As some of you have noticed, the Strang Institute, home of Ellie’s Mission Control, has had its computer system hacked. Dr. Marek Kozak, Chief Software Engineer, has dragged me down to the computer core. With his skills in computer wizardry, we hope to discover who or what has hacked into our CPU and why so we can get Ellie’s transmissions back online as soon as possible. . .
Archive for ‘January, 2013’
As impenetrable as we’d like to think that the Strang Institute’s computer system is, there’s always someone trying to break in. This time they appear to have succeeded. Their calling card? A string of spam left in our system about “how to ask for verification of Faxless Bad Credit Payday Loans” and a link to a website in Australia. We have our theories about who would do this and why – there’s plenty of classified information buried deep in our main frame’s memory banks. Right now, however, it’s more important that we track down the breach in our security and stop it.
Dr. Marek Kozak, Chief Software Engineer at the Institute, is entrusted with the job of ferreting out all cyber intruders. But this isn’t just a matter of combing through lines of computer code. He must travel deep down into the heart of the Strang Institute, far below ground, to the very core of the CPU itself.
And he’s dragging me with.
Despite the disaster that befell the website last night, our crack I.T. department here at The Strang Institute got everything put back in place and running smoothly. So, we apologize for the lack of Ellie adventures this morning, but we’re back up and moving right long. And how’dya like the fancy Star Trek reference in the strip title, huh?
Practice makes perfect. Here’s some drawings of Jeff from my sketchbook.
Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately. It’s been a busy several weeks with a lot of interesting work I’m not allowed to show yet (unfortunately). Stay tuned and we’ll try to keep you up to date with goings on at the Strang Institute!