Blogging Issues

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine was yacking away about how anyone could allow themselves to be hacked. Of course he was talking about Hillary. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that almost anyone can get hacked. Bill Gates is probably not hackable. The CEO for Symantec and McAfee are probably not hackable. Everyone else, though, um… yes.

This brings me to my blog. I haven’t been blogging much lately. I have tried to stay away from politics. There is more emotion and less thoughtfulness than there needs to be. The other day, however, I decided that I had something to say. I went to my website and this huge (HUGE) “Forbidden 404” exploded across it. What the hell? To make a long story short, someone was killing my blog. They were hitting it thousands of times per day; each time, for a few seconds. It was a denial of service attack. The hosting company claimed that I had been using too many resources and shut me down. For just $250/month, I could upgrade my account and …. Pfft!!! I blew them a raspberry. 

I have a new host!!! I have upgraded security. I had the most security possible before, but I didn’t have my own server. Unless you have a team of IT gurus monitoring your blog 24/7, you can get hacked. Anyway, my blog is back up and running. 

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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