How did a new BOINC project get an address list that included my *personal* email address that I have *never* put in text and only used to register at BOINC projects, when I have never visited their site or registered to use their client?
How on earth did they get this mailing list? It had to have been released by either BOINC themselves or by the administrator of another project.
However this happened, this is a serious privacy breach, and should not be tolerated.
User-Agent: Heirloom mailx 12.1 6/15/06
From: email@example.com (ibercivis)
Dear Zivis users,
The new version of Zivis, multiproject and nation-wide, will launch
formally someday in June. But our informal launch, hoping to stress
the machine, is today
Please feel free to register your BOINC client to http://registro.ibercivis.es/
Besides, a pre-release version of the corporate website is available
in http://w.ibercivis.es/ Yes, only one "w" character; it will switch
to www in the formal launch.
You may want to visit http://w.ibercivis.es/ in order to
geo-positionate yourself in order to appear in our
geopositioned maps: "current" activity of Ibercivis; same of a Team,
and same of the buddies of an user. All maps will be visible in
http://registro.ibercivis.es too; but the geo-positioning page is in the
To enter your position, once you have registered your boinc client
0.5)You can try using Microsoft Internet Explorer,but we recommend Firefox
to view our page.
1) Open your internet explorer and go to w.ibercivis.es. You can also use
Google to find our page.
2) Once there, write your email and password in the upper-right textboxes.
The system will also detect your registro.ibercivis.es login cookie, if
you have been there before.
2.5) You may get some error during login. Still, if you reload the
page and/or the frames, you will find yourself logged in (assuming you
entered the right password!)
3) On the right menu, click on Inicio - > Tus Datos Personales ->
Direccion y Mapa
4) Fill the most of Direccion (Direction), Ciudad (City), Pais (Country),
so that Google will try to locate the coordinate by itself. If Google fails, then position yourself in the map. To do this, simply click and drag the map
and use the left scroll to zoom in and out. When you are ready click on the
map and a red dot will show up. If you want to change your position, click
again and the red dot will move to the new position.
5) press the button "Enviar"(Send). You will get a confirmation dialog.
The help blogs and all the other communication tools, will not be active
until the formal launch. If you find some problem with the current
applications, your best hope is to voice it in your local forum and
expect someone from the developers team is reading.