I've gotten a lot of emails for Viagra websites in the past, from friends who's email addresses got taken over by spammers. This always seemed kind of funny - except now it just happened to me !
It went on for several days, and I received a bunch of teasing emails from friends - and a couple of "Please take me off your mailing list ......." I tried a couple of things before I finally got this explanation and advice from Norton, my virus and spyware guys :
The spammers usually don't get into your computer (check - I did every scan known to God and man and found nothing ). Rather, they actually hack the internet service provider that manages your email account. The simple yet elegant solution is to change the password on your email account immediately if this problem arises. My Norton guy suggested changing your email password monthly, for safety's sake.
So there's your internet safety tip of the day - pass it on, so no one you know will ever have to become a Viagra salesperson !
Here's another update from the Institute for Responsible Technology, an organization I've come to respect and trust. I have to give the disclaimer again - the Jeffrey Smith who wrote the article is a different Jeff Smith. I'd really like to say "Always trust a man named Jeff Smith ! " at a moment like this - but unfortunately I can't. The Jeff Smith who used to be "The Frugal Gourmet" made a good start, but then he messed up. When I was growing up in Connecticut, there was also a guy named Jeff Smith who lived just on the other side of the Connecticut River, who kept getting his name in the paper for things like breaking and entry and stealing cars.
On the other hand, if you hear of someone named Jeff Smith doing something bad, please don't assume it's me !
Good reading, and in the meantime, check your labels and don't buy any Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods.
With warm greetings,
Jeff Smith RN, born 1950. A registered nurse since 1984 - but holistic in my outlook to health since probably around 1968. Living Waters Wellness considers not just the health of the physical body, but our soul and spirit, our social forms, our environment - and as a matter of fact, our whole earth. It's a new website, and a work in progress - but by all means, have a look around !