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Nominated as one of the BEST POETS (current or in the past) on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013 - in Dazed & Confused Magazine.

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1. http://suzette-poet-author.webs.com/
 
2. @ WATER DANCE (facebook page): Tips, poetry forms, self-publishing, websites, my books for sale, etc

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Included in: My poem, ON THE OCEAN WAVES
International Who's Who in Poetry 2012
Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

My poem, The African Man, featured twice during 2012 in the eMagazine, Afritorial


Most Recent Blog Post


HACKER ALERT!!!
Blog Posted:1/26/2013 1:04:00 PM

 

Regarding an earlier post, I wish to report that I have received an email to my private email address, with the NO SUBJECT, as we were warned. It was received from Catherine Lindsey. Then a followup email that I should ignore the NO SUBJECT email.


I find this particularly worrying as this is NOT the email registered here with PoerySoup and only a handful people know my private details or address. 


I would like to know if others have had the same problem and if TPS could tighten up their security.


Yes, I have changed all my passwords - some dozen or so. But this will not help, if the person(s) had infiltrated our private files. They will get the new password updates - same as you will. I am not a very happy person right now. 


Love to hear from you regarding this matter.

Su
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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:43:00 AM
    Yes Suzette, I have had the same problem, this was also on an e mail account not used generally. i also changed all passwords....Seren

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/29/2013 12:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope that this will do the trick. X
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 6:18:00 AM
    ---> Now, imagine this genius hacking my Facebook account or my PS account...to do what? Counting my mispelling? Selling my cows from Farmville? Regarding bank accounts and credit cards...if a hacker wants to hack them...well, he would do it and there is nothing I can do about it. Hackers and computer viruses are part of our current Culture of Fear. And it's money that go to waste on unnecessary programs and products as well as time and energy spent worrying about these "fears."

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : ) That's lekker!! Carpe diem?...I'll think about it...
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/27/2013 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You can while the time away writing footle.... It will set your rhyming teeth on edge....lol
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/27/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Then write a lekker rhyming poem for us to enjoy and pick over.... hiehiehie.... Just joking... lol ;-)
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A lekker day to you too! : D ...[you know...im a little bored...; )]
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/27/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As I said below: In the light of the feedback I got, it is more likely that there were other reasons other than the Hacker Alert which Catie had blogged about yesterday (now removed by Catie.....) Hope your are having a lekker Sunday, Ruben. :-)
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 6:17:00 AM
    To be a hacker, you need to pretty much earn the equivalent of a PhD in computer science. Some have been formally trained and typically have a computer science degree of varying levels. So you need years of ongoing study since the computer world is constantly evolving... learning through books, the web, personal research, and many other sources ...and having the most sophisticated bots at their disposal to scan for ways to breach a website.You can say they're master minds of cyber space. ---->

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/27/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the UK hacker was a dropout and not even that bright - just a will to defraud. ;-)
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 3:17:00 AM
    Now that I do have some more details, I think that it is more likely that Catie had inadvertently clicked on the ALLOW button of a site, thereby granting them permission to access and send out mail to her mailing list. Therefore, not "hacker" but one cannot be too careful now a days... Thank you all for your feedback. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:33:00 AM
    No hacking or cracking problems here...Nobody seeks to break into my computer or try to exploit the weaknesses in my computer system or any known computer network...YET! A computer hackers is a person who intentionally discover security holes in computer or network system...... BUT they ONLY work for the challenge of breaking it or for "financial or personal gain"

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/27/2013 3:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some people have their bank statements (for eg) sent to an email address.... This is how a hacker last year in the UK made a tidy sum - by identity fraud.... I was hacked a few years ago and it is not fun....
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 1:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hacking an email address? Which is the financial gain? ....To sell your 50, 60 contacts 's addresses? Who is going to buy that list?
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:43:00 AM
    No hacker problems here. I am especially cautious. If I don't know you, i do not open any mail. Take care

