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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hacked.

Well, thanks to a nasty little virus hidden in one of the comments I published, my email account was hacked.  So...to those of you on my email list, please disregard any group email that you may have received.  I NEVER send group emails.  Nor do I believe that green coffee beans are the cure-all for weight problems.

Sigh.

I am back to verification.  Just a word of caution to those who moderate their comments - did NOT see this coming, as nothing seemed different about this comment (which was from a regular commenter/or).  There are times when I do dislike technology soooo much.  Then I realize I would be cut off from the ones I've grown to love...

So.  My laptop has been cleansed.  I hope.  But I am still struggling with the new operating system which, quite frankly, stinks.  I am taking the computer back to the TechDoc for more cleaning, de-bugging, scrubbing and whatever.

Technology is a lot like potato chips.  Can't live with it.  Can't live without it.

14 comments:

  1. Oh gosh. I hope it wasn't me! Very sorry if it was.

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  2. That just happened to me too but it wasn't for coffee beans. It was for viagra related products. I went and changed my passwords for everything. I hope that fixes it. Luckily, it looks like all the emails came back undeliverable. Whew! But, I have no idea how it happened or where it came from. I worked with a help desk for an hour this morning trying to get into my email.

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    1. ATO - Looks like Google/Blogger better get their techs on the job! It is a total pain. It took me a half hour to figure out how to change my password and then I did a virus clean of my entire computer.

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  3. Oh my goodness. I better watch mine better.

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    1. Kristina - I did not spot it - it was, apparently, imbedded in one of the comments sent for approval. It is a real pain in the patootie.

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  4. Scary! I hate that this happened, but it will sure keep us all on our toes after your warning.
    (and please tell me it wasn't in anything that I've commented on!)

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  5. you know, i have started to change my passwords on a pretty regular basis. it's a pain but so is hacking. i go a bit crazy when i have computer problems!

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  6. FWIW, it was easy to tell it was a suspicious link, so no harm done here.

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  7. So sorry to hear this.
    I actually put comments back into my blog--and after one post, have come to regret that decision.
    I cannot fathom why people do this. It's a whole new level of mean and shows a sorry state of the world.

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  8. I'm so sorry you got hacked. As much as I dislike the word verification, I don't blame you for reinstating it. Good luck with cleaning up the laptop.

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  9. Sorry, that's sad. Happened to me too, but I just changed my password, problem solved....

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  10. Ugh! I don't have word verification and haven't had any problems. Fingers crossed! Hopefully, your computer tune up will fix the problem.

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  11. Oh Susan, what a horrible thing to have happen. It's a good warning for us to heed, however.

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