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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