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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Gonna Be A GREAT Week!

Not.

I woke up at 0437 this morning when D left for the field for the week, only to find not one, but two text messages from caring, concerned friends informing me that I either got a new MacBook Pro or my email account had been hacked.

Great.

Most of you don't need to worry, I have a separate account for my blog, but its just annoying. I've gone through all the security options on Google this morning and I'm pretty sure that my email accounts are more secure than Camp David at this point. You know, because I have lots of super-secret squirrely things hidden in my email, like 437 emails from places like Pottery Barn, PB Teen (so what if I don't have a teen), West Elm, Crate and Barrel, CB2, Zulily and the obvious 9,000 notification emails from Facebook.

Despite the stellar start to my week, I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and just move on from the blatant invasion on my personal privacy.

I trust that you all will let me know if you receive any weird emails from my blog account. As far as I can tell, the hack was just on my personal email, but you just never know with kids these days!

So, a short PSA from This American Wife: CHANGE YOUR GMAIL (and other free email servers) PASSWORD OCCASIONALLY. I'm not crazy, I'm not going to make you change it every 90 days or anything like that, but Google recommends every 6 months and the last time I remember changing mine was um, never.

There you have it folks, a lesson in what not to do, courtesy of me.

4 comments:

  1. Ugh, crap. My hotmail account got hacked a few months ago, that was annoying. I guess I'll change my gmail password, too. Thanks for the PSA!

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  2. Sorry your email was hacked! Someone hacked my AOL account a year or so ago to try and sell people prescription drugs. LAME!

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  3. The good news is you have The Sly Fox to look forward to on Friday!

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