My old blog was hacked earlier this week.

Somehow someone

gained access to the administrative area and media.

Needless to say I am more than a little disturbed by this.

Anyway, here is my new offering…

I hope you will come around and read me once again!

Love,

Holly

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75 thoughts on “Dear Word Press Friends

  1. Do you think it was a targeted “hack” or just random? I would highly recommend that you turn on two-factor authentication to lessen the risk of it happening again. You can set it to remember common devices (laptop, mobile) so you’ll only need to enter in a 2FA code once, but logins from unknown devices will prompt for a code. I use LastPass Authenticator, however Google, Microsoft, and other companies all offer similar code generators.

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    1. Irene, I downloaded everything prior to closing. I suggest everyone make sure they log out of their blog each and every time. WP has not been of any assistance. Thank you xx

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  2. Oh wow, Holly….who does this sort of thing? I’m just shaking my head on this. Well, I’m glad you managed to salvage any unsaved work and close the other out successfully. I think there is some sort of program that you can download to check the web to see if anybody is actually trying to pass off your work as theirs. I can’t think of the name of it right now, but I’m sure someone will come up with it if you don’t already know. Best of luck, as always, I look forward to your phenomenal writing!

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  3. I’m so gutted this happened to you, Holly. I’m glad your stuff was saved, but how devastating that it occurred in the first place. Do you have any clue as to how the breach came about?
    It’s so good to have you back, though, it really is πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Stephen. It was devastating to find that some one was able to breach my administrative area. I don’t know how it happened, WP had no recourse for me other than to suggest one sign out when they are not using their blog. Obviously I am not that easy to get rid of…:) xx

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      1. I can only imagine how awful it must have been, and that WP were less than helpful can’t have done much to lift your mood.
        But I’m so pleased it hasn’t dampened your spirit! That you’re back up and running so soon is wonderful πŸ™‚ xx

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          1. I received your comment so you must be at my URL At the bottom of the page above the gallery of the following House of Heart click. I will send the URL again when I get to my PC. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your efforts. setting up a new blog is not as easy as it used to be. :).

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