Why I Hate Hackers Right Now

I’ve noticed in my stats over the last couple of days that I’ve been getting some hits off some genuinely vile googlings, things I’m not going to reproduce here. The hits have been on pages that contain no such content, and no content that could even be mistaken for the string searched for. I just examined the source code for one of my pages, trying to figure out what was going on, and discovered that someone had managed to embed a bit of code in my site’s footer, code which resolved into a bunch of links to some really Vile Shit.

The good news is that the code for some reason made the links and their associated text invisible, so they didn’t actually appear on any of my pages; the bad news is, of course, that someone was able to do this at all. So I guess it’s time for me to upgrade my WP install again — and to send out the message here: if you’re getting hits off inexplicable search strings, check your source code…

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