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Post  cravnravn on 2/17/2013, 6:47 am

Dont know how or why it happened, but my e-mail address book sent spams to everyone in it..
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Post  Administrator on 2/17/2013, 10:05 am

It seems you've been hacked.


Contact your email provider and ask them what's up.


We may have to begin using encrypted email, like safe-mail.net

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Post  Magic on 2/17/2013, 2:27 pm



Yeah I got one from you @ Hotmail and marked as "my friend got hacked" setting they use there.

Not sure what they do after that.

Cravn just scan your pc for any virus/spyware/whatever the hell they named it this time.

And since you have yahoo you could just come up with a new account smile

I have had my Hotmail addy since 1999 and it has never failed me and I have used it as a safe place to store docs and pics and even old emails since the beginning.

But then I also still have the same yahoo account since 1999 (jahmagic@yahoo.com)

But I still will run my XP Pro on a couple machines forever since they have Outlook Express and they stopped using that when the went to Win7 and Win8

Not sure why they were that stupid since it works 100000X better than plain old Outlook.

Not to mention I still prefer XP Pro over any of the others..........but rookies will take any new crap they come up with.

(ok I won't tell you how fucking crappy/over-priced I consider Mac's to be this time wink )
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Post  Administrator on 2/17/2013, 3:57 pm

Here's what I recommend:


http://www.pctools.com/privacy-guardian/



Along with your Norton Anti-Virus...........use both of them OFTEN.



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Post  cravnravn on 2/21/2013, 2:26 am

Well, just got one 3:30 this am from Mr Bear...Guess he got hacked too?
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Post  Magic on 2/21/2013, 3:24 am

cravnravn wrote:Well, just got one 3:30 this am from Mr Bear...Guess he got hacked too?


Yeah I got that one from him too at the same time lol

Notice how I have 6 computers running 24/7 and never have that happen?

thankya

Ok time for some sleep.....been messing around with overclocking my newest GeForce nVidia card again tonight and hopefully it doesn't freeze up on me while I am asleep clap
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Post  BlueShoes1 on 2/21/2013, 1:04 pm

Don't know what email provider you use Cravn, but I used to use Comcast and over a few years got hacked at least 3 times where they were able to get to my email address list and blast out their B.S. emails to all my contacts. I've been running Norton anti-virus and internet security for years but they really cannot prevent you from stepping into a trap. As one example, I received an email from Comcast (or so it appeared because it was an exact copy of their common communications and related web site). I fell into the trap of logging into that site with my normal Comcast username and password (which they then took because it wasn't really a Comcast site but sure looked like it). They then logged into Comcast email under my username and password and proceeded to send their crap.

I solved the problem about 18 months ago (Haven't been hacked at all)...

1. I dropped Comcast email (it truly sucks anyway). Well, I still have the original account but I don't really use it as any sort of secure storage. From time to time I get mail from some businesses there as well as Comcast. I check it about once a month and I have received several of the "entrapment" emails trying to get me to log into the Comcast site. I reported those to Comcast's "abuse" account but never got any followup from those dickheads.

2. I set up a Gmail account.

3. I set a variety of levels of passwords depending on the "type" of site I log into. "Nothing" sites get a common very generic (but tough to crack) password. Those involving money get another password which is quite complex. The others in the middle get a third password which is also tough to crack. I change those passwords every 3 months.

4. I added a bogus contact to my email contact list. The contact name is "You Ben Hacked" and the email address is an invalid email address. That way, if anyone actually gets into my email address book and mails crap out to all my contacts I end up getting an error message email sent to me telling me that one of my email contacts is invalid. That is a clue that someone has hacked me. Never have seen that since I've changed my whole security approach but I think it's a good way to learn your email contact list has been hacked.

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Post  ColtsKurt on 2/21/2013, 1:38 pm

Good idea on the You Ben Hacked address, Norm.

Thanks.
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Post  cravnravn on 2/22/2013, 2:34 am

Thanks Mr Norm, I use Yahoo and At&T and G-Mail as my e-mails, my main is Yahoo
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Post  dblshockpwr on 2/22/2013, 4:59 pm

Magic wrote:

Yeah I got one from you @ Hotmail and marked as "my friend got hacked" setting they use there.

Not sure what they do after that.

Cravn just scan your pc for any virus/spyware/whatever the hell they named it this time.

And since you have yahoo you could just come up with a new account smile

I have had my Hotmail addy since 1999 and it has never failed me and I have used it as a safe place to store docs and pics and even old emails since the beginning.

But then I also still have the same yahoo account since 1999 (jahmagic@yahoo.com)

But I still will run my XP Pro on a couple machines forever since they have Outlook Express and they stopped using that when the went to Win7 and Win8

Not sure why they were that stupid since it works 100000X better than plain old Outlook.

Not to mention I still prefer XP Pro over any of the others..........but rookies will take any new crap they come up with.

(ok I won't tell you how fucking crappy/over-priced I consider Mac's to be this time wink )


Cause Outlook Express was free and M$ Office starts at around $150 and the full pro suite is what $500?
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Post  dblshockpwr on 2/22/2013, 5:03 pm

Use a password generator to create your passwords.... Or use at least 8 charectors that use Capitals and punctuation and special symbols.

Don't use any word combos at all.

http://www.random.org/passwords/
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