Saturday, March 08, 2014

[Hacked... Fixed?]

Earlier this week, I had the unpleasant surprise of discovering that somehow, my blog had been hacked, and some sort of malware script had gotten embedded into the page. I'd changed my password last week upon being notified that someone in someplace like Ukraine had tried to hack my Google account, but apparently, I hadn't been quick enough. Now, I thought I'd fixed it midweek, but this morning, I said a few choice words when I got on to check the date on one of my posts and found that the problem was either back or had never left.

So, I upped my security, reset my template to barebones and recustomized it (unfortunately, it's not going to look the same--I can't remember what all the settings were). So far, so good, since that should've overwritten any weird customizations. I'm also going to get rid of any gadgets with customized HTML or CSS, at least for now, so some of the cool share tools are gone for the time being.

But please, if you stop by the page and it tells you that you need to update your Java, please LET ME KNOW! You shouldn't need Java to read my page. That's sign #1 that something's wrong. If you know me in person, please email me or call me. If not, if you're able, leave me a comment here, or go to my Brushstrokes page and leave me a comment there, and I'll try to fix it A.S.A.P.  Really, if anything seems suspicious, please let me know.

(As if it weren't bad enough to wake up to find out that I'm on my period for the second time in three weeks, which means I have to try to find a gynecologist, and they're notoriously difficult to get in to see if they're good. Sigh. Migraine, anyone?)

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