Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

27 Oct 2002, 20:24 p.m.

From Cam:Blogger Hacked! If you use Blogger, you need to…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

From Cam:

Blogger Hacked! If you use Blogger, you need to change your server password RIGHT NOW! Whoever has hacked into Blogger has changed most of Blogger account passwords, so you are unable to get into their database to change your data. If FTP passwords and server info are available to the hacker, then your site and web server are vulnerable. Change your FTP/server password now!

These Blogger-related weblog notes remind me of tiresome virus warnings. I find myself surprised that Blogger isn't a Microsoft product.