Options saved.

'; } $checked = ''; if($ping == 1) $checked = 'checked="checked"'; echo '

URIs to Ping

The following services will automatically be pinged/notified when you publish posts. Not when you edit previously published posts, as WordPress does by default.

NB: this list is synchronized with the original update services list.

Separate multiple service URIs with line breaks:

Ping log

These are the lastest actions performed by the plugin.

'.SUP_get_last_log_entries(20).'

'; } # telling WordPress to ping if the post is new, but not if it's just been edited function SUP_ping_if_new($id) { global $wpdb, $post_title; if(get_option('SUP_ping') == 1 and get_option('ping_sites') != "") { # fetches data directly from database; the function "get_post" is cached, # and using it here will get the post as is was before the last save $row = mysql_fetch_array(mysql_query( "SELECT post_date,post_modified FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE id=$id")); # if time when created equals time when modified it is a new post, # otherwise the author has edited/modified it if($row["post_date"] == $row["post_modified"]) { if($post_title) SUP_log("Pinging services (new post: “".$post_title."”) ..."); else SUP_log("Pinging services (new post) ..."); SUP_ping_services(); # Try commenting the line above, and uncommenting this line below # if pinging seems to be out of order. Please notify the author if it helps! # generic_ping(); } else { if($post_title) SUP_log("NOT pinging services (“".$post_title."” was edited)"); else SUP_log("NOT pinging services (a post was edited)"); } } else SUP_log("NOT pinging services (disabled by administrator)"); } # More or less a copy of WP's "generic_ping" from functions.php, # but uses another function to send the actual XML-RPC messages. function SUP_ping_services() { $services = get_settings('ping_sites'); $services = preg_replace("|(\s)+|", '$1', $services); // Kill dupe lines $services = trim($services); if ( '' != $services ) { $services = explode("\n", $services); foreach ($services as $service) SUP_send_xmlrpc($service); } } # A slightly modified version of the WordPress built-in ping functionality ("weblog_ping" in functions.php). # This one uses correct extendedPing format (WP does not), and logs response from service. function SUP_send_xmlrpc($server = '', $path = '') { global $wp_version; include_once (ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class-IXR.php'); // using a timeout of 3 seconds should be enough to cover slow servers $client = new IXR_Client($server, ((!strlen(trim($path)) || ('/' == $path)) ? false : $path)); $client->timeout = 3; $client->useragent .= ' -- WordPress/'.$wp_version; // when set to true, this outputs debug messages by itself $client->debug = false; $home = trailingslashit( get_option('home') ); # the extendedPing format should be "blog name", "blog url", "check url" (whatever that is), and "feed url", # but it would seem as if the standard has been mixed up. it's therefore best to repeat the feed url. if($client->query('weblogUpdates.extendedPing', get_settings('blogname'), $home, get_bloginfo('rss2_url'), get_bloginfo('rss2_url'))) { SUP_log("- ".$server." was successfully pinged (extended format)"); } else { # pinging was unsuccessful, trying regular ping format if($client->query('weblogUpdates.ping', get_settings('blogname'), $home)) { SUP_log("- ".$server." was successfully pinged"); } else { SUP_log("- ".$server." could not be pinged. Error message: “".$client->error->message."”"); } } } $post_title = ""; # Receives the title of the post from a filter below function SUP_post_title($title) { global $post_title; $post_title = $title; return $title; } # ----- # Log stuff $logfile = ABSPATH."wp-content/smart-update-pinger.log"; # for debugging function SUP_log($line) { global $logfile; $fh = @fopen($logfile, "a"); @fwrite($fh, strftime("%D %T")."\t$line\n"); @fclose($fh); } function SUP_get_last_log_entries($num) { global $logfile; $lines = @file($logfile); if($lines === false) return "Error reading log file (".$logfile."). This could mean that the wp-content directory is write-protected and no log data can be saved, that you have manually removed the log file, or that you have recently upgraded the plugin."; else { $lines = array_slice($lines, count($lines) - $num); $msg = ""; foreach($lines as $line) $msg .= trim($line)."
"; return $msg; } } # ----- # adds a filter to receive the title of the post before publishing add_filter("title_save_pre", "SUP_post_title"); # adds some hooks # shows the options in the administration panel add_action("admin_menu", "SUP_add_options_page"); # calls SUP_ping whenever a post is published add_action("publish_post", "SUP_ping_if_new"); # calls SUP_ping_draft when changing the status from private/draft to published # add_action("private_to_published', 'SUP_ping_draft'); # removes the "WordPress official" pinging hook remove_action("publish_post", "generic_ping"); # activates pinging if setting doesn't exist in database yet # (before the user has changed the settings the first time) if(get_option("SUP_ping") === false) { update_option("SUP_ping", 1); } ?> My LifeLock » Identity Theft Protection - Stop Identity Theft

How LifeLock Protects Your Identity

July 1st, 2007 | A Customer | Prevent ID Theft

LifeLock is the industry leader in the emerging field of preventing identity theft. Unlike credit monitoring services that can only alert you after the fact, LifeLock employs a proactive security system that actually prevents a would-be identity thief from establishing new credit accounts using your good name.

