Sunday, 4 March 2012

Hacker attack

Friday I experienced a hacker attack using something called Cross Site Scripting (XSS). It "stole" my visitors - visitors trying to view my blog ended up on a foreign page.

After a number of Google searches I learned that it was most likely one of the recent comments that carried the XSS. Since there weren't many comments on my latest post it was easy just to delete the suspected. It worked immediately!

So, I apologize for any inconvenience and hope this can be helpful to other bloggers being attacked this way.

Many bloggers use all sorts of protection against this like word verification. I don't like that idea. The comments are the reason why we have blogs.

With the Internet and with our blogs we now have the opportunity to communicate freely across time and space, with people all over the world. I consider that the greatest invention in my lifetime! Having a conversation with people at the other end of the world, who are sleeping when you're awake, on topics you both have in common in spite of different living conditions, is a great gift. When that possibility becomes available to the majority it's a miracle in my opinion. It changes our lives locally and globally.

Therefore I like to keep limitations low - after all this attack is like the sting of a bee. It hurts a bit but doesn't change the big picture.


  1. oh my gosh...i have missed much! new clothes and drama! I do love your new coat. It would brighten up winter that's for sure. And a question on the pink shoes, where do you get those? do you order on line or is that from a local store?

    1. How ironic, the shoes just arrived this very minute - and they're fabulous! I want spring weather now so I can wear them!

  2. The pink shoes are by my favorite brand Irregular Choice, in UK. This particular pair is from an online shop called Daddy Longlegs. Since I haven't received them yet I can't recommend this shop so far. However, I have ordered many shoes online from both the Irregular Choice Store (, and their outlet I believe there's and American store as well, but do have a look at their website.

    There's a reason why I keep buying these shoes - it's about the only brand that I fit! Luckily I love the design too, and they're generally very comfortable.

    Yes, the coat has been a great success. I have had so many positive comments from people everywhere - on buses and trains, in shops and at school.It's also ordered online from UK, this time Marks and Spencer, and very reasonably priced.

    It's not like I'm trying to push you into buying things - but I do love both my coat and all my shoes!