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(Jacksonville.com)   Intended effect: "Humor" Actual effect: Whoever hacked this terrifying blogger (if anyone) is 100% sleeping with the lights on, tonight and every night hereafter   (jacksonville.com) divider line 65
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2013-02-03 08:51:29 AM  
I noticed this last week when I accessed my email a bunch of different pop-ups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a "pop-up," I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose.

So he got malware looking at gay transexual albino midget porn. Happens to all of us.
 
2013-02-03 08:53:11 AM  
FTFA: "I would defriend him with all of the sarcastic bitterness I could muster on that hot dog"

Is the Bitterness Dog a Coney Island thing?
 
2013-02-03 08:59:56 AM  
Well, perhaps if your blog wasn't so sucky, these things wouldn't happen.
 
2013-02-03 09:01:12 AM  
Well now we know what article has been printed out and hung on the wall of Jacksonville.com's IT department for their pointing and laughing pleasure.
 
2013-02-03 09:36:35 AM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-03 09:41:41 AM  
Internet toughguy that has no idea how computers work.  Nice.
 
2013-02-03 10:05:20 AM  
Another example of how being religious and being smart are mutually exclusive.
 
2013-02-03 10:06:55 AM  

Demetrius: Internet toughguy that has no idea how computers work.  Nice.


i.imgur.com
He's your huckleberry.
 
2013-02-03 10:16:32 AM  
After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop.I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week.

No sir, you were Pwned for 3 days by a prankster who probably put zero to little effort into getting you to open up an email attachment.
 
2013-02-03 10:33:47 AM  
Subby is scared by that?
 
2013-02-03 10:59:26 AM  
FTFA: At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer.

Porno much, O Self-Righteous One?

FTFA: somebody hacked my computer email account this past week.

$500 it was an AOL/Yahoo/Hotmail account.
 
2013-02-03 10:59:37 AM  
i.imgur.com
"It took me three days to change my email password.
The internet fears me."
 
2013-02-03 11:06:39 AM  
Godspenman?

/oh, brother
//Godspenis
 
2013-02-03 11:13:51 AM  
I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer.

At least he acknowledges that's not the right word for... whatever it is he was talking about.
 
2013-02-03 11:15:40 AM  
This is the type of man who triple-clicks on hyperlinks. Just to be sure.
 
2013-02-03 11:28:55 AM  
A while back my parents had their Yahoo email hacked.  Apart from sending out a plea for money to everyone in the contacts and then deleting them all, the hacker had cutely added a forwarder to another email account.

So after repairing the login and recovering the contacts, I took action.  I made an enquiry email, but also played stupid and said that I was having trouble emailing.  Dumbass then gives me another email address, one that is clearly more primary.  Gotcha.  I add the guy to every shiatty mailing list I can think of, direct marketing, stormfront, you name it.  And then, to top it off, I send an email flood to that address.  Guy has been getting hundreds of messages a minute for weeks now.

See Mr. high-and-mighty?  THAT'S how you deal with an email hack.
 
2013-02-03 11:33:29 AM  
My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in God's competent hands.

img547.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-03 11:35:11 AM  
Poe's Law in full effect
 
2013-02-03 11:41:07 AM  
Robert Goulet has really lost it in his twilight years.
 
2013-02-03 11:44:21 AM  
Facebook "friend" my ass, this guy was visiting porn sites.
 
2013-02-03 11:44:42 AM  
Instead of murder, he could try booting in safemode and using freely available software to get rid of the malware. Or murder is good too. I'm sure some person in China, Ukraine or wherever is shaking with fear right now.
 
2013-02-03 11:45:02 AM  

doyner


Robert Goulet has really lost it in his twilight years.


notsureifserious.jpg


He died in 2007.
 
2013-02-03 11:47:01 AM  
Irresponsible browsing is the villain you seek, o writer.
 
2013-02-03 11:56:44 AM  
PROTIP: When Google says "this site may harm your computer", take the advice.
 
2013-02-03 11:58:34 AM  
"somebody hacked my computer email account "

Old man typing detected.
 
2013-02-03 12:03:29 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: doyner

Robert Goulet has really lost it in his twilight years.


notsureifserious.jpg


He died in 2007.


i.imgur.com
I LOL'd
 
2013-02-03 12:07:04 PM  
I'll bet he's still using Microsoft ME and Netscape.
 
2013-02-03 12:13:06 PM  
t-lay.com
 
2013-02-03 12:16:45 PM  

unyon: A while back my parents had their Yahoo email hacked. Apart from sending out a plea for money to everyone in the contacts and then deleting them all, the hacker had cutely added a forwarder to another email account.

So after repairing the login and recovering the contacts, I took action. I made an enquiry email, but also played stupid and said that I was having trouble emailing. Dumbass then gives me another email address, one that is clearly more primary. Gotcha. I add the guy to every shiatty mailing list I can think of, direct marketing, stormfront, you name it. And then, to top it off, I send an email flood to that address. Guy has been getting hundreds of messages a minute for weeks now.

See Mr. high-and-mighty? THAT'S how you deal with an email hack.


Unless this other email was another hacked account. In which case you're responsible for putting another innocent person through some hell.
 
2013-02-03 12:16:50 PM  
He had a book deal about his daily musings all lined up, until that damned Bombeck woman came out with her septic tank book.

Computer email.  Better than regular email.
 
2013-02-03 12:17:36 PM  

Tyrosine: I'll bet he's still using Microsoft ME and Netscape.


That would certainly keep him safe.  Hardly any site on the internet will open in Netscape anymore.
 
2013-02-03 12:17:50 PM  
"If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this "

Wait... how can you not take something sitting down without standing?  I'm confused!
 
