I installed new security software on the blog a few weeks ago, and I must say that I am unsettled by what it’s telling me. A picture is worth, as they say …
These login attempts occur every few minutes, and just in the past 2 hours I’ve had 50 attempts from such diverse locations as:
Yesterday we had performance problems due to excessive resource use by another user on the shared server where this site is hosted. At the same time the site was being crawled simultaneously by Microsoft, Baidu, Yahoo and Ahref.com.
This morning the site is currently being crawled by Yahoo, Baidu, Microsoft, and Google. I have added some entries to robots.txt to reduce the impact of crawlers through the exclusion of duplicative entries.