Looking to get untethered from my home computer, I recently made the plunge into smart phone world. I guess I’ve come full circle, from being an early adopter with a phone in my car when they were rare, to a Luddite with no cell phone at all, and now back again.
After a weekend with the online help, I put my trading and email apps on the new phone, and even figured out how to use it hands-free in my car after the dealer failed.
Today, I got a ton of returned, undelivered e-mails, all of which had a link that claimed to be a Fox News investment article.
DON’T TOUCH THAT LINK!
Some of you have contacted me using the feedback feature, and if we’ve had correspondence, you were added to my yahoo address book. My apologies for the spam, especially if you infected your own computer by hitting the link.
I was truly impressed with the coordination of the people who hacked my yahoo email this morning. In a period of less than ten minutes, they managed to log onto my email from Indonesia, Brazil and Nicaragua.
So here’s my advice…. after changing passwords and putting extra security questions in place, I decided to disable all mobile phone logins for that account when Yahoo sent my new mobile phone a text about resetting permissions, and it never got to my new phone.
Be careful out there.