Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy (HomeSmart)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Other folks are watching us some for good reasons, others perhaps not.

May 15, 2017 05:52 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Foreign investors?

May 15, 2017 05:14 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 We local realtors are being watched overseas often than we like to admit.

May 16, 2017 10:20 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

More than likely you're looking at bots not hackers

May 16, 2017 07:10 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I haven't had a problem and never open an attachment that looks suspicious or I am not expecting 

May 15, 2017 07:36 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I am very cautious about what I open, and malwarebytes seems to do a pretty good job! Wonder what the results for AR would look like!

May 15, 2017 07:23 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

We should all start creating false information and data. That will teach the hackers to look elsewhere.

May 15, 2017 07:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This would be a good blog topic for you.

 

May 15, 2017 06:16 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good to know.

May 15, 2017 06:13 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is interesting

May 15, 2017 06:10 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I don't open anything unless I know what it is....and I'm sure I've lost a few things from deleting...

May 16, 2017 10:19 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

You can block traffic from certain IP addresses if you like.  But if they're hackers, they'll just mask where the traffic originates.

May 16, 2017 09:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have a plugin that blocks those.  I get a report on the top 10 blocks. All from other countries. 

May 16, 2017 07:41 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Although those IPs could be masked...

May 16, 2017 06:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Dig a little deeper.

How long are they  stay and what did they look at?

Be aware China and Russia have their own Internet and search engines that send out bots to index (block) as they see fit.

Few real estate agents are important enough to have an actual hacker stop by. However, hacking the franchise and following the bread crumbs to affiliate agents would be of interest. That is where the bad stuff happens, at the weakest link with is rarely the personal PC.

Sometimes the weakest link it the one who clicks that attachment.

May 16, 2017 06:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting, thanks.

May 16, 2017 05:30 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've had those russian visitors for years... delete, delete, delete.

May 16, 2017 04:35 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Joseph.  I believe Les & Sarah Oswald nailed this one. That will teach them a thing or two

May 16, 2017 02:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will check.

May 16, 2017 02:58 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Joseph, I have quite a bit of traffic coming from Germany as I also have buyers from there. It's not always a bad thing when you see someone from some exotic place land on your web page!

May 15, 2017 05:08 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Don't open anything unless we're are absolutely 10% confident.  That's the rule around my office.

May 15, 2017 04:36 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That is a good point, so went to look at my analytics, and have Israel and United Kingdom, but 99% in USA.

May 19, 2017 09:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I see more foreign countries on mine also now.

 

May 17, 2017 07:30 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Good information. So I guess I need to also write posts in Russian, German and Chinese?

May 17, 2017 06:58 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Always good to check the backend. 

May 16, 2017 02:47 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Sooooo what's the question?

May 16, 2017 11:54 AM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

So far this year our non-bot, non-USA visitors have Canada leading with 0.55%.  Many of the Canadians find us when looking for Vancouver in their search term but don't catch that we are in Washington State, and not British Columbia.  

May 16, 2017 11:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If you use Wordpress I recommend:

IQBlockCountry (I have it set to block anything outside of the US and France (for aHrefs)).

WordFence Firewall.  Allows you to create filters to block those that get past the IQBlockCountry.  I check my logs frequently and I do get US based hack attempts, usually one or two a week.  They get automatically banned by the firewall and then I permanently ban them.

 

WordFence also released a new scanning site today, GravityScan.com, that will scan your site for free.  You need to register an account and verify you own the site (easy to do) to know the bad stuff it finds.

May 16, 2017 11:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joseph Domino That's why they call it the World Wide Web. Be careful and vigilant.

May 16, 2017 09:54 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The "funny" thing is that it can be made to appear coming from when it is not

May 16, 2017 07:00 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is interesting, i know my "form" to contact for more info gets loaded with spam requests at time. 

May 16, 2017 06:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Joseph,

We have had international traffic from the time we set up our website.  I don't think there is anything wrong with that, because people worldwide are interested in real estate.  We have hackers in the US also.  A

May 16, 2017 06:53 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Very cautious about what I open. If in doubt, delete it out!

May 16, 2017 05:40 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

thanks for the update

May 16, 2017 05:27 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

I hold caution and a healthy sense of cynicism pretty close.     

May 16, 2017 05:18 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

We back up all our data.

May 16, 2017 04:56 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'd suggest to make notes every month and see how those %s are changing. 

May 15, 2017 11:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joseph Domino - good to learn who our enemies are...lol!

May 15, 2017 10:25 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

<<< -- NOT surprised about Germany.

May 15, 2017 06:00 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

We do not open anything that I even think is questionable.

May 15, 2017 05:17 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

It is pretty scarey to think what someone on the other side of the world can do to us Joseph Domino.

May 15, 2017 04:44 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Yes I have also scanned that info & wondered about it. 

May 15, 2017 04:43 PM