[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;874843]Please understand this was a long term, well loved MB member that made a mistake. I don’t want that person to feel bad at all or think that others are assuming it was intentional. It’s a great reminder to check your links and files because the internet can be an interesting place. I just don’t want this to turn into an accusatory thing, it was a mistake, they were trying to post a picture of a flower.
No big deal I just DO NOT want that person to feel bad.[/QUOTE]
Wish, I’d like to think that the two posts you quoted were referring to the hacker who interfered with my original post.
Because, let’s face it, we all know it was my post.
It’s still a good cautionary example, though, and I’ll tell you all why:
As I told Ddoll when I was made aware of what had happened (and rest assured it was big news to me), I made that posting from my office. Our network here is firewalled, and I can’t even get to porn sites from here, much less pull content from them to post elsewhere. Not that I’m inclined to do that anyway, but that isn’t the point.
The point is that I was working from what I thought was a secure computer system, I used a graphic from a legitimate florist site that I had double-checked before using the graphic, and I previewed the post before putting it up. All pertinent precautions had been taken.
I still got hacked.
It never hurts to keep a weather eye out, because what happened to me could have happened to practically any of us.