Apology for the Spam Posts

Please forgive me! I’m investigating what happened, and do not expect a repeat of the incident.

I’ve been using Twitter Tools, a WordPress plug-in from Alex King (a highly reputable person) for a month or so. I’ve had no trouble with it ’til now. It wasn’t configured to post my Twitter messages to my blog, or to post to Twitter when I made blog posts. Twitter Tools was supposed to display a sidebar widget of Tweets and post a do a daily summary of my Tweets. The daily summary wasn’t working, and I hadn’t gotten around to figuring out why, but otherwise, things were fine. Until 11:59 last night, anyway.

Since the spam didn’t hit my Twitter feed, I don’t think the problem is with Twitter. If the blog itself were compromised, why would the messages have been posted via Twitter Tools? So I think the security hole is in Twitter Tools or the way Twitter and WordPress work together.

In any case, passwords have been changed all around and the plug-in has been uninstalled. I’ll let Mr. King know about the problem immediately.

Thank you for your patience.

I especially appreciate the heads-up from the person who contacted me to let me know that there was a problem. Because of my health issues, I’m not online as much as I used to be, so I wasn’t able to rectify the problem right away.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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2 thoughts on “Apology for the Spam Posts

  1. Is all good – it was only a few posts 🙂

    Oooh! I just noticed your list of recent books. I’ve currently got The 7 habits of highly effective people and Getting Things Done out from the library, and I’ve owned The Great Book of Amber for years. Good stuff!

  2. Oh! I missed your birthday, loveliness! I hope it was as marvelous as you are! *HUGS*

    The Amber book seemed so HUGE, then it was all gone! And I want MORE! How dare Zelazny go and die without writing more? I mean, really! Sam has been after me for several years to read it, and now that I’m done he has to catch up 😉 He hasn’t really read the second – what, pentalogy? Just the first, and the gaming books.

    Quicksilver got to dragging so much that I haven’t picked it up in a while. It’s actually so heavy that reading it is physically difficult. I should update that list, as I’ve finished Dead Witch Walking and Kelly Armstrong’s Broken. Now I want all of Kim Harrison’s other books! And Kelley Armstrong is starting a new series. I made the mistake of reading the teaser chapter at the end of Broken. Stupid me!

    I’m having lots of trouble with schoolwork, but smaller books are more accessible than anything on a screen or non-fiction/school stuff in general. Well, except QuickSilver. Stitching isn’t really happening, though.

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