My Gmail account was very definitely hacked on Sunday.
A whole lot of email was sent, seemingly to everyone I've ever corresponded with from that account.
There was clearly a login from Poland which corresponds exactly with when the emails began to be sent.
The session seemed to last about 7 minutes.
I then received about 150 "mailer daemon" emails due to the bounces from either old addresses, addresses which don't receive unsolicited email and mail servers which correctly identified the content as spam. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Jun 3, 2013 -
Tired of the random 'Searching' beep throughout the night waking me up. Help me get some sleep? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple
on May 9, 2013 -
I have two old Radio Shack handheld radios. They were purchased in the US, originally for communication on the ski slopes. On the back, there is a number "09A06" and it also says CAT NO 21-1936.
I was about to throw them away, but would rather repurpose them for something. I live in a large metropolitan area, in an apartment. I am good at programming and am comfortable using something like an Arduino, Rasberry Pi, BeagleBone, etc.
What interesting hack can I use these for?
posted by bangitliketmac
on May 1, 2013 -
I recently went onto amazon and found multiple items in my cart that I had not placed there. Could my account have been hacked, or is it just some weird glitch? [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210
on Mar 24, 2013 -
I've been building guitar pedal kits from buildyourownclone
, and it's been great fun. I'm running out of pedals I want to make for myself, and am looking for other projects, like this stereo tube amp
, and maybe this sous vide
. Can you recommend more electronics projects (preferably kits, so I don't have to scrounge for parts) that are cool and look good at the end? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Mar 21, 2013 -
I would like to know if you have some place /event for me to visit in london.
I'am a french otaku / geek / goth / rpg gamer.
My friends already give me some address and i get somes like :
The london hackerspace, namco station , forbiden planet, slimelight, the david bowie exposition.
I will be there the 19 march to the 25 march mainly for the louie ck show.
posted by bussiere
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Android apps seem to grab permissions that I have no desire to give them. My understanding is that the permissions per app are all bundled together: it's all or nothing. At least officially. Is there another way? Also, is there a privacy watchdog site that will help me find apps that actually respect my privacy and support/purchase them over those that do not? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Feb 19, 2013 -
What would be cool to have spin round and round, but that's light and aerodynamical enough that my fan's motor could power it? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Dec 6, 2012 -
A friend has had an old Hotmail account hacked. The hacker used information in the archives there to access a YouTube account where apparently some compromising videos were uploaded. The hacker copied the videos to another YouTube account, and then sent links to the videos to my friend's family - and worse still, to members of the executive board of the nonprofit organization by whom my friend is (was?) employed. He reached out desperately to me, but I know nothing but the most basic things about Internet security and privacy law... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle
on Jul 31, 2012 -
This morning about 108 gmail inbox messages vanished. I can find them under "all mail" but i don't know they would leave the inbox. Also, someone's been trying to add an event to my google calendar, with no success.
are these two things related? is there evidence of a hack?
posted by holdenjordahl
on May 13, 2012 -
Spa Pillow Rehab? Looking for suggestions on how to replace "skin" over foam spa pillows. [more inside]
posted by Big_B
on Mar 22, 2012 -
I am running a Wordpress installation on my own domain. It was hacked. For an admin fee, my web host is restoring prior to the hack. What are my best practices going forward to prevent this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Mar 15, 2012 -
What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Jan 21, 2012 -
My Gmail account was compromised a few days ago and the password was changed. I've since recovered it, but I'm wondering what could have caused it. [more inside]
posted by alligatorman
on Dec 29, 2011 -
I've got an idea to fix the crappy automatic brightness sensor on my Android phone. Will it work / screw anything up? [more inside]
posted by anthill
on Nov 2, 2011 -
I run a Worpress site, hosted by Dreamhost. We are about to make a memorial announcement. This will drive a lot of traffic to the site, including hundreds of comments and potentially thousands of hits. I am the only one who runs the site and I need to be prepared. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 24, 2011 -
Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 21, 2011 -
A couple websites are taking my RSS feed, placing it on their website with their own ads, and of course doing this without permission. This isn't necessarily a bad thing (backlinks, right), but it sure as heck isn't welcome.
I want to send the webmaster a very clear message - taking my stuff without asking is wrong. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Oct 14, 2011 -
A hacker hacked into my facebook and changed my email. Facebook can't do anything because both the email and password have been changed. Is there some back-door way to re-change (re-hack-?) the facebook? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Sep 6, 2011 -
What are some things I can do before my upcoming shoulder surgery to make life a little easier afterwards? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A
on Jul 1, 2011 -
The "caret" or "insertion point" is the blinking " | " symbol that indicates where typed text will appear. Does anyone know how to modify it? [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Jun 16, 2011 -
I'm looking for the way to break into the Palace of the Four Swords in the GBA port of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past without playing through the Four Swords part of the game. No emulator. [more inside]
posted by chinesefood
on Jun 10, 2011 -
What is "Yaza Kilolardan Kurtularak Girmek İstermisin?" Has The Onion's Facebook sharing section been hacked, or is it my computer? [more inside]
posted by Jorus
on Apr 20, 2011 -
My desk's legs are shot, and I need to prop the desk's top off the floor at regular height... as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Is there a way to monitor my website to ensure it hasn't been hacked? Either on the webserver itself, perhaps verifying file integrity/listings, or maybe using a service that periodically visits the site? Sorry if this sounds like a naive question. What do professional webmasters use for this kind of thing?
posted by deeper red
on Dec 20, 2010 -
How paranoid should I be about my Windows XP Pro machine after hitting a dodgy site with Firefox 3.6, scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials, updating NoScript, scanning with MSE again, and finally using Windows to restore to yesterday's restore point, about 18 hours before hitting that site? Firefox is now missing NoScript completely, but it's been installed for weeks and surely should have been here yesterday morning. Has there been a known issue with NoScript, or am I just a special (and dim) snowflake? [more inside]
posted by The True Wheel
on Nov 26, 2010 -
I'm frustrated by the amount of time it takes me to change before and after the gym. What are your best gym prep shortcuts? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Nov 11, 2010 -
DIYFilter: I have a small hole in a brick wall. Can I use expanding-foam to repair it? [more inside]
posted by jquinby
on Oct 23, 2010 -
I'm retooling my Arkham Horror game-board
as a vertical, wall-mounted surface, so that I'll actually have room in my apartment for people to play without spending part of their turn sitting out in the hall. Help me figure out the best way to do this effectively, affordably, and awesomely. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis
on Oct 20, 2010 -
are my perfectly ordinary shoes. I'm terribly bored with them. How can I hack them to make them more interesting? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Sep 2, 2010 -