Monday, January 14, 2013

Sarah update and 'Malware Ahead!'

Thanks to all for your prayers and comments for Sarah! She's not noticing a huge improvement yet, but she did have a weekend of considerably more rest than usual. She has a doctor's appointment this afternoon, and she'll report again after that.

On another note, I tried to access our blog thru Chrome as usual yesterday to reply to some of the comments and was stunned to see a 'Danger: Malware Ahead!' warning with this message:

Google Chrome has blocked access to this page on gazelleintense.blogspot.com.

Content from www.frugalconfessions.com, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your Mac with malware. 

Malware is malicious software that causes things like identity theft, financial loss, and permanent file deletion.

I've never seen this and am NOT cyber-savvy - is this a legit warning or a ploy to get us to fork over a firstborn or two in exchange for 'protection?'

Access to the blog is fine thru Safari; I haven't checked it thru Firefox yet.

If anyone has any experience with this, please share! Thanks.

Meanwhile, my husband's suspicions that his 'interim-in-name-only' teaching/coaching position is truly an interim position for him were pretty much confirmed Friday afternoon with the principal's careful choice of wording in response to his questions. After pondering the piddly options in anticipation of his being booted to the curb, we decided that the smartest move is for him to initiate the retirement process. Today. It's a slightly scary thought to know that the 'teacher' check will be dramatically reduced just as we're getting back on track with the $$$ student loans, but with early social security and a willingness to think way outside the box for additional income, we WILL make this work.

And we're willing to bet he won't need blood pressure medication come June....

Jenny

7 comments:

  1. Your safe browsing diagnostics. Maybe this will help you figure out how to fix the malware warning? http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.frugalconfessions.com%2Ffavicon.ico&client=googlechrome&hl=en-US

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    1. Thanks for the link! I don't know that I fully understand it all (NO surprise!), but I'll take a look at it when I have a little time.

      I was under the impression that while Macs may not be 100% immune to viruses, etc., it's a rare occurrence. Sarah and I both have Macs, tho I don't know what browser she uses. I use Chrome most of the time but have to switch to either Safari or Firefox for a few sites. Maybe our own is one of them :)

      Jenny

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  2. Jenny scary, we are facing retirement in a few years and it is scary. But you will be fine, you might even find you make more money with less headaches. Give Sarah a hug for me!

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    1. We will definitely have fewer headaches, or at least headaches of a different nature. Considering the number of area coaches who have had heart attacks, I'm thankful my husband is on the brink of escaping the madness! It won't come a moment too soon.

      I agree - I think/hope we'll be pleasantly surprised at our financial situation once the long commute expense is out of the picture. We'll have to watch the pennies even more closely now, but we'll all have to do that, anyway.

      I'll send Sarah a cyber hug for you! I wish we lived closer to each other so I could actually give her a REAL one, but she's surrounded by a great support system :)

      Jenny

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    2. I had this appear on mine a little while ago because I had a blog that was linked through my blogroll and comments that was having a problem with malware.

      Look for everything from the site the malware specifies and remove all of the links. Once this is done, send an email to the offending site, as sometimes they don't know. Once you have scrubbed your blog this will disappear from your chrome. it took a little while for mine to be cleared by chrome. once it was, things were fine.

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    3. Thanks for responding!

      I'm accessing the blog fine thru Chrome this morning (I did nothing), but I will contact the blogger, anyway.

      Jenny

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