Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spammers, Hackers and Thieves ... Oh My

What perverse pleasure do some people get out of hacking into a stranger's Internet account and wrecking havoc?? I guess some people just don't have enough to do, or else they are just sick, cynical bastards.

Case in point, I have been an obsessive blogger for over 2 years now and I love reading comment that others leave me. But in recent months I've had to install the "comment moderation" feature in order to screen comments from spammers and hackers. I hated having to do this because I find it aggravating when comments are moderated on other blogs I visit - now I know why other blogs use it!

There are 2 main themes for these spammers and hackers - porn or pharmaceuticals. No, I don't care if your girlfriend of 2 years cheated on you and you're getting your revenge by posting her nude photos. No, I don't want to buy your cheap, generic Cialias or Viagra. No, I don't want to open your YouTube link because I've learned the hard way this is how you spread your infection. And no, I don't understand your foreign language, so if it's not in English, I'm not even going to think about opening you or clicking on you.

Now this disease has spread to social networks and it is driving me crazy. I'm a huge Facebook user, but it seems like every day I'm getting messages from my "friends" that turn out to be spammers or hackers waiting to infection my computer or steal my private information. It's sickening and I'm getting very fed up!

People - get a life! And leave other people's lives alone!!

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