hotmail account hacked
Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:09 PM
I am not sure what to do or why and how it happened .
Any help/explanations gratefully recieved.
Thanks (a bit worried about using the flipping thing now)
Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:56 PM
Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:56 PM
Changing your pass word wont make any difference as it is hotmail its self that is being hacked into which bypasses individual account security(Pass words). It is unlikely to cause you any problems other than the inconvenience it courses to you and others. But a timely reminder to never send any confidential information by email. Emails are not secure.
I have been told that these emails are being sent from over seas.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:22 AM
I will also add that hotmail particularly has an open telnet exploit which has never been closed (after nearly 15 years) and it allows a cracker to en masses fake emails from any users account to any other users account, and various worm viruses take advantage of this vulnerability.
These kinds of services are fine for unimportant stuff, newsletters ect, but NEVER keep anything sensitive on these servers. You can't guarantee that your infromation is safe, and these companies certainly don't make any ironclad promises in that reguard.
Edited by zenemu, 20 April 2010 - 08:24 AM.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:31 PM
i have kindly requested that i get sent group emails via the bcc function but people dont always respect this.
My googlemail a/c has an excellent spam folder but im unable to report spam when it's a scam.
Wondering if theres a googlemail customer services that could help me?
Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:33 PM
Good point as viruses can be sent with "unable to deliver" messages (which is why i just delete them and never open them. Im not sure if changing the password would make much difference but i will try it if this happens again to me. Another thing is to download a program like "spybot search and destroy" as that will find spyware (which is how hackers can view your browsing history and pc) and use it regularly to get rid of the rubbish!
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