiting our own blogs!

8 years ago

Brian if that happened to mom she would cry like a baby. She is so untechie it is pitiful…we visit our blog usually every morning.
Hugs madi your bfff

Random Felines
8 years ago

hate it when the trolls come out….glad you got it fixed

Layla Morgan Wilde
8 years ago

You know we’ve had our share of tech nastiness and glad yours is fixed. We switched to WP managed with sitelock for extra security.

8 years ago

Mom realized a while back we don’t visit our blog very often. Now we try to click around a bit here and there a couple times a week. Hope you have things safely locked down now. Tech trouble is not fun.

8 years ago

We are glad you are now up and running again Brian. We accessed your blog without a problem! Hooray 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

The OP Pack
8 years ago

Seems to be working fine for us now. Glad you got things worked out. Mom says she wouldn’t have a clue where to even look:)

Woos – Ciara and Lightning

Deziz World
8 years ago

And we fawt we were havin’ twubble wiff da Windows 10 download. OMC We think we must be duin’ this all wrong. We go to our bloggy everyday. Once we write a posty we upload it fwu da live writer to our blog and then go there to insert fotos and publish. Then we go fwu da comments and visit udder bloggy’s fwum there. Is dat not what everypawdy duz? (looks round with a puzzled expression) Hmmmm maybe we need to be talkin’ to everypawdy else ’bout what they’re duin’. No wunner it takes us so much time everyday. MOL… Read more »

8 years ago

That’s scary! Glad you learned of the problem and were able to do something to stop it.

McGuffy's Reader
8 years ago

Oh no…I am just now getting back to it. I am glad you got a grip on things! ~xo~

8 years ago

I am glad you got everything fixed again. We visit our blog every time we post to make sure it has gone up.

Bev Green
8 years ago

Dang Brian..we have been awol and commenting via faceberk so have no noticed..yikers! Loves Fozziemum xx

Harvey Button
8 years ago

If it happens when we visit count on us to let you know Brian.

Savannah's Paw Tracks
8 years ago

and that is why I am terrified of ever self hosting my blog. My little free WP blog is doing A-OK. That would have been terrifying for me.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

We’re glad everything is back up and running! We are using a downtime notification service to let us know when there are issues like that since we don’t look at our own blog very often, either. The only downside is that when another site on our shared server gets pounded, we get a lot of “it’s down!” “it’s up!” “it’s down!” “it’s up!” notifications that make the head peep a little crazy.

Cathy Keisha
8 years ago

Woa! The reason I’m still on Blogger. We couldn’t load your blog but the day before we couldn’t load another WP blog. We told them and they told us they knew and weren’t very nice about it so we didn’t tell you. Oh well. TW is always viewing my blog cos she likes reading the comments.

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
8 years ago

Sorry you had troubles. I don’t understand that stuff and can never fix the problems. I am glad it is OK now. You are looking very handsome.

8 years ago

I didn’t notice any problems with your blog. My blog is set as my browser’s home page so I see it frequently.

The Island Cats
8 years ago

Ugh! We hate those kinda things. We hope everything is sorted out now.

8 years ago

Oh no. That is horrible. I wouldn’t know how to get out of it. Guess I would have to call on SIL to fix things.

Kitties Blue
8 years ago

WordPress was having brute force attacks on it quite regularly at West Hosts, but we are happy to say that it hasn’t happened it quite sometime now. Mom gets so mad and frustrated when it happens. Happy for you that everything is up and running again. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Mark's Mews
8 years ago

We are sorry yer blog went down. But we actually DO check ours daily. OK, mostly ta see iffen we said something weird, but also ta make sure it looks right.

Socks, Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren &YinYang

We are sorry about your tech ones. Everything worked OK for us, when we visited today.

Sherri Ellen TD
8 years ago

Reememburr that happened to us a few weekss ago all so Brian???? Sum nasty purrson must bee berry bored to bother us katss!!! Wee all ways vizitss our bloggie to do thee commintss an check fingss out 😉
Iss a good idea to all so LOG OUT efurry nite. wee do not want anymore attackss!!!
***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xXxXxXx

Sailor Edgar
7 years ago

Too many nasty people around these days! Glad you got the problem fixed.