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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
My machine has malwarebytes and hitman pro. Wrong in earlier stmt about avast. Running malwarebytes in safe mode right now. Maybe my machine is not compromised and only email and facebook were. I do not use the same password on email and other places. Just Wonder how this happens.

Does this just sometimes happen? Or did I likely do something to allow it?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 04:16pm PT
Also never saw a weird link. Not sure where it came from.

My keyboard has been a bit possessed but I thought I just needed a new one. I go thru them pretty regularly.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
Thanks for the suggestions. Will see what I can do...
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
Does this just sometimes happen?

that's been my experience. just change your passwords for email, and fb.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
My Yahoo and then Skype got hacked very recently and I'm an apple guy who'se usually cognizant of what not to click

Send blank emails out to a bunch of people on my behalf and talked to Taiwan using up my skype credit

Could have been worse and hope it doesn't get worse

peace

karl
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
photos, games, sites streaming music or video, the dread porn, anything that's sending something to your machine

i've used malwarebytes before it's good
GMER is good too

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
Thanks for the heads up Crimp! FWIW I got an email from you with a link at 11:12am PCT, so whoever it is was still at it then...

Cheers.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
How does this happen?

Cross-site scripting (XSS), can affect any platform. Its more dependent on browser vulnerabilities than the OS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Hack. Still hearing from those who are getting emails. Guess I can't stop that. Doh.

Just last night I signed up for instant view on Netflix and listened to Pandora radio for the first time this week. Bad ideas?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
One thing I do is work with my emails logged in and open. Sounds like that is a bad idea, no?
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:58pm PT
It's very possibly nothing you did. Your return address might have been found among a friend's contacts, and the virus is spoofing emails "from" you.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 27, 2012 - 05:09pm PT

Callie
I use avast on my Microsoft 7 computer. Never had any problems with
being hacked or infected since I've had it. But I'm no longer on FB,
and don't get netflix. . .

I hope you get it fixed without too much pain!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 27, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
How come nobody ever hacks me? What, am I chopped liver?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 27, 2012 - 05:19pm PT
So people will do anything to generate some email.
I didn't see any parrots in mine so I tweeted it to a flight into the nether.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
I think it clearly originated from my machine as I got a zillion 'out of office' replies and tons of 'failure to deliver' (old email addresses I guess).

Ran the root kit thingy and malwarebytes and all came up clean. What a pain.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 27, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
How come nobody ever hacks me? What, am I chopped liver?

Just sent you a pm bvb, click on the link.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 06:13pm PT
I knew you wouldn't email me on purpose =)

Boo on that Burchey. I definitely don't feel that way at all. For the record, there is only one person in all my years here on the taco that I would never communicate with. That certainly is not you!

Interesting though that you got it - I assumed it lifted addresses from gmail (which I know it did) but maybe it got them through the taco too? A mystery.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 27, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
I blame the parrots, but Pente was probably the mastermind.

Anyway, about our date on Saturday night...
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
My angel parrots were all napping. Pente on the other hand... Unlike birds, cats are post-fall creatures you know.

Haha!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Dec 27, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
Hey Crimpergirl, I just sent you the thousand dollars you were asking for to get you out of that Moroccan jail after having your money and passport stolen. Hope that helps.
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