May 02, 2006

Fotolog: Ingenius Promo, or Annoying Security Problem?

Every few days I get one or more emails from Fotolog, a photo sharing site that predates Flickr, informing me that I have requested to change my password and would I please click on the link in the email to confirm the password change.

Only problem is, I've never once requested to change my password. These things are coming from evil hackers somewhere in the world, trying to gain unauthorized access to my account. I presume. Could be a runaway bug within Fotolog's servers for all I know. Maybe it's a runaway evil hacker script that the hacker long ago forgot about, but it's still running faithfully, attempting (again I assume) to break into any number of accounts on Fotolog.

Or . . . is it an ingenious scheme by the Fotolog people to remind me about Fotolog and make me think of visiting my account once in a while? I confess, it works very well in that capacity. :-)

But over time it gets old. Considering it's been going on for at least two years, I'd say it's gotten downright ancient.

Posted by brian at May 2, 2006 06:09 PM

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