Gootloader infection cleaned up

Dear blog owner and visitors,

This blog had been infected to serve up Gootloader malware to Google search victims, via a common tactic known as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) poisioning. Your blog was serving up 194 malicious pages. Your blogged served up malware to 0 visitors.

I tried my best to clean up the infection, but I would do the following:

  • Upgrade WordPress to the latest version (one way the attackers might have gained access to your server)
  • Upgrade all WordPress themes to the latest versions (another way the attackers might have gained access to your server)
  • Upgrade all WordPress plugins (another way the attackers might have gained access to your server), and remove any unnecessary plugins.
  • Verify all users are valid (in case the attackers left a backup account, to get back in)
  • Change all passwords (for WordPress accounts, FTP, SSH, database, etc.) and keys. This is probably how the attackers got in, as they are known to brute force weak passwords
  • Run antivirus scans on your server
  • Block these IPs ( and, either in your firewall, .htaccess file, or in your /etc/hosts file, as these are the attackers command and control servers, which send malicious commands for your blog to execute
  • Check cronjobs (both server and WordPress), aka scheduled tasks. This is a common method that an attacker will use to get back in. If you are not sure, what this is, Google it
  • Consider wiping the server completly, as you do not know how deep the infection is. If you decide not to, I recommend installing some security plugins for WordPress, to try and scan for any remaining malicious files. Integrity Checker, WordPress Core Integrity Checker, Sucuri Security,
    and Wordfence Security, all do some level of detection, but not 100% guaranteed
  • Go through the process for Google to recrawl your site, to remove the malcious links (to see what malicious pages there were, Go to Google and search agreement)
  • Check subdomains, to see if they were infected as well
  • Check file permissions

Gootloader (previously Gootkit) malware has been around since 2014, and is used to initally infect a system, and then sell that access off to other attackers, who then usually deploy additional malware, to include ransomware and banking trojans. By cleaning up your blog, it will make a dent in how they infect victims. PLEASE try to keep it up-to-date and secure, so this does not happen again.


The Internet Janitor

Below are some links to research/further explaination on Gootloader:

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Gapalicious App Released

I pleased to say on April 12th we release an app for Hannah at This app is for the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet pioneered by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. For more on GAPS, visit and

This app is for the iPhone, iTouch and iPad devices.

The app can be seen on the iTunes store at:

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Verizon iPhone coming on 2.10.11


Today, at 11 AM, Verizon announced they will have the iPhone on their service on February 10, 2011.

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Everyone was excited about Verizon’s “secret” announcement being unveiled this morning. From Mobile Crunch, to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times this morning everyone held their breath with anticipation. And they weren’t disappointed.

After years of hope, whispers, and begging Apple and Verizon have finally gotten together to give the public what they want, and unfortunately, they’re not going all the way yet.

They’ve missed including LTE (but it appears the chipsets just aren’t ready yet), and the ability to support a call while using a data connection at the same time. Still, it will be enough for most to jump on the bandwagon without delay.

apple iPhone

Though only a couple features have been mentioned in the hours following the big announcement they are already making it so you’ll want to switch to Verizon with:

Here’s to Apple and Verizon. May we all enjoy the service we’ve been waiting for.

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4 Enterprise Mobility Trends for 2011

President of Voiceplex, Dan Kosek, was asked today by to weigh-in on their current question about Enterprise Mobility Trends.

“What are your 3-5 top trends for enterprise mobility management in 2011?”

We see the top trends for Enterprise Mobility in 2011 are:

  1. U.S. Smartphone Market Shakeout
    In the U.S. market, RIM owned 43% of the smartphone market last year and as dropped below 35% as of the end of the 2010. Microsoft similarly dropped while Android based devices grew to near 19%. Apple holds 28% of the smartphone market on just 1 of 4 carriers in the U.S. If today’s Verizon announcement expands that market to 2 carriers, Apple could gain 45-50% of the market.
    This really brings the smartphone market down to 4 operating systems. Nokia, Palm/HP, WinMo7 and everyone else will die the ugly way, but this will simplify device management issues by limiting the number of handset OSs that needing to be supported.
  2. Corporate Data Threat Management
    The need for a standardized VPN (Virtual Private Network) access that traverses NAT (Network Address Translation) and firewalls will grow. Apple needs to support SSL (Secure Socket Layers) based VPNs. These devices pose new threats to data security because of their mobile access and ease of loss. The ability to recover and wipe out all SD (Secure Digital) memory and reset the phone’s base configuration to it’s factory default is a must.
  3. Cloud Based Service Issues
    How does a corporate IT team manage cloud based services that connect outside the corporate veil?
    This is a new source of trouble as IT folks discover recovering and protecting corporate data in a public cloud is not as easy as might be desired. Internally managed and controlled cloud based services will become the dominant choice.
  4. WiFi Networks Must Become VoIP Enabled
    In years past, WiFi networks were rolled out to support corporate laptop/notebook needs and any old WiFi would do. Today, newer services like VoWiFi and mobile handset integration will require corporations to improve their WiFi service to support much higher user density, QoS and MAC/Radius based security. WEP and WPA are no longer enough without the proper tools to keep unwanted or accepted guess out of the private access needed by these mobile devices.
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4G iPhone on Verizon after holiday – another Christmas story?

What if Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE iPhone right after Christmas?


After a “questionable” report came out, Monday, people are now wondering if Verizon will bring out the 4G LTE iPhone; even though they just stared offering the 4G LTE network for laptops a week ago.

Though the information that came out “is from a sole source” that is believed to be credible it still needs to be treated as a rumor (since it cannot be independently confirmed).

According to MacDailyNews, an Apple news site, the LTE-capable iphone has been ready for quite a while, and they’ve been shipping to Verizon Warehouses in bulk.

