Has your email been hacked?
While I appreciate all of the comments concerning security precautions, I, too, have used all of these precautions, but something happened - October 16, 2011, IOS was installed, and ever since then, my compter has had a very serious problem. It was taken to the Geek Squad, on November 12, 2011, (it would have been taken sooner, but my boyfriend kept thinking I was just being paranoid) then he experienced it on my computer himself. I actually have IT specialists who are very,very intelligent invading my computer, re-directing my every move, monitoring (through my iPhone) my voice and photographing me through another device. I have not had one minute of privacy, literally, since the middle of October.
The professionals I took the computer to said I had done everything right, there was NOTHING I COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY THAT WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE OUTCOME. This is a self-replicating virus, very new and does not even have a name yet, but they were able to get rid of it, and it returned the next day. It is the most frustrating experience I have ever been through.
Have you ever been monitored 24/7 for months at a time, not a minute of privacy to be had? This is what I have been going through, and at the same time (one week later) my sister passed away, leaving me the sole survivor of the family. Now you can imagine the business that I have had to conduct, with someone watching over my shoulder the whole time?. I have been a victim (God, I hate to use that word) of Identity Theft, I get usually 50+ phone calls for pay-day loans every single day. Then my computer is inundated with emails from these loan companies, too, to the tune of 15,000 emails per week. Then my bank account was next, I have not had a payday since November, they got it all, and my bank, as compassionate as they are, just doesn't understand an unknown virus that is able to monitor a person's activities,steal their money, crowd their computer, write checks in my name from my account (which were finally deem fraudulent) but they just did not understand for the longest time. Now they are cooperating with me, but I am no where near cleaning up my credit report, which is a holy mess!!!!!!
I am not saying this to solicit pity, I am trying to warn everyone that there is a very NASTY group out there who does not care what they do to the quality of your life, they are mainly interested in getting what they want which is - CONTROL - and that thay have done very well.
I am going to have to replace every bit of my digital equipment, without doing that I am sunk .
Please be careful, they are on the prowl. and they do not seem to care what your feelings are or how it affects your life. I am only concerned for the sanctity of the internet, something MUST be done!
Thanks for listening, and for your patience, Briana 2006.