Thursday, July 21, 2005

Back Up

Just learnt that the blog of famous Singaporean blogger Xiaxue has been defaced/hacked. Somebody deleted all her entries (2 years worth of posts). The story doesn't end there, someone got into her e-mail account, most probably the same people and deleted about 3000 e-mails.

I keep telling other people the mantra of safe computing "Back up, backup and back up again". However, as they say, we are usually good at preaching and not practising. To tell the truth, I never back up my entries, only my template codes. If someone hacks into my account and deletes my blog, I would have to start all over again but without my old entries.

Now that's really scary. More than 2 years of thoughts, dreams, rants and effort down the drain.

My office internet connection has been really bad the past few day and my pointed out found out that half the "A Day at Putrajaya" post had disappeared. Had to retype the post again yesterday. Is that a sign?

Unlike other people I usually don't use the cut-and-paste method. Maybe I have to start doing that - writing in Word, copy and then paste on blogger. At least I'll have a record of my old posts.

6 comments:

Golf Addix said...

Adam ! care to join Golf Addix as contirbutors. I would love to have pics of your yr office 9 holes. Anyway me off to kl on sunday and will be playing at nilai spring with some old frens.

Lrong said...

Yeah man, scary to think of it... I write mine in Word and save them first...

Liz said...

OMIGAWD.Reminded me of my dizzylizzy site.*sniffles*Anyway, I am a on-off reader of Xiaxue, and upon hearing this tragic news, I am pissed off!Macam takder keje lain lak.Or maybe that is their job..to ruin other people's right to rant online.

Uh, I've been doing the blog-in-Word-then-save-then-paste thing eversince the dizzylizzy massacre.Paranoid?You betcha.

nin said...

What has happened with Xiaxue is very sad..... and thanks for the advice.....
usually i save them in a wordpad.......

Adam said...

Golfadix: I am not much of a golfer. Most of my golfing is limited to the driving range. Hardy would be a better choice. However, I would gladly post some pics of the golf courses in Sintok, Bukit Kayu Hitam and Jitra (and maybe Alor Star).

narrowband said...

that's really scary.

my friend alerted me about it and we were like 'whoa'!

goes to show how vulnerable things can get in the cyberspace.

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