Monday, January 18, 2010

This Blog Is Rated G

It certainly comes as no surprise to me that there are people out there who uses the Internet for evil. If you have never personally experienced this "side" of the online world, then consider yourself blessed.  But do not be deceived.  There is a dark side to the Internet, and unfortunately but thankfully, I probably don't know the half of it. 

There was a time I wanted to have absolutely nothing to do with the Internet.  I didn't want it in my home.  Period.  But because of my work, and our bad habit of liking to eat and pay bills, I was forced to keep it.  I slowly came to realize there is alot of good out there combatting the evil, and ultimately it is up to the user to decide whether or not they want to be in the light or in the dark. 

I want my blog to be a safe place for you to come and enjoy.  I want you to know that you (and even your children) could sit down and read my posts.  Gogurt does come here often to read what I have written! 

I also want you to know there are people out there, strangers even, that try to hijack this innocence, and my blog was attacked by one of those such people.  

I do not know the person and do not believe they know me or my family.  I believe it was just a random event. 

I do not want to blow this out of proportion; some of you may have no idea what I'm even talking about, but I did want to address it. 

Thanks, and I hope you are having a blessed day...

1 comment:

Kim said...

Yeah, it's always scary to find out about phishing scams, etc. I was a member of a blog ring/network and some Japanese p*rn site happened to phish the homepage when one of my posts was featured.

I have some security features in place which alerted me and I contacted the blog network, which didn't think it was a big deal. Needless to say, I had them delete my account and all information. They seemed to have become a target, and I didn't want to have any part of their unconcerned attitude.

You've probably already done your research, but there are a couple of good (and free) security features you can use to help protect your blog. At the very minimum, I'd recommend Google Alert.