This site has been somewhat dormant for quite a while?
It's not that I had forgotten it – I have just been busy elsewhere. Also my Linux has been running very smoothly so I have had no problems to resolve.
The intention of this site was to act as a notebook for myself, to which I could refer if I ran into similar problems again, and in fact I frequently do refer to it. However, others find my little hints and tricks helpful so at least the site is doing its job properly!
While traffic to here is low but constant, I would consider it a bit of a backwater on the Internet. So why are hackers so interested in it? In the last 48 hours, there have been 2,770 attempts to hack the Admin password, and they're still coming. As each of those 2,770 attempts have instantly been locked out of the site, I shudder to think how many further attempts would have been made if they had been allowed unlimited access to the login page?
It just demonstrates how important security is. Even a very small site like this is prone to attack, and without security, it could be now hosting a dodgy pharmaceuticals site, dishing out porn or just acting as a slave to attack other sites.
Popularity isn't all it's made out to be!