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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42 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: Tech Woes and Blog No Goes

  1. Fuzzy Tales

    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).

  2. Marg

    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.

  3. Sammy

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

    Hugs, sam

  4. easy rider

    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)

  5. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    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 we are able to leave a comment as long as we don’t include our blog URL, but not sure if this may be happening for others too.

  6. Pretinha

    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.

  7. Fur Everywhere

    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.

  8. Katie Isabella

    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.

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood….18 centz anda sack oh friez sayz bass terd BURDZ was ree sponz a bull…& yez, pleez ta tell yur dad next time sum thin smellz burd like over heer….pie day a side….we will let him noe ! ♥♥♥
    🙂

  10. Madi

    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

  11. Emma

    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.

  12. LP

    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

  13. The OP Pack

    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

  14. Deziz World

    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 Glad you got fings fixed up.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  15. 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.

  16. Cathy Keisha

    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.

  17. Kitties Blue

    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

  18. Mark's Mews

    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.

  19. Sherri Ellen TD

    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

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