Posted by Leslie at Feb 19, 2013 6:00 am
Sorry … this was posted on time but for some glitchy reason, it didn’t go up!
I got a notice the other day that somebody in Saudi Arabia had signed in to my Pinterest account.
Although I’ve had the account for months, I rarely use it. Mostly was just for my daughter’s wedding stuff. So it had been quite a while since I was on there. When I got that warning notice, I went to the site and saw that I had “liked” and “repinned” a bunch of stuff I would NEVER “like” or “repin.”
So obviously somebody other than the dude in Saudi Arabia had gotten into my account.
Dang, I felt so violated! Not to mention annoyed–which is why I just canceled the whole account.
I have been hearing a lot about hacking on all kinds of accounts, including email. Which is why I went with that “double-authorization” thing on Gmail, which is SUCH a pain in the butt! You have to reply to a text when you try to sign on from another device. I have 3 computers in my house alone, and 4 email accounts that I check every day. And I travel. And I use my sisters’ networks when I’m at their houses. It got to be SUCH a pain! I’m half thinking I’d rather be hacked than deal with that crap.
Facebook was recently hacked. As was Twitter. My bank got hit a week or so ago. It seems like every day I’m hearing about the latest cyber attack and I have to wonder…what the heck is WRONG with these people? If you’re that freaking smart and you can do all this stuff, why not put your abilities to good use and get a real job?!?
Am I the only one, or have any of you dealt with any of this nonsense lately?