Friday, February 22, 2008

Sit Coms Ain't Funny

So I have a conundrum. Some of you might have seen a post I made last night that I unceremoniously deleted because I don't need folks in Dubai all up in my bidness. Well the post was rather angry, and I've calmed down since then, so I'm going to give you the basic gist of what went down at Chez Julie yesterday.

I had come in from having a cigarette and Rich asked me why I was enrolled in an online dating service. Yeah. Me. I told him I was not and he said that our computer logs said that I had been logging into one several times a day for several days. I reiterated that I did not belong to one. We both got very confused for awhile, because he had proof in black and white that I had been logging on, and I knew that I hadn't been.

So thanks to a brilliant idea from Nina, I showed him my cache history for the entire day ON my computer. No visits to online dating service. He felt better, I felt better, and things are in general getting better. However...

I need to know what the fuck is going on. It's virtually impossible for someone to sponge off of our wireless router because we have an incredibly secure block on it. The only thing we can think of is that I visited a page with an ad for said dating service on it and the ad was faulty and it's logging me in now. Because that's the thing, I AM logging in. My computer is, without my assistance, logging into this service with a username and password. Kinda weird huh?

Very weird. And spooky. And it also makes for a very violated feeling Julie. I remember ages ago someone had snagged my debit card info from online and used it to subscribe to an internet porn website. My ex got our bank statement and called the odd company listed and found out what it was. Asked me if for some reason I was looking at internet porn. I was stunned. The company in question was kind enough to refund the money that had been spent, and everything was A-Ok. Again, feelings of violation.

I'm sure that there has to be a simple explanation for all of this, but what it is escapes both myself and Rich. If you have any idea of how this could have happened, please shoot me a comment, because I am never going to feel alright about this until I know.

Have a Happy Friday everyone.


Nina said...

I still say it's your neighbors. You browser can't just grow fingers and log you into something, With a password. Far more likely that your neighbors have a descrambling mechanism of some kind.

Barb said...

I have no idea Julie, but that is REALLY freaky!
I really hope you can figure it out though.
Keep us posted.

Michele said...

yeah, sounds like your wifi has been hacked. that's the second reason why we decided not to go with wireless.

decemberbaby said...

what they said.

Julie said...

I just discovered through a Google search that Macs CAN in fact become infected with Adware, Spyware, and Trojans. There's a program out there called Macscan that I'll be getting asap. We'll see if that helps.