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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Russian Hackers

This blog was set to Private for 24 hours on 23 to 24 July 2016.

Russian hackers mounted an attack on this blog. Hackers target personal blogs for several reasons:

- personal blogs are poorly protected
- load malware to attack readers
- launch attacks from a compromised blog

The Russian attack was unrelenting for 3 days. It was probably a hacker bot designed to cycle through all possible permutations of passwords. Happily, as the attacks had not ceased by the time I took further security precautions, this blog has not yet been compromised.

In any case, if readers note that this blog redirects you to pornography or other advertisements, please drop me a note to let me know. There should be ZERO advertisements on this blog and NONE of the blogposts are paid advertisements of any sort.

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