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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] [OT] Nigerian spam coming through google calendar invitations
Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:40:40
Message-Id: kejfgo$8pc$
1 I thought I'd been rooted when I saw a notification pop up on my desktop
2 with no previous actions on my part -- it just appeared out of nowhere
3 for no apparent reason, offering to sell me gold dust (cheap!).
5 Turns out that evolution (a gnome clone of MS Outook) was checking my
6 google calendar account automatically and I didn't even know it. I
7 use gmail every day, but never use the google calendar app that comes
8 bundled with the gmail account.
10 I do use the evolution calendar function on this local machine for
11 popup reminders of birthdays, etc, but never do I publish my calendar
12 on the internet.
14 So, be aware that some calendar apps are set to do this insane stuff
15 by default -- and google calendar accepts unsolicited invitations by
16 default(!). Maybe you should turn that off if you're not expecting
17 a Nigerian offer you can't refuse?


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Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Nigerian spam coming through google calendar invitations Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>