LifeLock accomplishes this by establishing 90-day fraud alerts with all the credit-reporting agencies on behalf of their new customers. LifeLock will continuously monitor and renew these alerts before they have a chance to expire. At the same time, LifeLock also requests credit reports be delivered to their members.

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Video Discussion on Preventing Identity Theft

July 1st, 2007 | A Customer | Prevent ID Theft

Experts discuss some of the easy steps you can take to avoid identity theft as well as pin # or account theft.

It boils down to:

  • Check your credit reports
  • Avoid giving out your social security number
  • Don’t provide personal information to solicitors
  • Avoid online identity theft by not giving out information online
  • Make sure someone isn’t looking over your shoulder

Following these steps can help you avoid becoming an identity theft victim.

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ID Theft - How Identity Theft Occurs

June 20th, 2007 | A Customer | Prevent ID Theft

Despite your best efforts to manage the flow of your personal information or to keep it to yourself, skilled identity thieves may use a variety of methods - low- and hi-tech - to gain access to your data. Here are some of the ways imposters can get your personal information and take over your identity.

How identity thieves get your personal information:

  • They steal wallets and purses containing your identification and credit and bank cards.
  • They steal your mail, including your bank and credit card statements, pre-approved credit offers, telephone calling cards and tax information.
  • They complete a “change of address form” to divert your mail to another location.
  • They rummage through your trash, or the trash of businesses, for personal data in a practice known as “dumpster diving.”
  • They fraudulently obtain your credit report by posing as a landlord, employer or someone else who may have a legitimate need for — and a legal right to — the information.
  • They get your business or personnel records at work.
  • They find personal information in your home.
  • They use personal information you share on the Internet.
  • They buy your personal information from “inside” sources. For example, an identity thief may pay a store employee for information about you that appears on an application for goods, services or credit.

How identity thieves use your personal information:

  • They call your credit card issuer and, pretending to be you, ask to change the mailing address on your credit card account. The imposter then runs up charges on your account. Because your bills are being sent to the new address, it may take some time before you realize there’s a problem.
  • They open a new credit card account, using your name, date of birth and SSN. When they use the credit card and don’t pay the bills, the delinquent account is reported on your credit report.
  • They establish phone or wireless service in your name.
  • They open a bank account in your name and write bad checks on that account.
  • They file for bankruptcy under your name to avoid paying debts they’ve incurred under your name, or to avoid eviction.
  • They counterfeit checks or debit cards, and drain your bank account.
  • They buy cars by taking out auto loans in your name.
Courtesy of the FTC.

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ID Theft Sometimes Comes From Those Closest To You

June 20th, 2007 | A Customer | Prevent ID Theft

Identity theft is more than an attack on an individual’s financial well-being. Often, it’s a crime of the heart as well.

“This crime hits millions of Americans every year and it’s not always a stranger doing the damage,” says Todd Davis, chief executive officer of LifeLock, an online proactive identity theft prevention service. “Often the person doing the most damage is the one closest to us … the one that knows the same details about your life.”

Many victims of identity theft don’t report the crime to police. In the Federal Trade Commission’s report on 2006 consumer fraud and identity theft complaints, of the more than 233,000 victims who responded to a question about whether they had contacted a police department, 62 percent said they did not. “There are a large number of people victimized that never file a police report for various reasons,” says Davis. “Our experience has been that many cases go unreported because the victims are unwilling to prosecute the perpetrators who are often loved ones.”

Despite popular belief, the majority of identity theft cases do not originate online. “Good old fashioned stealing - whether it’s taking a wallet, removing mail from your mailbox or going through your trash - remains the easiest, most used mode for stealing identifying information,” Davis says. “People who are close to you have the best opportunity to steal your information using those methods.”

Classic identity theft scenarios range from a vengeful ex girlfriend or boyfriend who intentionally harms their ex’s credit, to elderly parents who discover their son has been dealing with his debt by stealing their identity and good credit rating. And in the most unsettling cases, parents have been known to steal their child’s identity and ruin his or her credit before they even finish grade school.

The Identity Theft Center reports that victims of the crime often liken its emotional impact to violent crimes including rape, assault and repeated battery. Others blame the crime for break ups of marriages or relationships with significant others, and creating other stress in their family lives, the center reports on its Web site.

The emotional element of the crime is compounded when the perpetrator is someone the victim knows, trusts and even loves, Davis says. “Obviously, sorting out identity theft is complex on a number of levels, from financial to personal.”

Experts agree the best way to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft is to take decisive steps to protect your identifying information like shredding identifying paperwork, such as credit card statements or offers, before it goes in the trash; storing social security cards, birth certificates and passports in safety deposit boxes outside the house; and declining to share social security, account numbers and passwords with anyone who doesn”t absolutely need to have the information.

Davis’ company takes the proactive approach one step further and automates much of the protection process. LifeLock places and automatically renews fraud alerts with all three major credit bureaus. The alert ensures you will receive a phone call whenever someone - even you - tries to establish new credit using your identifying information, or attempts to change an address.

LifeLock gives members annual credit reports from all three major bureaus, as well as quarterly updates when their fraud alerts are reset. LifeLock also stops pre-approved credit offers and reduces the amount of junk mail members receive. Finally, the company guarantees its service. Says Davis: “If your personal information is ever used while you are our client, we will fix the problem, repair your credit and replace every dime you lost from the theft up to $1 million.”

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