But why has the news been hidden until now?

Verizon Wireless may have “no comment” according to spokesman Jeffery T. Nelson, but sources say that it was “AT&T’s final demand to maximize their Christmas iPhone sales”

In fairness when Verizon began rolling out its fourth-generation LTE network Dec. 5, it said it didn’t expect to have “consumer-oriented LTE devices like smart phones and tablets” until mid-2011; with its entire 4G high-speed network available to all by the end of 2013.

Though the iPhone might hit Verizon in the coming weeks, it’s not likely that it will run on the new 4G LTE network. The source who spoke to MacDailyNews may be thinking of the CDMA 3G version of the iPhone, that is coming to Verizon Wireless (something that has been widely reported), but not confirmed.

When everything is said and done will you be waiting for the Verizon iPhone this Christmas?

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The 4 of the Reasons Reach Can Help YOU.

As the old year is ending, and we look forward to the new, research from IT analyst AMI-Partners highlights the needs of small or medium-sized businesses.

Whether you’re a company of 1-99 employees, or 100-999, AMI estimates a third of small businesses, and one half of medium companies, will adopt VoIP services in 2011.

The reasons that VoIP technology will become critical to companies:

  • Improved Staff Productivity
  • Streamlined Dispersed Communications
  • Lower Cost

Senior Consultant with AMI, Karne Nielsen, stated:

“ Moving into 2011, cost savings, as well as the advanced features available with IP, will impel more and more SMBs to IP architecture implementation.”

With small businesses having limited IT resources cost will become one of the biggest factors in buying new service. But VoIP companies that have easy installation and turnover, with analog to digital crossover help will win the day.

Our solution is Reachâ„¢.

SMB Business Woman

Reachâ„¢ is a voice over IP system that works with your existing PBX, or can replace it. When you’re making the switch to Reachâ„¢ we work to make it as easy as possible for you.

So when you’re looking for a VoIP Business Solution that is:

  1. Affordable
  2. Easy to grow with. (Move from 10-1,000 users without having to replace your service)
  3. Disaster recovery protection. (We backup the system to protect you)
  4. Smartphone integration – Android, Apple, Blackberry or Nokia.
  5. And More.

Try Reachâ„¢!

If you have any questions, or want to know more contact us: sales (at)

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Verizon’s new 4G Network will be released 12/5/10

This Sunday, December 5th, Verizon Wireless is going to turn on its 4G LTE network. Promising wireless data speeds “up to 10 times faster” than the current 3G network; making its speeds as faster or faster than the other 4G-type networks that Sprint and T-Mobile currently offer.

To start with the network will be available in 38 major metro areas; like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with some smaller markets included. 60 airports with all major airline hubs, coast to coast, will also have the service available.

Availability maps will be released Sunday:here.

The only disappointment in the plan is that Verizon won’t launch their 4G phones (because of 4G phone ownership issues) until the middle of 2011. But the good news is that they can fully test the network before adding phones that use more data (like the iphone) and will lighten the data load as Verizon modem users switch to the new 4G network.

But the bottom line is if we want it to work the best it can we’ll just have to wait.

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How to Use VoicePlex to Call Friends and Family

We have been getting questions lately about how our service can be used. Since there seems to be some confusion about where you can call to or from; so we have updated our web content.

Our service can be used in several ways:

  1. You can call the U.S. and Canada when traveling Internationally.
  2. Your Traveler Number can be called from anyone in U.S. and Canada, and it will ring you when you’re signed into Traveler. And if you’re not signed in voicemails automatically get sent to your email.
  3. On Traveler you can only call someone else on Traveler by dialing the last 7 digits of their phone number, and the call is FREE

And with low rates like these:
Traveler rates
Everyone can afford to use Traveler!

I hope this has cleared up any questions you have, but if you have any other questions we can answer leave us a comment, and we will do our best to answer.

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Apple unveils iOS 4.2 for iPad

iOS 4.2 is finally here for the iPad! Since June the new iOS has been a two edged sword for Apple. It may have been the most stable, fastest, and most feature-rich version of iOS for iPhone and iTouch users. But for iPad users it was a curse, keeping them stuck with old software that couldn’t touch the the new iOS.

Now fast app switching, background tasks, unified inbox, email threads, Game Center, and folders are here for the iPad. Plus, two new features come with iOS 4.2: AirPrint and AirPlay. Making it a whole new experience.

In spite of rumors that AirPrint was postponed it is in the new iOS, and it works flawlessly. Web pages, documents, and more can now be printed directly from your iPad all over WiFi.

Unfortunately it only works right now with specific HP printers that have incorporated AirPrint, but Apple says more should be on he way.

But the new feature that really grabs my attention is AirPlay. Apple may have demoed it in the Summer, but it’s now fully functional and is out of this world. With AirPlay you can send pictures, audio, or video to your Apple TV, and it streams wirelessly from your iPad, iPhone, or iTouch it does so without a glitch.

Even though you need an Apple TV (or AirPlay device like AirPort express for audio) to have AirPlay steam in your home the plan is to let other partners of Apple embed it in their hardware as well. Just imagine being able to go to your friends home and live stream video to their TV; with no hassle! (Apple TV does require an update to 4.1 before it can do AirPlay video.)

Keep watch for the free iOS 4.2 update to arrive shortly.

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Have you seen the Apple’s new front page? If you haven’t you should check. The entire front page of is now a giant teaser announcement saying something will happen tomorrow at 10AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific.

Since Apple doesn’t usually go this wild with a pre-release announcement, but instead lets rumor and innuendo haunt people’s minds it must be big.
Apple's Front Pages
What do think this giant question mark is pointing to?

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