i will have to forward the resulting information to our tech support - marked URGENT, of course.
private messages are private.
i don't have access; don't think they could give me access if i asked for it; and i certainly don't want all the extra work that would come with having it. the security and privacy implications, alone, make me dizzy just thinking about them.
the techs have better things to do with their time than to fish around in our PMs.
so ... bottom line ... if they have become open to public view it's a glitch they will fix as soon as they know about it.
i am closing this thread to prevent a stream of posts that are all panic and no facts.
as soon as i have more information i will come back and let you know what i found out.