Friday, May 6, 2011

Google The Hacker

The Fickle Finger of Fate! Up yours Google!

What would you do if you got an email from an address you never saw, you didn't recognize, and it told you to click on a link, and if you didn't respond your user name would be automatically changed?

I have been schooled to delete things I don't know, because opening the unknown email or link can infect your computer with a hideous virus.

Or what would happen if this email arrived in your Spam box? Do you open Spam if you don't see that it's from someone you know and landed there by mistake? I think not.

Well I'm with you, and what happened to me was that since April 29 I have not been able to sign into my blog.

All kinds of conspiracy theories floated around. Alberto thought Google was behind it. And he was right. Of course customer service for Google blogspot users sucks, so no answer or help was readily available.

Why is Google changing the user name and email to sign into my blog? Has this happened to any of you using blogspot?

Finally after days of sending countless reports to the robots at Google, I got one today instructing me to sign in with this weird email address they assigned me. I did, and had to reset my password, and now I have access again. I tried to change the email address back to my own, and of course they want to send all communication to the weird email they hacked into my blog to give me. Since that is not my email, it is useless, and I certainly am not sending any password info to some random email.

So Google is a stinking hacker. And I give them the huge finger. They caused alot of us some grief this week. I thank Jenny, Erica, Carollynn, and Nicole for all the support, tech and otherwise, and I thank Alberto for always keeping a logical cool head.

We already started migrating my blog to Word Press.

In the meantime, I'll keep posting here and hope that Google is done fucking with me.


my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

well at least it's not some nasty asshole fucking with you.

other than google. but at least with them it's not personal.
so, that's good?

thank god for alberto.
and happy to hear it's all ok now.

Visual Vamp said...

Ha ha - and indeed we do know some weird assholes, and none more weird than Google.
Thanks again for always being there for me Jenny.
xo xo

littlebadwolf said...

give 'em hell, miz v

Jan said...

That's very very strange
Definitely bona fide Google?
Will let you know if anything similar happens at my end.
Have a good weekend!

Janette@the2Seasons said...

We use Wordpress and are looking for a creative/yet reasonably priced person to redesign our blog header, etc. If you run into that person during your move to Wordpress, could you send them our way. Thanks and sorry about your problem. I am a fan of your lively blog. said...

your post just made my day!
I appreciate someone that speaks her mind, and visually at that!

Margaret said...

Don't eff with "VV!"

Sometimes irritating change is good.

carla fox said...

I wondered where you were....I missed you! Glad you're back in the saddle;) (more or less)

Sketch42 said...

Im witch jenny, at least it wasnt someone personally out to get you!

What a mess! I use wordpress... its good, but whatever you do DO NOT host with godaddy!

Carollynn @ designGumbo said...

Whoo hoo! You're back!

anita said...

Even the word "hack" is icky.
Glad you're back to posting!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

How frightening! I would freak too.

Karena said...

Valorie I had to have a computer tech out this afternoon and trust me it was awful. I haven't had any problems until the last month. Posts have been very difficult to create...

I hope they get it together I as many of you have a lot invested in our sites.

Art by Karena

VictoriaArt said...

It's horrible!
I have had problems to comment, error messages all the time, my blog seems to have a life on its own lately. Never sure when to be able to publish! It's so weird!!!
I hope you get through to some sort of closure!
But good to see you posting!!! Keep it up and show them!!!

KLW said...


Renae Moore said...

I've had people tell me they cannot post a comment...
Yay for Alberto...he's a genius!