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Fla Dem

(24,228 posts)
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 02:20 PM Jan 2024

Just got a scare. Turned on my lap top and went to Flight Aware to check on my sister's flight home.

It came up in RUSSIAN. Of course my first thought was I had been hack by a Russian cyper hacker. So I closed it down and shut off the computer.

I wait a bit then I turned it on again. Went to Flight Aware and it was fine.

There is a button in the top right hand corner where you can change up the language, but Russian isn't one of them.
Although all seems fine, I do have a lingering anxiety that I have been hacked.

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Just got a scare. Turned on my lap top and went to Flight Aware to check on my sister's flight home. (Original Post) Fla Dem Jan 2024 OP
The site might have been hacked. viva la Jan 2024 #1
Russian is an option. TwilightZone Jan 2024 #2
Thanks for the info and reassurance. Fla Dem Jan 2024 #3

viva la

(3,447 posts)
1. The site might have been hacked.
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 02:27 PM
Jan 2024

I've seen that happen-- suddenly there's a burst of Russian text, flashing like crazy.

I hope shutting down works. I always worry.

TwilightZone

(25,668 posts)
2. Russian is an option.
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 02:28 PM
Jan 2024

It's listed as "русский"

It looks like there's an issue with the default language when one goes to the page, so it's nothing on your end. Mine defaulted to German.

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