Is there a virus?

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  • #1125201

    oddeggdesign
    Member

    I edited a page and had an alert at the top of the page saying that there was an autosave version. I clicked on that and then selected the most recent version. Then a white screen appeared with something about self comparison and then self destruction and an countdown until I saw a black screen that said “wake up (my user name), and then stuff about the white rabbit. I quickly closed the page.

    WTF?

    The blog I need help with is musclesinkneadmassage.com.

    #1125324

    timethief
    Member

    Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one because that’s how many hackers gain access to blogs
    Read > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    1. If you can log-in go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password

    5. Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.

    #1125521

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Can you tell me the name of the page on which this happened? Were you using the same browser as when you started this thread?

    #1125529

    oddeggdesign
    Member

    I can’t remember which page. I do remember now that it was when I clicked on “Compare Revisions” that this occurred. Using Safari — yes, the same browser as when I started this thread.

    #1125532

    sl1k
    Member

    “wake up (my user name), and then stuff about the white rabbit.

    The good news is it’s not a virus but a hidden Easter egg in the WordPress software
    Here is a video displaying the Easter egg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkF4WLSkz-U

    #1125543

    chyna
    Member

    Nice catch sl1k. Thanks for sharing.

    #1125548

    sl1k
    Member

    You’re welcome chyna,

    #1125549

    oddeggdesign
    Member

    Thanks!
    I didn’t stick around for the full joke. I have a Mac so am not so familiar with viruses and this scared me. It was late at night (thus, I guess I hit the two buttons).

    #1125561

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hi oddeggdesign,

    Your instincts were right, if it was late at night I would’ve been spooked as well. There are several Easter Eggs, and as you saw, I haven’t even seen them all. Keep your eyes open for them! :)

    #1125568

    sl1k
    Member

    You’re welcome! oddeggdesign,

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