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EBN browser extensions for faster login to your blogs

  Published: 2018/05/23

 Last updated: 2020/08/19

 By: Admin EBN

We’ve just published Firefox and Chrome extensions that make it easier for you to log into your EBN blogs. All you need to do is connect the extension to your account, and then you can manage your blogs directly from your browser. Read the help article for instructions on how to install and use the extensions.

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Restore Archive.org sites directly into EBN!

  Published: 2018/01/18

 Last updated: 2020/08/19

 By: Dejan Murko

One major annoyance for some EBN users has been the inability to easily restore sites from Archive.org into their EBN account. But with the help from people at Wayback Machine Downloader that has now been resolved! Wayback Machine Downloader offers easy restoration from Archive.org of any website into your EBN account. And they’re offering a..

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Latest discoveries about deindexations and Search Engine crawling

  Published: 2016/08/03

 Last updated: 2020/08/19

 By: Dejan Murko

Every time a blog gets deindexed on EBN, we save all the information we have about it so we can analyze it later. We then do batch analysis to see if there are any patterns or footprints that we can report to the community. In the last few weeks, we found a few interesting things. We’re still discussing how..

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IP Ownership Analysis Of Cheap Hosting Providers: Only 20% With Own Servers

  Published: 2016/06/01

 Last updated: 2020/08/19

 By: Nejc Zupan

When people new to PBNs ask where to host their blogs, a lot of experts recommend using different cheap hosting providers to get a diversity of IPs. We wanted to put that claim to the test for some time now. Analyzing 80 Cheap Hosting Providers We collected a list of 80 popular cheap hosts from different forums and..

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Research: two thirds of PBNs on Cloudflare leak real IPs

  Published: 2016/05/26

 Last updated: 2021/11/24

 By: Nejc Zupan

A few weeks ago we added CloudFlare SSL support for blogs hosted on EBN. While in the process of integrating CloudFlare we did thorough research on potential leaks and footprints. Here are our findings. Is CloudFlare successfully masking my server’s real IP? In essence, if you know exactly what you are doing and are very careful..

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Footprints: MX Records

  Published: 2016/05/23

 Last updated: 2021/11/29

 By: Nejc Zupan

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Last week we talked about how nameservers can be a huge footprint for your PBN. Today we have another DNS themed blog post. This time, we’ll talk about MX records. What are MX records? MX records are an optional part of your DNS (domain name system). They are similar to A records, which are required to..

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Why nameservers are more dangerous footprints than IPs

  Published: 2016/05/12

 Last updated: 2021/11/25

 By: Nejc Zupan

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This is another post in our series about advanced footprints. While we wouldn’t really count nameserver footprints as advanced, there are still people doing really basic mistakes with them so we wanted to shed some light on the topic. Nameservers are servers hosting your DNS zonefile, or in other words, your DNS records. Without them, your browser does not know to..

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Footprints: default server webpages

  Published: 2016/04/26

 Last updated: 2021/11/25

 By: Dejan Murko

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In this series of blog posts, we’ve been looking at various ways in which servers present information which can be used by search engines to uniquely identify them. That is, they leave footprints, often very obvious ones. Here at EBN we take quite a few steps to make sure that the servers hosting our WordPress..

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Footprints: ASN

  Published: 2015/12/21

 Last updated: 2021/11/29

 By: Nejc Zupan

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So far we’ve talked about a few different ways a website (or the server it’s running on) can be footprinted, but we’ve yet to talk about the most obvious – the server’s physical location. The internet is basically a huge, world-wide network, made up of numerous smaller networks. The technology behind it is way too..

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Footprints: X-Powered-By Headers

  Published: 2015/10/15

 Last updated: 2021/11/29

 By: Nejc Zupan

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In our last post, we talked about HTTP headers such as the Server Header and the typical values we can expect they carry for servers running WordPress. But as we hinted previously, the Server Header is not the only HTTP header that gives out important information about servers hosting the websites. This time around, we’ll..

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