I hope I'm in the right forum for this... Since I uploaded my grandbabies' phots, I've been sending the all over the world, of course. Well, I think I suffered a serious lack of judgment. (no comments from the peanut gallery!) I emailed the pix to the exhusband. He said he only got the infamous red "X" instead of one of the pix. I had three pix in the one document, but only one was an "X".
He sent it back to me to look at it, and I clicked on the red "X", since I had read here that it might be possible to pull up a picture that way. However, when I did that, it took me inside my aol screen/program. Just from there, I was able to travel all around the software and hardware in my computer. I don't know for sure if he got in, but given the chance, he'd do it. There isn't anything criminal (I'm more careful about hiding that stuff), but to have someone that close to my finances, notes and letters re my divorce from him is quite unsettling. I realize I could block him, but since I don't know his other six screen names, it wouldn't be of much help.
Does anyone here know how this works? Or maybe just I could get in and he couldn't? I'm baffled. I hastily boxed up my belongings and moved to another abode, so I don't have that specific email anymore, but I tried replicating it with my daughter, and we couldn't get it to do that again. I really hate the thought of someone annoying my hard drive and sucking up to my mother board.
Any help would be greatfully apreciated. My paranoia is wearing very thin, and I'd sure like to give it a rest.