Originally posted by Brenda Coulter at No rules. Just write.
Sometimes the internet is just not a very nice place. Last week, for instance, an individual who's been stealing my blog posts for months and presenting them (without attribution) as if they were written for his site came over here and left a comment in an attempt to pass off his theft as a compliment to my "art." And now, my website has been hacked.
Don't worry, I fixed it. (If tech stuff scares you, close your eyes for this part.) Somebody had dropped an iframe tag into my code that pointed to a nice little (this is sarcasm, folks) Trojan horse program. I have reason to believe it was not my admin password that was compromised, but the security of my web host's server--which means I can't prevent this from happening again. Yes, I plan to change hosts, but at the moment I don't even want to think about uploading and testing my 30-page website.
Frustrating? You bet. Especially when I'm still struggling with a terrible bout of bronchitis that isn't responding to treatment.
Outside my office window, the sky has grown dark and rain is hammering the patio. Thunder is crashing and my lights are flickering. After losing my internet connection three times, I have switched over to dial-up just long enough to publish this post.
And then I am going back to bed.
A byline been added to this post to foil a site which has been stealing my daily writings and passing them off as its own.
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