Malicious Intent

Many of you know that over the last few months I have been trying to improve my blog, bit by bit, in between my other activities, so I can earn a little money from it.

I was glad to see that yesterday was my biggest day ever with over 600 views. I was really psyched until I saw that there had been 606 malicious login attempts! Someone or something is trying to hack into my site! Crazy! I’m only earning pennies a day on it! Then I decided to see if Mooch’s site was okay. You may remember that Mooch is the formerly homeless young man who is my site admin and hosts this blog on his server. Well as of right now, ALL THE CONTENT FROM HIS BLOG IS GONE. Awful. I sent him an email to let him know.

I also changed my password. My password is loooong now. And even with a really long password, it is still considered to be only of “medium” strength. Security is becoming a big issue.

I suspect someone that knows what they are doing actually COULD make money off this site. There’s a lot of content. So maybe that’s why they want it. Or maybe they just like causing chaos.

I hope I can stay one step ahead of them, whoever they are.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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6 Responses to Malicious Intent

  1. Lucy says:

    HI, so sad & discouraging that there are many assholes out there, people that enjoy doing harm to others.; I have always wondered how some human beings can be so nasty & mean!
    Hang in there!

    Lucy.

  2. Ryu says:

    Could be. Could be something else.

    It’s amateurs. A brute force attack. 600 is a lot but won’t work against a truly long and random password.

    Save your site. Keep changing that password. If you can remember it, it’s not complex enough. Give it 2 weeks. If they can’t crack it by then, they will move on to an easier target.

  3. linda says:

    I am so enjoying your blog. Hackers make it miserable for everyone. They are bottom feeders. I hope you can endure my friend. Hugs, L.

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