*Sigh.* It’s just so damned irritating.
Some idiot would-be hacker is trying either to access my e-mail or to make an FTP connection to my Web site. Fortunately, my server hosts at SFF.net have pretty good security protocols against these kinds of intrusions, and I have made certain to use long, non-intuitive passwords.
Unfortunately for me, the hackers’ repeated attempts to access my account cause two things to happen:
- I get temporarily locked out of my account, both with my e-mail client and webmail.
- When the account finally unlocks, because I leave messages on the server for remote access, my e-mail client ends up downloading hundreds of old e-mail messages.
Is it just hacker mentality to try to hack any site they can, or have I become enough of a public figure that someone thinks I am worth trying to hack? Honestly, I am mystified.