In the last few months I have had more problems with my sites being protected from either phishings, or putting unwanted ads on my blog. I have changed my pass words several times and even considered closing accounts and re-opening them for fear that once a perpetrator gets into one of them, they keep them open for future hits.
With my email I have found that I might have to do just that, close it out and reopen. I wish there was an easier way to contact companies that run these sites so you can have them close it, and then reopen without issues. Google is one I wish there was a way to talk to someone. I cannot for the life of me understand why you can't contact them and actually talk to a 'live' person?!
I also clean my computer once a week on top of everything else, and I still have issues.
I was made aware that my blog was being hit with ads in my comments this weekend. I had to go in and change my availability for comments to only those who have registered ID's. I wanted to let all of you know that in case you have a hard time commenting. I am hoping it won't affect you being able to post.
Now, this morning I was made aware that Twitter is having issues with this very problem and so when I am finished here I have to go in and change all my passwords again.
I think it's time to learn more about this issue and see what I can do to stop it. Do you have these problems too? Do you know, or have, any information on this topic that could help me avoid this in the future?
It is really getting old and I am concerned about protecting my novel, and books I write in the future. If you have any information or ideas, please leave them in the comments below. I sure could use the help!
On a lighter note: I decided to allow a friend of a friend to read my entire novel for feedback. She lives in Germany and I've never met her, which I thought would make an excellent candidate. I heard back from her this weekend and I am so happy to tell you that she loved the book and asked to be a future beta-reader! In fact, she said she would read any and all if I would let her.
I can't tell you how excited I am about her enthusiasm of the story. It means the world to me and my sister! Thank You Jessi!
I hope that all of you have a great week and I look forward to any ideas you might have about the issues with phishings. Take care and see you back here on Thursday!