When a hacker might look like a helper

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member rgrosz was troubled by an email notifying him that his new gmail.com address had been created. He reported the event in the Security & Scams forum.

He also mentioned that it included a link to disallow the new address, which he had clicked. Forum members reacted.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Office 2013 Click-to-Run
Word Processing Help with MS Word Catalogue/Directory mail merge tutorial
Spreadsheets Need assistance with conditional formatting
Databases Tie Access to online shop?
Presentation Apps Install font in PowerPoint 2010
Visual Basic for Apps Mandatory entry in column, if other column values less than 24
Microsoft Outlook Archive folder location
Non-Outlook E-mail Thunderbird messages too small
Other MS Apps SkyDrive and changes in PDFs
General Windows Moving data from XP PC to Win7 HomePro system
Windows 8 Win8.1 slow to close down
Windows 7 Post SP1 update: Folders/app data/files not showing
Windows Vista Windows Vista update question
Windows XP Two different XP VMs: Difficult to update
Windows Servers Installing Windows Server in preparation for SQL Server
Internet Explorer Green check marks next to results from Google search
Third-Party Browsers Browsers don’t open
Application Servers Password property for field in SharePoint list
Networking Increasing wireless range
Social Media Controlling Facebook newsfeed?
Software Development
Windows Programming Stumped by PowerShell Arrays
Web Design & Development Website user group
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Cheapest Android device useful for experimentation?
Security & Scams Gmail hacked?
Maintenance USB drive isolation
Hardware Laptop boots only when CMOS battery removed/replaced
Graphics/Multimedia FastStone viewer won’t retain view setting
Other Applications Program still on computer after uninstall

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.