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Friday, December 14, 2007
Warning! Danger Will Robinson; Danger!
Today I received a very strange email from Frieda Anderson (Chicago School of Fusing). According to the email she was in Africa and had lost her wallet and needed help. I was, of course, immediately suspicious for multiple reasons, not the least of which was the fact that Frieda has lots of friends and I am pretty sure she would not be contacting me for help. So, I called her. Sure enough, someone had hijacked her entire Google account. Sigh; is NOTHING safe?? I would expect Google to have great security....and I know Frieda didn't fall for any Phishing expedition. Needless to say, I just changed my Google password (which I hadn't done in probably 2+ years.

I highly recommend everyone do the same and come up with something less obvious than your birthday.....(and no, that is not what mine was...as a matter of fact it was the name of a good friend, a name no one outside his family and myself ever managed to spell correctly, plus some numbers significant only to us. Still......)

teri
posted by Teri Springer @ 3:16 PM  
2 Comments:
  • At 12:11 PM, Blogger Shirley Goodwin said…

    I also got the email Teri - and didn't think Frieda would be asking for help from someone in New Zealand whom she's never met! I recently had one of my email addresses hijacked for spam, which meant hundreds of bounced emails in my in-box - hate those hackers and spammers!

     
  • At 7:51 AM, Blogger Twila Grace said…

    Good advice! These scammers are so annoying. I'll look into how to change my Google password.

     
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Name: Teri Springer
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About Me: Studio Art Quilt Associates for the Atlantic Canada Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island). Quote:Apples and Wine: Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough & smart enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the hell out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
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