Security Woes

You know how you have things that you mean to do, and you keep putting off? Yeah. I’ve been meaning to beef up some of my account security with new passwords and stuff. It was on my list of things to do for the end of the year. But, as luck would have it, I was forced I to an early change. Somehow, on the night of the 25, someone accessed my email account from Albuquerque New Mexico. Since, I’ve never been to NM. It sure wasn’t me. Guess it was a wrong turn at Albuquerque. The hacker/bot then proceeded to email a ton of people some spam mail with links and phishing things.

So, after being notified by the ever vigilant @dougpete, I quickly changed passwords, the assessed what damage had been done. I also updated security on my email and other accounts.

Lesson learned. Never put it off.

And I apologize to anyone who got the spam from my account. It shouldn’t happen again.


  1. tk1ng · December 28, 2012

    Did you catch the WIRED article on this recently?

    … when you’re being hacked by bots, even vigilance is no defence!

    Ever try ? I’m tempted to give it a whirl…


    • colin · December 28, 2012

      Yes, I saw that, and it scares me a bit. Was one of the reasons I’ve been thinking about security lately. I use LastPass, but I had legacy passwords that i hadn’t got around to changing to more secure ones. Stupid of me.


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