If you leave me a reply or include me in a conversation on Twitter, it’s unlikely you will receive a reply from me.
Do not take it personally. It’s not you, it’s me. I’m tired of the constant trolling and gaming of my Twitter interactions. I’m tired of expressing an unpopular opinion or refusing to go with the pack and being labeled a divider.
I’m tired of watching people act as apologists for people who do bad things. Really bad things. Criminally bad things. I am not speaking of interpersonal conflicts. I am talking about the exploitation of children. If that’s who people want to follow and defend, they have every right.
All of these things are perfectly acceptable behaviors online. But to me, they’re toxic, divisive, and an indication of a dying community.
Zach Green said the truth of his efforts would be revealed in the fruit borne of them. Division, dissent, and aggressive, ugly behavior is the fruit I see. But he was right. By their fruit you shall know them.
Enjoy. I have no interest in spending my time inhaling toxic interactivity. Life is too short.
Like I said, it’s me. Not you.
Just received from a friend:
There is an on going and highly distributed, global attack on WordPress installations at every known web host to crack open admin accounts and inject various malicious scripts.
In a detailed analysis of the attack pattern it was found out that most of the attack was originating from CMSs (mostly wordpress). Further analysis revealed that the “admin” accounts had been compromised (in one form or the other) and malicious scripts were uploaded into the directories.
Today, this attack is happening at a global level and wordpress instances across hosting providers are being targeted. Since the attack is highly distributed in nature (most of the IP’s used are spoofed), it is making it difficult for us to block all malicious data.
This is the reason why some servers have gone down in recent days.
To ensure that your websites are secure and safeguarded from this attack, we recommend the following steps:
I’ve heard about sites bending under the load, having admin panels disabled, and/or passwords cracked. Can’t recommend highly enough that anyone with a WordPress blog follow these instructions. At the very least, do a site backup, because I speak from experience when I say that failure to do that will cause you a lot of grief down the road.