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Recently I have been doing a LOT of research into various wordpress themes and plugins and as you may expect the code varies from the excellent to the dire, but in most cases each achieves what it is supposed to.
That said however I have been seeing an increasing number of dodgy/spammy plugins which would probably cause more harm than good to the blogs of people who blindly install them.
These plugins or themes generally suggest they are doing one thing, but are actually doing another, such as building networks of spam links or sending valuable infomration to third parties... not good!
Though I could name and shame these dodgy items here I don't really wish to suffer the wrath of the scum of the internet, so all I'll offer is a plain and simple warning:
BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE PLUGINS YOU INSTALL AND THE THEMES YOU USE
Check them out, make sure they're fit for purpose, if you don't have enough knowledge yourself to understand what the plugin is doing ask someone who does.
Let's face it, at the worst you could expose yourself to having all important server details sent to a third-party and at the least you may end up with a blog covered in spam content getting you blocked by the major search engines.
A very simple example of a check anyone can perform is to look through the plugin/theme code and look for url's or email addresses that are not anything to do with you or the plugin/theme.
This simple check alone can help protect you against unwanted and potentially harmful disguised code.
As usal with CentOS I can up against a fewÂ problems installing tor from source on CentOS 5 this is basically a list of those issues with steps to overcome.
First of all after downloading tor-0.1.2.16 extracting the tarball and typing ./configure I got a message saying no linkable libevent was found.
I tried installing this via yum but without much luck so decided to install it from source too - however this was more difficult than it seemed as the current version isÂ libevent-1.3dÂ but tor-0.1.2.16 requires a feature of libevent that only exists in version 1.3a so after going back and installing all previous versions until I found the one that worked.
After that I was able to configure, make and make install tor without any trouble