Wednesday, April 14, 2010


April 14, 2010

Somebody we know had their hotmail account hacked. After they hacked into the hotmail account, they got into his facebook account and changed everything, the password, the secret question, and postings were not allowed. The hackers also sent out a blast email asking people to send money saying that the guy was somewhere in Europe and had gotten robbed and needed money.

So this guy has tried contacting hotmail to get his contacts back, has contacted facebook to indicate that he was no longer in control of his facebook. Hotmail still has not responded to him yet, and facebook immediately took down his page, but the next day, another bogus page of this guy was created. No posts were allowed on his facebook wall.

For the past three days, he has been changing all his passwords to all online accounts that he can think of. He sure learnt his lesson quick. They key is, don't use easy to crack passwords. Use at least three of the four following criterias: Uppercase, lowercase, number and special characters, and the password should at least be 8 characters long.

On a lighter note, I received this in my email [items in bold are things that I can truly relate to]:

Some truisms

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

20. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

21. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

22. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

23. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

24. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

25. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent an A-hole from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

26. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

27. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

28. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

29. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

30. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

31. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

Quilt & Bitch


p00lriah. said...

simple solution: don't have a facebook page. just one more thing you don't need that you have to manage, really.

Quilt+Bitch said...

Yes I agree, but it's the fad isn't it. Everyone, well almost everyone has a FB page. Scary what people post on FB.

p00lriah. said...

speaking of which, did u hear that twitter has donated their entire content (up to now anyway) to the library of congress? every single tweet that was posted in the past is now part of the LOC collection. in this age, everything we put online becomes a permanent record.

Quilt+Bitch said...

God... everything up on twitter is part of the LOC? That's scary, really scary.