There have been messages on the loops lately about updating websites to better protect them. I guess there has been a lot of what is called "spoofing" where they have bots that crawl around and collect e-mail addresses off websites and then use them to send spam messages and porn sites and such to people. So, I went in yesterday and changed my e-mail address to written out- although I suspect that's not much of a deterrent. I think if they can create a bot to look for @ signs they can create one to look for the words at and dot. *shrug*
Well, at the very least I can imagine that I am proactive in protecting myself. It might be a good time to change all your passwords. Sort of like checking your smoke detector batteries in the spring and fall. :) Cheers!