Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hacked account

This is just a warning to you all: change your password frequently. I have been using the same password for my email account for the past few years, and apparently that's a bad thing. This morning my some spam site got a hold of my account and emailed a bunch of random people on my contacts list with a link to some Canadian pharmaceutical company. If my Canadian counterpart emailed you, I apologize, eh? That's why this blog was blocked this morning--I think Google thought I had become a robot.

I then looked at my account activity and realized that this was not the only time my account has been hacked. There was a stalker in the United Kingdom who hacked into my account using a mobile phone just two days ago. Kind of creepy...

Anyway, just a friendly reminder to change your password often.

1 comment:

Kathy Haynie said...

Ugh. I hate changing passwords. Almost as much as I hate hackers. So sorry to hear about the intrusion into your email. I haven't received the pharmaceutical email from you yet, but I have received a couple of "So and so has sent you photos from Australia" emails lately--from people who I am sure have not been to Australia.