Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hacked (what a great word)
So, yesterday was fun (sarcasm). I tried to pull up my blog only to find it had been hacked. Now I know why the word sounds so ugly...being hacked is an ugly thing.
But, I did learn a few things along the way.
One: There is a way to insert a meta-tag on your home page to track your blog's health. I tried this multiple times and failed.
Two: There is a section called 'spam' that has hundreds of comments that were not published. Some of those were legit, so if you've left a comment on here and it hasn't show up, I really apologize. It would take too long to sort through all of the old ones and mark them 'not spam' so they would show up, and I'm sure most people have long forgotten them anyway. Now I know though, about that section, and I will be checking it regularly to make sure your comments do show up because I appreciate you taking the time to post them.
Some were spam, boy were they.
And a couple were not nice...those can just stay in the spam. ;)
Three: I really like Blogger. It's free, simple to use, effective, and I like the layout, but if you're trying to reach a person to help you, or an e-mail addy for contact purposes, hahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahhaha. Okay, that's all I have to say about that one.
Final Thoughts and Questions:
All's well that ends well, but I'm not sure about what to do to prevent it from happening again.
I know a lot of you don't like word capture, so that's out, but what about the check-box verification...does that help? And is that option even available on Blogger?
How about backing your blog up? I've done it once...a few weeks ago, but I don't do it regularly. If you blog, do you back yours up regularly? If so, do you back it up on your computer, Cloud, or an external device?
Last...if you have any other tips, advice, or thoughts, I'd appreciate hearing them. I'm not at all tech savvy though...so if it's a difficult process to fix something, and it's worth it, I try my best, but I'd rather have simple (and protected).