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Diary of a Content Black Woman

24 Januar, 2010 (16:17) | Computer | By: pooq

The author has just a quick post this time which contains a warning: „BEWARE OF HACKERS!“ The screaming letters indicate that something really bad is threatening us. And everyone could simply be the next. So as I remembered a hacker was not someone principly bad but just someone who has obtained some amazing technically (especially programming) skills. I first do what every dummy will do: looked it up on Wikipedia. And it says:

„Hacker (computing), a contentious term used for several types of person:
– Hacker (computer security) or cracker, who accesses a computer system by circumventing its security system
– Hacker (programmer subculture), who shares an anti-authoritarian approach to software development now associated with the free software movement
– Hacker (hobbyist), who makes innovative customizations or combinations of retail electronic and computer equipment“

So I was partly right at least and obviously the threatening species is the hacker of type I. And I have an idea what might have happened as in my browser half of the embedded Youtube videos in that blog got out of shape – that could be a severe indication of a hacker’s work. Or maybe it is just that the author or any Type II Hacker (presumable one who worked at Youtube, Blogger (I think it has to be them, cause I don’t like their software compared to WordPress) or Mozilla (might have failed to program my browser properly)). But maybe I am getting lost in my imagination and start creating a case that might be too far-fetched. So let’s get back to the facts and the blog post.

What really happened is that „someone having hacked into my email and sent something pretending it was from me!“. That is certainly Type I. Not nice. But the author has radical counter measures: „Do not open anything from ContentBlackWoman!“ (never again?). But that’s too late for me – I already opened that blog post. Damn! Seems like I fell for something similiar as those papers that pupils like to hand to other people: „Only stupid people read this letter“. Haha. Now it probably is: „If you can read this you are infected.“

Only joking of course. If I really thought I got infected by visiting that website I would not make fun about it, would I?