Some Dude (Actually) Tried to Hack Into My Website

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I got an email at 3:28 AM regarding an individual that tried to log in to my administrative account to access my (this) website. According to an IP address search, this person is located somewhere in Ukraine. The attempted logins failed and the user was locked out from further attempts to log in (albeit only for 10 minutes), so chalk up a victory (hopefully a permanent victory) for security!

I don’t really know how I should be feeling about this though. My thoughts on this are gravitating around two distinct and opposite possibilities:

Option A
Someone thought enough of my website that they felt hacking into it would be worth it.

…or…

Option B
If this person hacked my website and posted some pro- or anti-Ukraine messages on it for the entire world to see, only 2 people, maybe (that wouldn’t even necessarily include me) would ever see it.

As a precaution, I think it might be time to change those passwords.

I won’t make a dime for this plug, but I highly recommend LastPass. It’s inexpensive, and it works.

DISCLOSURE: This post is not sponsored and I have no material relationship to any brand mentioned in this post.

Happy New Year

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I’ll spare the universe what would certainly be a seemingly endless rant and let you get back to your partying shortly.

I would like to wish the interwebs, and everyone out there, a ridiculously hap-hap-happenin’ happy new year.

And before I forget, I should mention that this happened at Disneyland on December 19, 2014 at approximately 2:20 PM…

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And if you’re really curious why it wasn’t announced until now, I only have one answer for you:

In today’s world, where everyone lives online, we simply wanted to enjoy it a little bit. You know, the ol’ fashioned way. Congratulations and celebrations via text message.

Cheers! Howdy 2015!

–HBL

Happy Thanksgiving

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I had a different post ready to put up on the interwebs today. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I didn’t need anything more complicated than a simple message. On this day, a day dedicated to the giving of thanks, I would like to wish all those I’ve ever known, past or present, family and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

–HBL