Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Changes and Some Complaining

Comment Settings 
I am being flooded with Spam 
anything from casino sites to pornography
so I changed my settings to
under Who Can Comment?
I selected Google Accounts 

I hope this is the right choice,
The only other was to enable word verification
which I can't read most times.

I know this may throw out some people,
but I don't see the choice.
If I accidentally select the wrong choice,
there goes all sorts of horrible links on my posts.

  I'm getting pretty tired of people that want to 
 make something bad out of good things.
 My husband's email was hijacked by some 
one in a foreign location and it's sending
out terrible e-mails to people we don't even know.

 Someone hacked into our grocery store's system and 
has accessed debit and credit accounts.
People all over are getting charges to
stores nowhere in the area they live.
 You have to check balances every day or two
to make sure no one has your card,
and it can be six months later when your card is sold
so out of the blue you have charges.
 You're only safe if you pay cash 
and who wants to carry all that cash.
It also would require the stores to keep more cash
on hand and the banks in the stores
to also have more cash.
Another tempting scenario for someone who
selfishly wants what others have earned.

Is it so hard to be good?


noexcuses said...

My employer's records were compromised a few years ago and someone began charging on a credit card of mine. Luckily, the card co. called and we dealt with it. It makes me sick how people can get and manipulate your information. I have all my blog comments to be moderated, so I guess I've been lucky so far. I just delete the anonymous comments that are inappropriate. Thanks for posting this. It is a good reminder for us all!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I think with time that happens to everyone. I have yahoo mail and they say...Yahoo! gets hit the worst.
G-mail is supposed to be the best at keeping SPAM out, but I haven't switched. I'm not certain how easy it would to switch it all over. Not to mention...besides the bad guys hacking your email, you've got others who know things about you that just screams 'BIG BROTHER' to me.
I realized this on my birthday when GOOGLE put birthday cakes and candles up that and when I hovered over the image it said "happy birthday Patricia!" ... I was surprised alright! Alarmed in fact.
The internet can be a scary place.
full of robbers and thieves. Not all, but some.
Hope you get it all sorted out.

Michelle said...

I have had several of the things you talked about happen to us. I had to get rid of a e-mail that someone hacked. My daughter had someone get access to her bank account. Lucky she caught it in time. Others in our town were not as lucky . Who ever do it used a card reader at the gas pumps.

Gorges Smythe said...

Yes, sadly, it IS that hard for people who already belong to the devil.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I think we're just starting to see the beginnings. Between the internet, the medical records, Google Earth, etc. they know everything!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I hear there are very small handheld devices too that waiters/waitresses can use to get your info when you pay. They say to change your passwords frequently on everything.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

More and more. I'll tell you something I saw on tv the other night that sums up the badness in the world. To summarize, One brother asked another (who was a hit man)how he could possibly kill people for a living. The hit man's reply was that he pretended it was a game and the people were just targets. Sound familiar-video games? Respect for life is simply not there anymore. Killing people, abortion, pretty soon we'll kill off the old guys or ones not worth putting our medical $$ toward if there's no return on investment. Sad. And the young ones don't even realize what they are losing.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

You are so lucky the card company called.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I have used gmail with out much problem, once in a great while a spam message will slip through, I quit using yahoo as I think they must make your address available to spammers. Once I created an account in yahoo and got spam within an hour.

Candy C. said...

I don't know why it is so hard for some people to just be good. It doesn't take any more effort and often takes less! I hope the new setting on your blog help with the spam. I think that's how I have mine set up too. That is scary about the grocery store hacking! I'm with Pat on the Google birthday thingy, it was rather disconcerting!

Manny said...

Not too bad for me. Per4haps I will have to go to this for my blog as well. I hate that word verification too. There as to be a better way.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

You did NOT come over as Spam this time !!!! A first. It's actually working well. No casino or porn spam at all.

Manny said...

You mean I come as spam? I've noticed a few times I've commented, it has not shown up. It's very troubling. I wish I could do something to change it. Several people have told me my comments end up in their spam bucket. How do my comments bring casino or porn spam?

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I don't think it's your comments but rather something in your email address or how Catholic Exchange (which is really a Gmail acct) reads your address. At work I had a transportation carrier blocked by my company because it was Tony's Express. Their address was (I am adding the capital letters for emphasis, they don't do this in reality)
tonySEXpress dot com. I had to have the address approved by IT since it read the three letters and it must have been on a list of unacceptable terms.