Autumn Borne Cruising

Yahoo account Hacked - Strange few days

01 February 2013 | Miami Beach FL
Dean - windy - sunny - Movies
Feb 1st 2013 - New Email account - Yahoo account having been Hacked

Wow... What a couple of days !!!!
We were sitting watching TV... when my iPhone began to buzz, one ring after another.. (indicating incoming emails).... WELL.. they were "Failure to Deliver" messages... from about 1/2 of my contact List OH OH !!!!

I'm assuming that the "failure notices" came from those contacts who had the virus protection up to date, and refused the delivery... (I HOPE).

The end result was downloading a program called "STINGER.exe" from McAfee... ( We called Matt and this is the program he recommended for a quick scan of the laptop)... It worked great... found a "FAKE-ALERT mutant virus, and deleted it...

But by then... the Yahoo account was LOCKED ( also a word of advice from Matt & Ruth) and I couldn't notify anyone....
Marty Besant, fellow sailor, agreed to type out a 'warning message' and forward to some of the contact list.... Thanks MARTY !!!

We thought about using Susan's Yahoo account as the warning message sender, but got 'cold feet'.... So I opened a completely new GMAIL account, using the familiar front of my address.
So that makes all our boat cards WRONG! but hey... it's been a rough couple of days.
I sincerely hope that the hacked "link" didn't hurt anyone else. We'll live with th new Google account, and Chrome.

To date... Susan's account is still functioning... but we've run "stinger" a couple more times...
SO.... Today we saw the movie "DJANGO".... WOW... so many squibbs died during that movie !!!!! Long but good ending.
( We planned on seeing the movie "QUARTET"...With Dustin Hoffman... but, ostensibly I really screwed up the times.

We're still anchored north of the Sunset Islands in Miami Beach.

I'm considering posting more to the www.sailblogs.com site, and inviting my contacts to log onto that... Instead of sending so many emails.... Tell me what you think about that...
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Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 10 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #1.
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