In this previous post I encouraged you to change your email password. Many of you must have followed my suggestion as I'm getting far fewer emails from hacked accounts. I continue to get them, but not the normal; “I've hacked your account and now I'll send a SPAM email to everyone in your contact list – which alerts your email provider. No. Now the bastards are getting sneaky…
Many of us use the “Out of office” / “I'm on vacation” auto response feature… and so are the hackers. They're only sending SPAM emails from a hacked account, after someone first sends you an email.
We're emailing ~ 10,000 Instructors every week. It's not uncommon for me to receive a few dozen responses; “Sorry but I'm off this week…” But now those responses include a link that is 100% SPAM.
Asking pleading with you here: Go in and change your password now if you haven't. If you are alerted that your account is sending a SPAM auto response go in and check to see if your vacation response has been mysteriously turned 🙁
And yes, I'm seeing this as another “Best Practice” of a Professional Indoor Cycling Instructor.
Originally posted 2012-10-11 07:54:11.
John is a member on the AFS (Association of Fitness Studios) Advisory Council.
Holding certifications from; Schwinn, Heart Zones, Team ICG and Life Time Fitness, John's held regularly scheduled cycling classes between 1998 and 2015 when he moved to Florida.
When the weather permits, you'll find him riding and leading outdoor groups by himself or with his Tandem partner (wife) Amy.
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