blogger’s been hacked

if you’ve noticed blogger being down, the reason would be, it’s been hacked. i got an email for someone googling for ‘blogger security’, who reports:

when I placed the request to have the password sent, I received a message telling me the password would be mailed to someone else:
“hax0redbyme!”

*sigh* that is so mean. i mean really. blogger? i could see hacking, say, well, something less nice. but blogger? again?

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important update, from Lisa: They say the database was compromised so anyone using blogger needs to change their ftp password to their webserver – again.

that would be urgent — until FTP passwords are changed, theoretically the hacker could be all up in your server, doing hacky things. bad news. (only applies if you use blogger and publish to your own webspace, not blogspot)

15 thoughts on “blogger’s been hacked

  1. Ew. Yes, blogger’s a good starter service, but I can’t imagine using other than MT now that I am. I really feel like it’s a set of training wheels, you know? You grow up, you leave blogger behind.

  2. sucks major ass, doesn’t it? and all those people without their blogs.

    i can feel it. there’s like, a disturbance in the force.

  3. I hope whoever hacked Blogger gets caught and punished.

    Blogger is very limiting, but it is free and allows anyone to get involved in blogging, so I can’t complain about it too much. I do think this would be a good time for anyone even halfway serious about their blog to look at MT. It makes all the difference in the world.

  4. and me, with all this server space here!

    but yeah, blogger is the first step for folks who are just thinking about blogging, and without it, the blogging community wouldn’t be what it is — being able to test-drive the medium for free via blogspot, is one of the coolest things about blogland.

    and it’s sad that it’s a target.

  5. I love my MT…When I started thinking about not doing everything by hand (within the past year, I’ve been online for about 5 &1/2), I briefly thought about going to Blogger, but I didn’t like the idea of not having the CMS on my computer or server. That’s one of the main reasons I chose MT over Blogger – no 3rd party up in my business. I agree that it’s great for people starting out, but it really sucks that it makes everyone who uses it vulnerable in situations like this.

  6. and, apparently it’s back up again. thankfully, all surreally’s FTP passwords have changed, so my blogger account (yes, i still have one) can’t hurt me.

  7. Thanks for all the info – and I love the SpongeBob motif…it’s perfect. How would you suggest getting started with MT for an old-schoool Blogger user? Where to go first?

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