Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hacked

While I was recovering from having a broken tooth (with an exposed nerve and a long and healthy root) pulled with not much more than fancy pliers (hold that image) some cocksucker was hacking my email. I spent all day yesterday staring at my computer trying to figure out why I couldn't get into my email.  Google had shut me down due to "suspicious activity" on my account. I had no idea what that meant and Phillip was busy so I could only stare at my computer and wonder as I held my throbbing jaw in my hand. I'm apparently the only person with a computer and a twitter account who doesn't have a smart phone and can't receive a text message.

When Phillip checked in we discovered I'd been attacked in a Brute Force Hack by some fucker with an IP in Saudi Arabia. They took all my email. Emptied me out. Took everything. Thank god I don't bank on line. But I do shop on line. What amazes me is that all the security in the world won't stop a Brute Force Hack.

To those of you who were on the receiving end of the email that went out with my name as the sender, I'm terribly sorry.  I was lying in bed suffering from a very difficult tooth extraction and a series of migraines. I still am. Every key stroke hurts.  The light of the screen hurts. I hadn't even looked at my computer in three days.

I'm one of those people who's allergic to narcotics, so along with the pain meds I have to take Compazine to keep from puking up the pain pill. One 7.5mg Lortab doesn't cut the pain; it just takes the edge off.  And no, I don't have a dry socket. I have a horribly battered mouth. Have you ever broken a tooth off below the gum line across the nerve and then had to have it pulled? It's a perfectly healthy, very long root, but it can't be saved. So, out it comes, the old fashioned way. With Novocain, and plenty of it, but nothing much more than very fancy pliers and the dentists muscle. God my mouth hurts. I won't be talking much for awhile. Don't forget me twitter.

4 comments:

Kulkuri said...

From my experience, pulling the canines was the worst. Even numbed up they hurt like hell to pull.

Suzan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your continuing pain.

I believe I also was attacked recently when my posts and Mozilla browser were deleted right in front of my eyes.

It's the first time I've been online when something like that happened, and if it's CIA generated to instill more fear about internet security and thus the need for less freedom on the net, it's a damn shame.

But Saudi Arabia? Lots of CIA/NSA access there. Wonder how many others felt that tremor in the force?

Hope you heal well and quickly.

S

Utah Savage said...

Thanks you both for having the courage to comment. I was beginning to think everyone thought visiting me would give them the cooties.

I'm still suffering aftereffects of tooth problems. I've never had a healthy tooth's root pulled but it was awful! Sadly I'm allergic to narcotics so I have to take medication to keep me from vomiting when on pain meds. Sadly this pain was so server that it took a refill of the pain meds and that just was too much for my system. So on top of the pain, I spent Tues night up all night vomiting and having the liquid shits. Then the next day unable to eat anything but clear liquids. I'm just now starting to pull myself together. I'd rather die than go to the ER. All this mean I'm off pain med and in pain. Bugger. My mouth took such a battering. Could I possibly be whinier?

Mauigirl said...

Oh my, so very sorry to hear about your tooth (my mouth hurts just thinking about it) and your hacking! I hope it doesn't happen to me -- I do everything online, including grocery shopping and banking and paying bills! :-(