EBN now has one-click Enable HTTPS

Last updated on 2019/01/09

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by Dejan Murko

Let’s Encrypt is rapidly advancing secure website encryption with their free SSL. We also see more and more EBN users requesting the certificate, so we’ve decided to create a button that will enable it for you in one-click. You can find the button above the Report Problem. Once the blog has enabled HTTPS, it will show […]

EBN browser extensions for faster login to your blogs

Last updated on 2018/11/10

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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. […]

You can now install blogs with ‘www’ directly from the Add Blog form

Last updated on 2018/05/03

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by Marbe Ralozo

In the past, if you wanted to have www in the address of the blog, you needed to go through the WordPress settings dashboard. From today on, you can just add it in the domain field of the Add Blog form (without http://). This will simplify the process of adding a blog even further, making […]

Restore Archive.org sites directly into EBN!

Last updated on 2019/12/06

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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 […]

Security while traveling and using WiFi

Last updated on 2017/12/27

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by Janez Troha

I recently attended a conference where I had to stay in a not cheap hotel that had shared WiFi. Being a curious person (as any Mr. Robot fan would be), I wondered how secure accessing the Internet there really is. Well, as you might have guessed, it’s horrible.  I could see every guest’s device on […]

Free Hide Footer Links Plugin

Last updated on 2019/11/27

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by Dejan Murko

Removing footer links is one of the most common reasons why users want to customize a theme. It’s also very annoying to only create a child theme only for this reason. That’s why we’ve built a plugin that can help you remove the footer directly from your WP dashboard on any theme. Note: the plugin does not […]

Latest discoveries about deindexations and Search Engine crawling

Last updated on 2019/11/27

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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 […]

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

Last updated on 2019/12/18

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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 […]

Research: two thirds of PBNs on CloudFlare leak real IPs

Last updated on 2019/12/18

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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, […]

Footprints: MX Records

Last updated on 2019/12/05

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by Nejc Zupan

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 […]