Hey readers –
I wanted to update you on the status of some malware attacks that many of you were kind enough to help identify yesterday. Thank you!
MT Temperance was able to shut down the onslaught last night.
Apparently, there’s someone out there who feels threatened enough by this blog to direct (or hire) a concerted attack. The attackers were not able to infect this site itself, nor pose a risk to readers, but did eventually break into the hosting site used by the blog so that google search results redirected people to a porn site.
Unless you clicked on the porn site, you need’t worry, but it wouldn’t hurt to update delete your cookies/web history so that you get here as intended.
If you accidentally did, you should run a virus scan and make sure all your software is up to date. If I’ve missed any thing important I encourage MT Temperance, who as many of you know has also kindly served as this blog’s moderator, to comment as well.
I’m certainly not going to let this kind of maliciousness shut down this blog.