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[resolved] Are Unexpected Incoming Links A Security Problem? (6 posts)

  1. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I’ve set up my own ‘localhost’ server to tweak different themes. Now I’m playing with MistyLook 2.0. Just now, looking at the LATEST ACTIVITY section on my WordPress dashboard I noticed about a dozen Incoming Links, some from Germany, some from Italy, a few from the US.

    I haven’t been linking to anyone or posting anything except gibberish on my localhost site – and I removed all the ‘blogroll’ links that were on the default MistyLook links page, except a link to my own ‘on-line’ blog.

    So why am I getting these links on my home server, and should I be worried about a security problem? If so, what do I do about it?

    JJ

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, your dashboard talks to Technorati and says, "Hey, anyone linking to me? I'm 'localhost'.

    And Technoratis responds back saying, "Dude! You rock, look at all these folks with localhost in their links!"

    So... no, not an issue. :-)

    (normally, that conversation would replace localhost with a proper URL like http://www.mydomain.com/blog)

  3. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the clarifying info, HandySolo...

    Is there a way to delete those links from the dashboard's Latest Activity panel? Or limit the number of links displayed there?

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Will something here help maybe?

    spencerp

  5. Jayjerome
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, thanks for the link...

    JJ

  6. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're welcome. ;) =)

    spencerp

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