** Update WP has stopped letting me comment, even on my own blog. They are sending codes to my phone, then telling me they have expired It looks like I will be ‘incognito’ until I get this sorted.**
At midnight, Microsoft withdrew all support for Windows 7. No more security updates, and no support for any virus or Malware intrusions.
I knew this was going to happen, and have posted about it before. Like most people, I had long-ago installed reliable software to protect against viruses and Malware.
When I opened my PC this morning, I got a full-screen warning from Microsoft. This repeated the ‘doom and gloom’ scenario from last year, and urged me to buy a new computer running Windows 10.
I skipped this message, and continued. I didn’t expect anything drastic to happen on day one of the demise of Windows 7.
Then strangely enough, I had to fully log in, to be able to access WordPress. I did this, and when it didn’t open, I got a pop-up window telling me that a security code had been sent to my mobile phone. Once that was entered, it allowed me to progress to the site.
I then left a comment on another WordPress blog. Once again, I was asked to log in all details and password to allow the comment to be posted.
This may just be a WordPress glitch, as we all know they can happen frequently.
But I cannot help but think it is an interesting coincidence.