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locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:04pm PT

zBrown...

Though I opened the link...

so far no problems that I am aware of...

Seems that my FREE virus crap MAY have worked as I got an audible and written warning that "Malware has been detected and blocked" right after opening it...


EDITED:

If anyone want's to know or is curious, I am using the free version of AVAST (as suggested by Steve W)...

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
email hacking, as far as I've read, is usually fairly benign. I've opened a few, but I usually delete them without opening. The ones I've seen are easily identified by having an improbable linkup between the sender and the topic.

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...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:20pm PT
i was hacked once using a photo sharing site- photo bucket, and while you have that account open- using it, others can enter that account by going through the properties of any pic youve posted on forums from that site. And can add a virus..
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?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
havent had any issues with either Crimpie. Netflix is secure..
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?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
from what the last COMP GEEK i talked to told me, its usually coming from something you go to like a vid, link, etc. If you get to those via email~~?

its ALL over my noggin Crimpie.. I know i felt totally VIOLATED though..In 74- if you would have told me a machine could violate me through space and wires, , i would have laughed.
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.
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