MyBlogLog has a problem with security – page tampering, sites being interfered with and taken over but never fear a solution is at hand.
This entails verifying your blog. To do this:
- Log in to your MyBlogLog account and click on your individual blog page.
- In the “Author” section in the right sidebar you will find a “Verify your site” link just above the Community Members section. Clicking on this takes you to a page explaining what you need to do and providing you with the necessary code.
There are two options:
- Writing a blog post with the verification link included.
- Adding a meta tag between the <head> and </head> tags of your theme or template. (WordPress users – go to Presentation/Theme editor and add the code to your header.php file. Blogger users go to Template/edit html.)
Then go back to the MyBlogLog verification page once more and click on the “Authenticate” button under the option you chose.
Repeat this procedure for every blog you have listed on MyBlogLog.
It is an idea to keep your post or template edit page open as once the blog has been authenticated you can remove the post or the meta tag.
Now you can sleep well at night safe in the thought that your MyBlogLog is not going to become “their” MyBlogLog – no one is going to take your identity, masquerade as you on other blogs (at least not through this particular loophole)
I am not sure if these security problems are part of the same MBL issues that Shoemoney revealed last year or if other loopholes have been discovered since. Shoemoney was banned from MBL and bloggers were revolting. I mean they came out in sympathy with Shoemoney and ditched their MBL accounts. If I had known at the time I would have joined in. (I was a hippy wanna be when young and wanted to take part in protest marches and go to Woodstock but mummy would not let me go. I had to make do with wearing cow bells round my neck and flowers in my hair. In any case at that time I thought Woodstock was in Oxfordshire, UK. By the time I got to Uni, the marches had almost ground to a halt and we were forced to party instead of protest. It was a hard life 🙂
I feel a song coming on. Well the subject of security is a bit tedious isn’t it – a necessary evil to counter the efforts of unnecessarily evil people.
Scott McKenzie and " San Francisco"
I was going to play Joni Mitchell’s "Woodstock" as she unfortunately missed the event too. There the similarity ends. While I was home likely playing with Barbies”, she wrote the song Woodstock.
Thanks to Colin of “Life” for putting me on to this authentication procedure.