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Blogspot : How to avoid your blog from being flagged

I know some of the guys out there who’s still using blogspot as their blogging platform. I also used blogspot some time ago for my blog but now I have moved on to wordpress.


The problem with blogspot is your content is owned by Google as well as your blog’s ass. The most annoying feature on blogspot is the navigation bar. The greatest upset that the navigation bar could cause to you is your blog been flagged by your competitors, enemies, foes or cyber punks.

So how do we avoid this? I will show you a trick to hide your navigation bar.

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Upgrading WP 2.6 the easy way !!

As you all know, WordPress 2.6 has been released 3 days ago and at the moment, I’m running the latest version of WordPress 2.6. So I’m going to show you the easiest way to upgrade WordPress using a plugin called WordPress Automatic Upgrade or WAU for short. This will be a long step by step guide with screenshots, so brace yourself. And yeah, don’t forget to click the picture for bigger view !!


First of all, we will need to get the plugin for WAU and you can download it [ HERE ]. Install the plug in your WordPress and activate it. In case you don’t know how to do that, please refer [ HERE ]. After you activated, your plugin, the journey begins !!

If you still you using the old WordPress version, you will notice that there’s an announcement in your Dashboard. Click “Click Here” and it will lead you to WAU.


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Alert : Homer Simpson malware

This is not a JOKE !!

Just got this from my daily readings. Apparently Homer Simpson malware is on the loose. If you got any email providing a link to an unreleased episode of The Simpsons, please refrain to do so. It will lead you to a website where you will download the malware. Read the news below. :!:


A screen name once connected to animated TV dad Homer Simpson is being used to spread malware. In a 2003 episode of The Simpsons, writers revealed that Homer’s e-mail address was Prior to the episode’s airing, the address was registered by one of the show’s writers, who used it to answer hundreds of e-mails from Simpsons fans. Years later, the chunkylover53 screen name has resurfaced, and it’s now being used to distribute a trojan disguised as a Simpsons movie file.

According to FaceTime malware research director Chris Boyd, chunkylover53 is sending out auto-reply messages to users which promises a special exclusive episode of the show available for download. The link in the message leads to an executable file. Upon launching the trojan, the user is presented with a fake error message which is followed by several real error messages and, finally, a blank screen. Upon restarting, the system will run noticeable slower and be prone to crashes. Boyd found that the malicious payload delivered by the trojan includes a rootkit and remote control software which logs the user in a botnet. The malware was traced back to Kimya, a Turkish botnet which has been infecting machines for the last four months.

There you have it. For more readings, please refer to the link below (absolutely no link to the Homer malware:razz:)

[ Techradar ] [ Neowin ] [ Softpedia News ] [ IT News ]

Avoiding USB pendrive viruses

I just got this new software called Ninja Pendisk. This free software claims that it can protect your computer from viruses that came from USB thumb drives.


The software is a portable software meaning you don’t need to install it to get it work. Perfect for the university students who always shares the computer at the lab and don’t have any administrative rights to install any application.

After you run the software, it will sit silently in the taskbar and wait until a pendrive is put into the USB port. If any threats detected, it will pops up a window dialog and clean the USB drive automatically and prompt notification upon cleaning.

My personal thoughs : I believe this is a good software for starters to avoid USB viruses. I didn’t have the chance to test it though because I don’t have any USB viruses in my thumb drive. :up:

Pros : Small in size, a portable application, includes LAN chat software.

Cons : The configuration file is a bit complicated for beginners. Refer to ninja.txt file when you installed it.

Download the software [ here ]