Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am using 12.04 LTS and ext+r9a char9act+er9s ar9e showing uap when I t+yape. Also a lar9ge black r9ect+angle wit+h a cir9cle and bar9 symbol keeaps showing uap. I am concer9ned t+his may be associat+ed wit+h an at+t+emapt+ t+o hack me (unusual act+ivit+y on a websit+e. Any ideas?

share|improve this question
    
When did this start happening, can you post picture of rectangle? –  wil Mar 21 '13 at 20:11

1 Answer 1

Could be broken keyboard/hardware. I'd try swapping the keyboard first. There is a possibility that this is a symptom of a keylogger. I definitively wouldn't type in any passwords until you're absolutely sure your system is clean, also be on the lookout for strange activity in the syslog (/var/log/syslog) and any of your online accounts.

share|improve this answer
    
T+his st+ar9t+ed haapapening ear9lier9 t+oday when I waqs using a websit+e. I accessed somet+hing I t+hink I s[8hnouldn't+ have and t+hnen it+ st+ar9t+ed hnaapapeningb. Do you know t+.hne key combinat+.ion t+.o apr9ess t+.o gbet+. a scr9eenshnot+.? t+.es[t+. –  roger Mar 21 '13 at 22:32
    
@roger To make a screenshoot press the ImprPantPetSis button. Look What screenshot tools are available? –  Lucio Mar 21 '13 at 22:43
    
The rectangle is not appearing anymore so I can't post a screenshot (I am using the mouse keyboard to type this.) –  roger Mar 21 '13 at 22:52
    
ow my yapeingb hnas number963s in i lik,e hnis. est+. et+. –  roger Mar 21 '13 at 22:53
1  
I doubt that it's the character set... Did you try restarting? –  jjakob Mar 21 '13 at 23:13

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.