I’ve no idea if the following notice rests on firm foundations or is just part of the growing paranoia which surrounds computers and this particular election. However, I thought I’d pass it on and let our readers decide:
It’s a bigger issue than appears on the surface. However, to avoid a lengthy distraction -which will consume unnecessary energy- the short version is:
Until the election is over, if you travel the internet into news sites, political sites, and content containing political discussion therein, clear your browser and cache frequently throughout the day.
SHORT SUMMARY: We have become aware there is a specific, intentional and ongoing “malvertising” effort. That is, hidden and targeted malware embedded within political advertising (by Team Clinton) that is intended to disrupt targeted users based on their web browsing history.
If you have seen a Clinton ad anywhere you are probably a ‘carrier’. It doesn’t take any action on your part to gain the malware virus other than to be on a site where the malvertising is active. Once you carry the malware it travels with you in an effort to disrupt your navigation on targeted web sites/web pages.
CTH is one of the targeted sites, I’m sure there are many more, including popular social media platforms. It would not surprise me to discover the majority of Pro-Trump sites are the primary targets. (More on that at another date/time).
If you are having navigation issues you have probably been exposed. Word Press, the platform we use, estimates that 20% of CTH readers are carriers (it’s probably much more). However, the good news is (hopefully) you can rid yourself of the issue by deleting your cache and/or cookies frequently.
If you are having site navigation issues, try clearing your browser history, cookies and especially the cache.
Remember, there are trillions of dollars at stake. There is nothing the opposition will not do to retain power. Truth and sunlight is a risk.
Be sure to read the comments. They’re full of information for the technically challenged.
NOTA BENE When you clear your history and cache, you’ll lose your auto-stored passwords.
Thus, when I followed Sundance’s advice and then tried to access the comment section of Sundance’s post, guess what? It’s been so long since I commented I no longer remembered my password there. So I had to apply to WordPress to re-set it. Yes, I do have a file of passwords for ‘just-in-case’ but one has to possess enough working memory cells to remember setting up that folder in the first place, and, in the second place, where one stored the file.
The B has always said he could make my computer Dymphna-resistant but not Dymphna-proof.