Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm Very Vulnerable Right Now

1. I was going to go to the gym tonight, but I got out of work really late. (By the way, if you're a cleared company with experience in satcom hardware and want to team on the $19.5 billion Army CTS procurement, you should probably go to this event on Tuesday.)

It was probably for the best, because... well, let's trace this back:
  1. Credit card gets compromised somehow
  2. Cancel credit card
  3. Get new credit card
  4. Change recurring accounts to new credit card
  5. Forget to update gym membership billing
2. On top of that, I was thrilled to find out that I had a Gawker commenting account that was affected by the data breach. (I checked the whole hash thing, but there's only one joelogon.com domain on the list.) I had completely forgotten I'd had one set up, probably from trying to post a Gawker or Valleywag comment that never got approved years ago. The password on that account was only moderately strong, but at least it wasn't a dictionary word, unlike certain feds we'll find out about soon.

3. And over the past few weeks, some idiot spammer has been forging a return address header from joelogon.com for their stupid diploma mill emails, which has been really irritating. The number has a 301 area code -- I'm considering calling it.

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