Thursday, August 2, 2012

To IPAddress: 10.144.128.# - UPDATED

You are on my site almost every hour, according to SITEMETER  Honestly, this blog is not very interesting.  Drop a comment in the comment box already.  Showing up every hour or so and just hanging around feels a little creepy and is actually stalking behaviour.

TO my other readers: all oh 5 of you.  I may have to make this a private blog and only have invited readers.  If that occurs I apologize, for the added headache of reading my words.

UPDATE

Searching around the web.

I checked by blogger stats and there is nothing odd, infact blogger stats are pretty tame.  most hits are redirecting from google search engines, except for those who come in from other blogs.  (TO those readers I say thank you for having me on your sidebars.

I plugged that IP address into google and came up with zilch on the owner.  It isn't even listed as a googlebot.  Any hoo, there are other bloggers who have the same IP address showing up on their SITEMETER accounts. THe other thing is that SITEMETER is wonky, gives you your summary but no analyses are available. 

I think this may be a problem with SITEMETER AGAIN.

I advise you to check your visitors summary from SITEMETER, if you have it and see if this same IP address shows up.  I checked Bear's and it shows up there.  IF it is SITEMETER wide then it's a SITEMETER problem and the beginning of this post is null and void.  If some has hacked SITEMETER, bad you.


20 comments:

Thunder Pig said...

I have noticed the same thing. It may be a spider crawling our blogs.

I use a secondary counter from Bravenet and it shows up as both a bot called "Yandex bot" and "Unknown bot".

I hope this helps.

Our sites are being indexed.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Well, I should have known it was a bot. I never actually get any real readers of my words.

But then the quantity of my readers may be low, but the quality of me readers is high

The Sanity Inspector said...

Same at my place. Maybe its Russian or Chinese hackers, using our pokey little blogs for target practice.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Could be Chinese hackers again but this time they are blanketing the Blogger blogs.

Last time I got mass spammed every blog hit was listed on my Site Meter but I could find where they were leaving very cryptic comments on every post, in Chinese language. I don't see any this time.

But then I am using Word Verification so they don't linger and mess with that.
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Q. Cassetti said...

Oh, thank goodness. I just noticed this on my site meter as well. Two days of solid hits. I googled the address and found you! Thanks to all.for the heads up.
Keep the info flowing. Best regards.

Marzy Dotes said...

Sitemeter's screwed up its coding. I also can't access information on individual visitors w/o getting an error message to come back later.

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

Hahahaha. At least you're only getting it every hour. I'm getting 'hit' every 5 minutes or so. Stupid bot.

Dawn said...

This is a sitemeter programmng problem. No hacker, no creepy stalker. They updated their servers and screwed something up big time.

Emilio Pacheco said...

Hi and greetings from Brazil. I've been experiencing the same problem since yesterday. I was afraid my blog had been hacked, so I wasn't posting anything. I thought the hacker had intercepted all accesses and might be able to obtain my password if I posted anything. In my case I also noticed something else: when my browser is on the Site Meter page, "--" appears on top instead of the blog name. Is that weird or what? I hope it's nothing to be afraid of. I have already contacted both Blogger and Site Meter about it.

Xina said...

Same thing happening on my site - it seems as though all my site visits are being attributed to the same IP address. When I try to see details on Site Meter, I get a message that reports are down, try again later.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Whoa, thanks for all the ideas suggestions etc etc/

I am thinking it is a bot, and we are prolly being indexed, like THunder Pig said. I googled "yandex bot" and I came up with a Russian site that looks like it may be a search engine owned by a russian corporation called , well, Yandex.

uu-mom said...

It's definitely sitemeter as I'm not using blogger, I'm using a Wordpress web site with sitemeter. They did send an email about some work they were doing.

HJC said...

Same thing happening to me, Im using blogger. I def think its sitemeter, I havent heard a response from them yet.

auntybrat said...

I am also getting this IP on my site every 3 or 4 minutes!! Been going for a few days now - and as I have posted my issue on FB, a few of my friends with blogs in different countries are also having the same issue.(One of them found YOUR site and info for me....I LOVE my techie friends..lol)

Apparently we can block different IP's from visiting - but I'd need to do lots of reading to figure THAT one out....

Emilio Pacheco said...

Last night the problem seemed to have stopped, but now it's started again. Most people are assuming it's just a Site Meter bug. My fear is that it may be a Blogger issue or worse: someone intercepting the visits to our blogs. I'm wary of posting new messages, as this could provide the hacker (if there is any) with my login name and password.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

That's odd. My hits from the IP address has slowed down considerably.

And my last hit was timed at August 4 and 6:26 am out-clicking on commenting here. The visitor time was 7:26 aa.m. so s/he is 1 time zone east of me

and that it originates in the USA

Anika said...

same here.

thedivinelamp said...

and that it originates in the USA

It's not me. No. seriously. It's not me.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

I don't know who exactly it is and I didn't accuse you, Dim, but, come to think of it, the lord doth protest too much methinks

Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20

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