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WordPress plugin security

It’s really bad. The amount of code that gets released and is vulnerable is shocking. WordPress you need to do something. Anything. Disable all plugins now, run a audit on the code or use a user security review process, even as a last resort run some sort of automation on the code. Is it really […]


I’m pleased to announce that I have recently joined Blogsecurity which is fantastic news because I can work with some excellent people and develop free open source software which will help blogging security. WordPress Lockdown and WPIDS We’ve already been working on a security plugin for WordPress which combines my previously unreleased plugin WP Lockdown […]

WordPress lockdown

I’m planning to release my WordPress security plugin called “WordPress Lockdown” soon once I’ve done a full audit of WordPress code and I’ve completed other stuff. I have a few test users which are providing useful feedback all the time but unfortunately the code isn’t ready to be used by the masses because of certain […]

Wordress security plugin

The recent attacks on WordPress has compelled me to write a WordPress security plugin, in order to protect my blog and make every other WordPress blog safer. So if you want to get involved please let me know and I’ll include your attack vectors in the code. I shall release more details soon (the name […]

Spambam hits 1000 downloads

The Spanner started to get over 20-30 comment spams per day, I wasn’t happy! I decided to write a WordPress plugin that would prevent automated comment spam. The Spanner hasn’t had a single comment spam since I installed Spambam. It works by creating a secret spambam key and storing this in a cookie generated by […]

SpamBam new version

I’ve launched a new version of SpamBam which fixes a minor problem reported by a user. The plugin is now available on the WordPress plugin page:- It’s been a huge success and we don’t get any comment spam any more on our blog 🙂


Comment spam plugin I’ve wrote a wordpress plugin that hopefully eliminates comment spam on our site as well as slows down the stupid comment spammers. The plugin is called SpamBam and it is released as freeware under the GPL license. The only drawback is that javascript is required to post a comment. Update The new […]