Is Your Blog Getting Hijacked Thru YOUR Computer?

I’d hate to be the guy who stood in a crowded theatre (concert hall) and yelled

FIRE

so I’m sort of wondering if this advice is superfluous. But knowing computer security, it’s all possible. All of the shite that I write about is very real.

And right now we’re all smelling a lot of smoke.

Hijacking blogs is ONE practical use for malware.

Now, if there is a security weakness in Blogger that we don’t know about it, that’s up for Blogger Support to find and fix. And we have to pray that they do, and we have to feed them clues, when we have any, about what to look for. Which means, if we discover that our blog has been hijacked, we have to report the problem.

If there is a security weakness on our end, we need to know about that too. And fix the problem. Here are several possible problems.

  • Weak passwords, that are susceptible to password cracking, generally brute force activity. Strengthen your password!
  • Password logging malware. This is a very common problem in computers; it’s possible that there is malware out there that is targeting Bloggers.
  • Blogging on computers, or networks, that we can’t (shouldn’t) trust. Any time you enter your Blogger account, or password, using a public computer, location, and / or network, you are at risk. Think.

Communication with other Bloggers is the best way to stop the hijackings. If they are our fault. But knowing what the hell is going on is the first step.

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One Response to “Is Your Blog Getting Hijacked Thru YOUR Computer?”

  1. O.k.,o.k.! Says:

    Cool post 😉

    Let’s hope it stops a few (dozen? hundred?:-P) blogs getting stolen…

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