Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Harumph

Technology is great, but not always...

Recently, someone sh*t hacked into one of my Yahoo accounts and has been sending (under my name) e mails to all my mailbox addressees offering "my" recommendation and discounts at my special store in China. I'm not sure what I was purveying but some (idiotically thick) people (who KNOW me!!) mailed me back thinking the pigeon English mail was actually from me! Durr! I suppose i was lucky it wasn't a mail offering P*n*s extensions or some hot chick and her sexual fantasies.

I think my Yahoo address has also now been sending other random offers. As i've cleared the address book on that account I think (hope) it's only me getting them. I tried to sort it out with Yahoo but they were TOTALLY useless.

IT Issue 2: I'm now being invaded by computer generated comments in my blog. Well, invaded is a bit strong, but it's happened more than once. Does anyone know if you can delete a comment? Does whoever is behind this REALLY think i'll just click on their link?!

It's almost as stupid as those pathetically bad fake bank "phishing" (is that how you spell it) e mails asking you to confirm all your most secret bank details, passwords, pin number etc OR even those mails you get from the Nigerian man or woman asking you to babysit several million pounds or dollars for them. Anyone who falls for that rubbish (almost) deserves what they get!

Soooooooooo.....the upshot of my having had my privacy invaded is that i've had to chang my blog settings. I didn't want for you all to have to do that "type in these letters" thing because I find that quite irritating, so i'll now moderate each comment before it goes up. I figured I read them on my email anyway so what difference.

Aaaaah...technology!

3 comments:

B said...

I have a vague recollection of a trash bin appearing next to comments (when you are signed in) but I might be way off as I haven't used blogger for a while.

Moderating comments is definitely the best way, I do it and manage to avoid quite a lot of cr*p being published.

Good luck!

Ms. P said...

I got one of those comments too and have been tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to erase it. Usually I'm a bit more adept at this stuff but this is baffling me. Let me know if you figure it out!

Bill said...

That sucks! I hope you can work it out...where do these people come from?