I know. I know. Those of you who are in my gmail contacts have been spammed recently by a series of annoying messages.
I’m not sure exactly where the weak link is. Because it’s just people whom I’ve contacted directly from my gmail account via their web interface, it could be that someone managed to crack my password there. (I’ve changed it.)
The other possibility is that some nasty cretin slipped malware onto my iPhone. I have a 3GS that’s jailbroken — and yes, I changed the root password immediately — but I have no way to know for sure that some of the recent installs to substrate stuff was actually entirely safe.
What makes me wonder about the source is simple. My Mail settings on the iPhone Settings applet have been hidden — vanished — disappeared. No idea where they went or what made them go away, but it’s interesting, because that’s where the passwords are stored.
So I’m in the process now of restoring the iPhone to get it back to its original uncracked state, which is going to be a massive pain in the arse to handle, and I think it goes without saying that I won’t be redoing the jailbreak.
Most of what I wanted from jailbreaking will be available with OS 4.0 anyway, so on balance I don’t suppose it’s too great a loss.
Meanwhile, those of you who’ve been spammed and linked here to find out WTF was going on, again, I apologize.
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