Two pretty dodgy things – googlebot spamming and wordpress footer viruses

So these are the things that have been getting my goat of late.

1. I reckon this has got to be someone pretending to be googlebot for some nasty reason or another… the net result is that I’ve had to use robots.txt to keep googlebot out – which is not something that I want to do but have to do as otherwise it’ll shut the site down.

2. I have to ‘fess up to being, on occasion, a pretty lazy technical blogger… basically I’ve been leaving some themes writeable by the server so that I can edit them through WordPress and not 644-ing them again… so some buggers ‘bot has gone and inserted viruses into the footer of each blog. This hasn’t impacted any edublogs, just individual installations. You’ve been warned though!