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02 December 2008 @ 04:27 pm
Can journals be hacked???  
Okay this is getting REALLY annoying.
This is the second time in two weeks that this has happened.  i went back to one of my old entries, only to find a picture of some guy as the icon on my entry in place of the user pic I used.  Like, a picture that a guy had taken on his computer.  I went to my userpics page and found that his picture was there in place of my icon, but stll had all the same info as far as the icon name.  WTF?
Does anyone know what this is all about and if so, who I can contact to try to resolve the situation? 
I feel: angryangry
I'm listening to: Stone Cold Crazy by Metallica
Διδαξον με τα δικαιωματα σουjeffholton on December 2nd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, a journal can be hacked. Theoretically. Anything can be hacked if you sucker someone into handing out their password, or you can guess it, or you have a LOT of time on your hands to try every possible combination of upper/lowercase letters, numbers, and printable punctuation marks. Right.

It sounds more like LJ has a glitch in the filenaming on a drive somewhere while they're in the process of shifting things around.

I'd let it go for a day or two (unless there's a moral or ethical or social or professional issue with the incorrect image), and if it's still happening, contact the tech support folks and tell them something is going on.

Your next question will be: "Who the heck are YOU?"

I went to LJ's "Explore LJ" page and yours was the first entry that came up, since you had just posted a fraction of a second before the page loaded. Interesting way to meet people randomly. Hi. :)
Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Ruby (bitchface)rei17 on December 2nd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
This happened to me, too!
Twice already! OO
Somebody change a picture .... and I thought I was going crazy.
bianka 'street': barnieowlanatomy on December 2nd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
That happened to me once but it was because I hotlinked the icon(just copied the link into the upload section) I was LAZY to save it on my computer.
I've stopped hotlinking icons ever since
ehlwyen: cordymasqehlwyen on December 2nd, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)

I guess I had a similar problem...my sister only sees this Cordelia icon as a pic of some random black dude.
J-Scar: [Actors] Milo's shirtlessphoenix39 on December 3rd, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
I had the same problem. YOU HAVE NOT BEEN HACKED. It's just an LJ glitch. You need to clear your cache. I don't remember how to do that. They had a tutorial on LJ News when this was happening to everyone and their mom a few months ago. But if that doesn't work, just delete and reupload your icon. The most important thing is that you have not been hacked!