Episode 10: The Making of the Podcast… Podcast

 

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On Episode 10 of the One-Off Technology Podcast…

The Making of the Podcast… Podcast aka Look Ma, I’m on a Podcast.

In this episode we talk about how we lovingly bake each podcast in our EZ Bake oven.

Each episode is created by reaching a Skype call using Call Recorder for Skype and with the Blue Yeti Microphone.

Garageband

Then it is GarageBand‘ed together with our theme song and the intro, the outro, and our closing theme music. Then it is imported into Audacity where it is converted from Stereo to Mono.

Blue Yeti Microphone

Then it is uploaded to Amazon S3 cloud storage and the link is posted on the blog faithandtech.com using the WordPress plugin Bluburry PowerPress. Once it is published this updates our RSS feed. Eventually Apple iTunes and Google Play and Stitcher will figure out there is an update and will update the listings so you can see our podcast and listen to the latest or the oldest or whatever.

I use Canva to make the graphics for the site. Here is how we look in iTunes

The podcast on iTunes

And the Hack goes on…

Hacked AgainSo once again my site was hacked. I have verified it was definitely a SQL Inject hack. So I am rattling my brain on the best way to block it. Because of the caching product I use, my original country blocking plugin was only blocking access to the login page for WordPress. I wanted to block it more effectively so I have turned to using a separate country blocking plugin. The hack injected a new entry under “site url” under the wp-options table. So when the page loaded it loaded all of the JavaScript and loaded content from three different sites. So luckily after I compared a previous backup to a new backup and found that the only change I fixed the issue by updating the field in the database.  I have suspicions that they may some how be exploiting a flaw in my theme so it may be time to change themes so don’t be surprised to find a new theme here soon.

I looked through access logs trying to pin point where the hack originated. My eyes are glazing over as I look at all of the different IP addresses that hit my site on a daily basis and my site doesn’t even have that much traffic. Thankfully nothing lost and the fix was easy. But I have had to add additional things to try and harden my site.