Thursday, September 30, 2010
Hackers and Spammers...and bad manners...
I have just returned from a really relaxing time at my beachhouse at Guilderton (Moore River) with some friends. It was fabulous to try new recipes, new wines, and new songs. My dogs had a wonderful time and I was also “doggie sitting”my sister’s dog so time at the beach exhausting the three of them was paramount. The weather was perfect for spring and I even managed to swim in the beautiful, but freezing cold, Indian Ocean.
So on my return it was such a dampner to find that my personal email account had been hacked into – somehow – and “I ”had been sending out peculiar emails to all those in my contact list.
Apart from the inconvenience for all involved in changing to a new personal email address, it’s the time factor that is so annoying.
I am sure that you have all received spam regularly. But what place do bad manners have in all this? A major place. The very worst thing about hackers and spammers is that they are anonymous and we can’t even reply to them without doing possibly even more damage to our own computer environments. They hide behind their keyboards and I have developed a mental picture of the worst of them…no social skills, no connecting eye contact ….and definitely no manners.