2013-02-03 12:19:52 PM  
Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?

Probably.
 
2013-02-03 12:43:14 PM  

itsdan: Unless this other email was another hacked account. In which case you're responsible for putting another innocent person through some hell.


Possibly, and that did occur to me.  But the clue to me was that my parent's account had been hacked but the password was unchanged- Meaning that it was brute forced from the hash (consistent with Yahoo's information spillage event last year).  If the hacker was using another account redirect, it would have likely been another Yahoo account (or large mail provider that's a target of these sorts of attacks).  It wasn't.  It was a smaller mail host in a geographical location fairly well known for being the source of attacks.  It may not have been the guys primary, but it certainly smelled like an alias that might dump directly into his mail client, which is what I was shooting for.

So might I have put someone else through hell?  Possibly.  But I look at it this way- either the owner of that email address was the hacker, or else was part of the problem anyways.   If nothing else, my flood served as the canary in the coal mine that let them know that they too were compromised.
 
2013-02-03 12:45:17 PM  
The hacker done goofed. Godspenis encrypted the popups, and consequences will never be the same.
 
2013-02-03 12:45:17 PM  

Duke Skymocker: Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?



Those ARE the bible reading.
 
2013-02-03 12:58:22 PM  

Duke Skymocker: Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?

Probably.

 
2013-02-03 01:22:51 PM  
What the fark did I just read?
 
2013-02-03 01:30:00 PM  

China White Tea: What the fark did I just read?


I think it was a guacamole recipe.
 
2013-02-03 02:12:42 PM  
Old people with technology are so cute.  It'll be ok grandpa, just grab a cup of Sanka and go watch The Jeopardy.
 
2013-02-03 02:21:41 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Duke Skymocker: Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?

Those ARE the bible reading.


Because Jesus wanted to murder all those horrible Jews and pagans who- oh, wait... no he didn't.  Sometimes I wonder how most 'Christians' can claim to be Christian with a straight face.
 
2013-02-03 02:51:07 PM  
Bookmark.  Coming back when I can't sleep to read
 
2013-02-03 02:51:29 PM  

darthdrafter: Ed Finnerty: Duke Skymocker: Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?

Those ARE the bible reading.

Because Jesus wanted to murder all those horrible Jews and pagans who- oh, wait... no he didn't.  Sometimes I wonder how most 'Christians' can claim to be Christian with a straight face.



Right.

Ed never specified Jesus, he said The Bible. Read Deuteronomy and come back.
 
2013-02-03 02:53:17 PM  
After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop. I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week.With a steaming cup of coffee and my open Bible, I read some comforting words. "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world" (1John4:4 KJV). My relationship is of such a nature with God that nobody can hack into that relationship. I rest completely in God's competent hands.

If he existed, he would smite you for being such a farking retard.
 
2013-02-03 03:04:50 PM  
I feel kind of bad for him, actually. He's clearly very frustrated about what happened but has absolutely no idea what, if anything, he can do about it. Hence the weird lashing out in every random direction.
 
2013-02-03 03:06:56 PM  
Well, the bright side is he managed to turn it into an anti-government screed.
 
2013-02-03 03:31:15 PM  

Killroy69:  ...

Ed never specified Jesus, he said The Bible. Read Deuteronomy and come back.


But he didn't quote the Old Testament.  He went for  1 John 4:4 from the New Testament.  Granted the Father was all into punishing the unbelievers with hellfire and damnation but the Son was a peace loving hippy.

/The Father was truly old school.  Talk shiat about Him back in the day and you got smote, your city put to the sword and all your comley maidens became concubines for His people.
 
2013-02-03 05:01:24 PM  
That was weird.

With that said, the level of blue-on-blue computer crime in our country is quickly rendering us more reminiscent of Stazi-era East Germany than a free democratic society whose technology is developed by people who believe in civil liberties.

/the easiest way to spot the fed these days is to look for the staff badges
 
2013-02-03 05:11:53 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: doyner

Robert Goulet has really lost it in his twilight years.

notsureifserious.jpg

He died in 2007.


Hey, it took him three days to fix the popup issue, 5+ years to post a sh*tty opinion blog seems pretty reasonable in hindsight.
=Smidge=
 
2013-02-03 05:42:06 PM  
Of course, the joke's on our little god-botherer--more likely than not, unless he's done a full-on fdisk/format/reinstall his computer is now a zombie-box spewing spam and (YOUR PREFERRED NAME FOR THE ABRAHAMIC DEITY HERE)-only-knows what else all over the Internet.  (And it doesn't just have to be spam either; extra hilarity would ensue if, say, it was found his box had been zombied for use in a fast-flux network and was actively being used by some Ukranian or Russian-mob related spam gang for hosting such wholesome material as bogus pharmaceutical websites or kiddie-porn.  And yes, sadly, computers being zombied for hosting spamvertised sites and/or their DNS servers are becoming just as common as computers being zombied for sending out the spam in the first place.)

Something tells me our little god-botherer doesn't exactly know how to do a full fdisk/format/reinstall, seeing as he doesn't seem to know Rule One about basic Internet Hygiene in the age of Ex-USSR-Country Botnets.

For that matter...if I were him, I'd be changing passwords and sending notices to EVERY business and financial institution I did business with on that box that it's likely the account has been compromised, and even after THAT I'd still be watching the bank/investment/church finance accounts and credit reports very carefully for a good damn long time afterwards...because if he's getting that many popups, he's probably got some other and subtler nasties like rootkits that are probably sending all his personal info to Sergei Skeevovich in St. Petersburg.

(And yes, I know the column was meant in the general nature of humor, but I've also dealt with malware-infested boxes to know that popups are probably the least of his problems if it's THAT damn infested with malware.)
 
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