Friday, 6 August 2010

Spam email

Apologies if it caught you

Earlier this morning Google suspended Conductive World's Gmail account, for 'unusual activity '.

Apparently the account had been broken into. Everyone ever emailed from it was sent something or other around seven this morning, GMT.

The account has now been restored, thanks to my adopting a new password. Fiendishly inconvenient for me but I believe that most people will not have received the rogue email, whatever it was, thanks to their spam and junk filters.

Apologies to those in whose in-boxes  this untitled email might have arrived. I suspect that it may have been no more that an advert for dodgy pharmaceuticals, but suggest that you do not open it to find out. You might catch more than you would cure!

Now I have to go find out what other mischief it might have been up to while it was with me!

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't take long for bad coin to spread within an economy, and that goes for the knowledge economy too.

    In the early hours of this morning Google let me know that the above information piece from 'eHow to' had been notified on the social networking site 'Friend Feed':

    http://friendfeed.com/mceducation/3f969778/conductive-education-training

    Presumably the notification, from one 'McEducation' was automatic, and possible further such automatic notifications will spread this poor information further still and further... Any publicity is good publicity? Perhaps. Until you start drowning in it.

    I did try leaving a comment on 'eHow to' , offering ten points of correction to the article, but when I tried to register, access was denied. I also made a desultory attempt to write on 'FriendFeed'. It is not my job to police the Internet, nor should the Internet be 'policed' anyway. What would be nice, however, would be for more people in Conductive Education to make a better job of declaring what it is really about there..

    Meanwhile, could anyone advise me on how to arrange for my Twitter and Facebook postings to appear automatically on FriendFeed and similar social networking platforms?

    Sad!

    Andrew

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