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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?

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

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.

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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+. – 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
I doubt that it's the character set... Did you try restarting? – jjakob Mar 21 '13 at 23:13

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