I guess it had to happen. With every great innovation on the internet, it seems a 'dark side' inevitably emerges to take advantage of it.
The latest trend is in hi-jacking personal data and potentially, your blog. Known as CookieMonster, this malicious software can trick your browser into giving up authentication codes, allowing it to access your user account settings on a website, and in some cases it can take over your blog.
WordPress has now put in place an easy way to keep your administrative information secure. If you have a WordPress Blog, take 2 minutes right now to log into your blog and switch over to HTTPS for your administration panel. Full instructions and more details on how to do this can be found here.
Blogger.com is still vulnerable at the writing of this post, but I'm sure they are working feverishly on a solution. What our blog for updates.
We continue to recommend that small businesses in Dominica 'get a blog' to reach out to the world-wide blogosphere, promoting their businesses and generating traffic to their websites. The value of having a blog far outweighs the inconvenience of dealing with outlaws like CookieMonster ;-)