A coyote cares not that a deer is nurturing, only that it is nutritious.

Clearly, the virtue of something depends upon perspective. For me, this site is an innocuous exercise in exploring the, mainly natural, world around Kootenay Lake.

However, independent of content, mere existence of this site is the sole appeal for some who try to hack it to insert code that will bring them financial gain though advertisements. 

The ongoing scale of such attacks is large and comes from most countries, including my own. However some of these efforts are mind boggling in their effrontery: In the last 24 hours, this blog has been attacked over eleven hundred times from Taiwan. Sigh….

A white-tailed doe was constantly wary as it walked along the lakeshore early this morning.

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6 Responses to Prey

  1. Roy Lammle says:

    Beautiful Animal.

  2. Jana says:

    Alistair, how can one tell that the hackers are at work? I know they are, but how can we figure out who and where from?

    • Alistair says:

      Jana, anytime someone uses a browser to request a page from the Web, the machine originating the request must send its IP number. This is necessary merely to enable the server that dishes out the page to know where to send it. Each request is recorded and this is how it is known that in the last 24 hours, there were over 1100 request for my login page made from Taiwan (and quite a few from elsewhere also). One doesn’t need access to the login page to view blog contents — it is only needed to alter contents.

  3. Pamella says:

    That’s unfortunate. My sympathies, Alistair. This is illustrative of what appears [to be] a more flagrant polarity these days: Your gentle site dedicated to art and learning exploited for financial gain only. Knowing this makes your efforts smack of the heroic; makes the images all the more precious. They resonate with the heft of their times.

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