April 20, 2014
Apologies to everyone affected.
I've been buried in the Library studying for exams with the phone off so I was oblivious until I went out to eat last night and noted several E-mails. I immediately changed my password but another fusillade of electronic mischief went out this morning around 08:00. AOL tech support is closed for the holiday so I'm unsure if the issue is resolved. I have shut down all external permissions.
I was surprised that I HAD permissions enabled for other sites to access my account.
One was Facebook (which Iâ€™ve been banned from for two years) and the other was some sketchy thing that was an E-Mail addy for a "uis.coveritliveâ€. I have NO idea what that was but itâ€™s blocked.
I note Iâ€™m not the only AOL user this has happened to in the last few days. This is the second time this has happened to me and I donâ€™t think it was a PEBKAC error (unlike the last time where I accessed the AOL account from the school computer system).
Does anyone have any suggestions for alternatives that aren't GOOGLE?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Apr 20 14:31:08 2014 (+rSRq)
Oops, I remembered wrong. It wasn't Ace.
Patterico received a bunch of spams from compromised accounts:
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Apr 20 14:32:55 2014 (+rSRq)
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