September 14, 2007

The stolen $74 banana split

Banana split
A well stolen photo: Univ. of Texas

Just helping to cheer me up today, Google sent me an alert that showed some of my blogicito content was being used on another site. I set up some Google Alerts a long time ago when I was having so many problems with people stealing my articles. Why they steal them, I don't know. I don't write about IPhones or other hot topics. I wouldn't think that writing about Honduras would draw a lot of advertisement clickers, but who knows.

Anyway, I clicked on the link in the alert and what do I find? It's on a hardcore porn site!

But wait. It gets even worse.

Not only is it on a porn site, but just by clicking on the link SENT TO ME IN AN EMAIL FROM GOOGLE (who I have always trusted with my life), the site opened and attempted to download something to my computer. I clicked "cancel" in the pop up box and instead of closing, another box popped up saying "now downloading...." or something like that. I just started clicking "x's" and closing windows as fast as I could and honestly, I have no idea if something was downloaded or not.

Now I'm running Ad-Aware, Spy Bot, and AVG Antivirus. I could cut out letters from the newspaper and paste them into an article faster than I can type right now. I need a new computer. What should I get?

In case you are interested, my article was the one about Baskin Robbins called
The $74 banana split. I don't even want to think about the connection.
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