Being an undergraduate college student, I’m constantly logged on to AOL Instant Messanger to communicate with various pals.
Lo and behold, I come back from class one day and see a friend’s profile completely gone, replaced with a link to - - - which, by the way, I wouldn’t click on.
As it turns out, someone somehow hacked her profile through use of insidious code, squatted her profile, and dropped a link to a website to advertize.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she couldn’t remove the stupid link from her profile without strange and convoluted instructions, thankfully provided by the linked site and the assholes who created the website. It involves manually removing adware from the computer, and other such crap.
Here’s the kicker. At the bottom of the linked page, the webmasta says “We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.”
What the hell? If I came over to your home and spraypainted adverts for a random website on your house and forced you to clean up after me, would my putting a note under your door saying “We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you” contrition enough?
Yes, we’re all quite tired of spamming, but this has simply gone too far. The lowlifes have actually taken to making their adverts stupidly difficult to remove from your computer through AIM profiles. I completely sympathize with my friend, and wish a pox upon the culprits.
Bloody bastards. :mad: