Monday, 19 November 2012

CURIOSITY KILLED THE KAT...



word of warning should you ever think of clicking on names
in your Traffic Sources in the Overview details of your blog.  I
saw one and clicked on it - only to find that someone with a seriously
dodgy interest had checked out my site because of my nickname.  For-
tunately, there was nothing shocking about the page my click took me
to (being as innocuous as my own), but it revealed the Search Key-
word used by the person - and I nearly choked on my KitKat.  So
 if you're curious about who might be visiting your site, it's prob-
ably better not to find out - you could get a nasty surprise.

While I'm on the subject, I had to remove a follower from my
blog recently, as his avatar contained many links to what appeared
to be porn sites.  I wasn't going to risk visiting them to find out, but
the names were a bit of a giveaway.  Not wanting younger visitors
to my blog having access to dubious sites which are unsuitable
for them, I thought it best to err on the side of caution.

I note that some of my  members also have this person's
avatar on their sites, so it might be wise to check it out in case
you likewise want to remove it.  Better safe than sorry.

2 comments:

Steve Does Comics said...

More importantly, you shouldn't click on the links in your Traffic Sources listing because hackers can use that to either download nasties to your computer or take over your blog.

If you want to check out where a link leads to, copy it, paste it into your browser's search engine and do a Google search for it. Seeing what comes up in the search results should tell you the sort of site it is.

Kid said...

Thanks for the heads up, Steve.