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/27/2013 1:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-)
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 10:18:00 PM
    A way that hackers could get control of your email address list is when you sign up to a new site and the pop-up appears where it asks you whether they may send out emails and adverts in your name. Most people tick YES in stead of the SKIP button and this can be the reason why we got emails in your name. This is also evident in cases where you have signed up or made a donation to a charity. Some of those forms will not let you continue, unless you tick YES. So, beware. fb is another culpred with their GROUPS - a hotbed for hackers. It is up to you, Catie, if you want to notify TPS of this problem, or not. Love & Peace, Su

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 1:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : )
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 1:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A Hacker trying to get control of your email address list??? Who is in your addreess list?
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:27:00 PM
    I have DELETED ALL MY CONTACTS, this should not happen again. I wrote out the email address I wished to keep, and have them in a personal notebook, my email no longer lists any contacts. Sorry everyone. hugs, catie :)

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 1:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I dont understand which was the problem, Catie. You've received a suspicious email and then what's happenned? Did you open it?
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/26/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (((HUGS)))
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:26:00 PM
    When my hotmail was hacked last month, I too showed no viruses with my security things. I had to change my password and finally regained control of my account. I saw that email of yours , Catie and the tip off for me was no subject in the subject line. I think I ignored it and deleted it. Pretty sure I did. WHEW. Hope it won't happen to you again, sweetie

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  1. Date: 1/26/2013 8:23:00 PM
    It may not have shown up on your anti-virus scan but I would still get a professional to check out your computer Catie, and Su as long as you don't open the e-mails from Catie your computer will not get infected.... these kinds of trojan worms get into computers and send themselves out to everyone in your contacts list all the time, annoying fact of computer life. About 10 years ago I opened one from a friend that infected my machine and I imediately ( on advise from a friend who owns a computer repair business) unhooked it from the internet and waited patiently for him to do his magic and clean out the infected computer.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/26/2013 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good advice here. Thank you Francine. :-)
    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 1/26/2013 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    by unhooking it from the internet I effectively stopped it from sending itself out to anyone else
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:00:00 PM
    I did run my antivirus scan, and everything was clean, there were no threats. I also changed my password, and added another security feature to email....sigh....

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/26/2013 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Interestingly enough...I received one of those "No Subject" emails too, from myself. Very weird...
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/26/2013 7:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have no idea what the first email said....I only know that on the subject line it said "No Subject." Again...I am so sorry.
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 6:58:00 PM
    Early this morning, I received a call from a friend telling me that my email had been hacked and that someone had sent out an email to ALL MY CONTACTS, and it contained 'a bad link.' I am so sorry, everyone, so sorry....

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 1:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You can fix the problem deleting the email...(in the hypothetical case that it contains a virus).
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/27/2013 1:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A bad link? I didnt receive any mail from you!!
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 6:55:00 PM
    A hacker probably would not come in through poetry soup as it is covered with too many watch dogs. It would more likely have come from catie's email address box or inside of an email from her. Or you got it from someone elses email and gave it to Catie. If neither of these things could apply to you then the soup needs to know to sweep their files. All the way at the bottom of the page is a contact them link.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/26/2013 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hallo, Charles. I do not have Catie in my address list on my private email, so it could only have come from Catie (her name used in full in the emails - as indicated in my blog). I think that it is a good idea that Catie should contact TPS about this problem.....
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 6:54:00 PM
    I am so sorry this happened to you, Su. Honestly. I did not send out an email telling anyone to disregard what I HAD SENT earlier, telling people not to open any emails from me that said "No Subject." Please, everyone, do NOT open any email that says it comes from me but has "No Subject" in the subject line. I am so sorry this is happening. Sincerely, Catie :)

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/26/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So, the second email is also a hacker attempt. thank goodness that I have sent both to the Spam box and reported it to my email host.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/26/2013 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No problem (I hope). I just woke up, and had run my spyware during the night. Changed all my passwords. It was nearly midnight here when I saw it and I thank you for posting your blog earlier warning us.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/26/2013 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't worry, I have a paid email address, which has their own hacker protection - I have notified them to identify and isolate the "virus" - if it is one. If I did not see your blog, it could have been a diff story... Love, Su ..X
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/26/2013 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.... sigh...:(
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:47:00 PM
    I got those emails from Catie & my uncle...it does no good to worry, maybe just run your virus software?

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