July 09, 2012

E-Mail Hacked

About 3 hours ago I used one of the computers at a friends store, I sent an E-mail while I was there.
About 2 hours ago I started getting texts and E-mails from people telling me I was spamming them.

It seems some Ukrainian jackwagon hijacked my account and tried to sell everyone I've ever E-mailed weight loss products.

Golly! People I hadn't heard from in years hate me now.

After an hours go-round with AOL I got my account unlocked and all seems to be well. My friend knows and has disconnected that computer.

I have McAfee on both the MAC and Windows partitions of my Mac and it says its clear so I don't think that there is any virus problem with my system.

I sincerely apologize to anyone who got spammed.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:39 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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Presumably you now know this: never, ever, use a password-protected service on a public access computer.

Also, get rid of McAfee on Windows and use Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

 

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Jul 9 20:41:53 2012 (+rSRq)

2 (Also, never use a password protected service on your own computer if you're connecting to a public-access Wifi.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Jul 9 20:43:01 2012 (+rSRq)

3 ...and make sure you didn't re-use that password anywhere else.  A close call along those lines inspired me to start using the LastPass plugin for Firefox.  I'll never be *able* to type the password in on another system, for one thing.

Posted by: Douglas Oosting at Mon Jul 9 22:33:02 2012 (N9Lwt)

4 And never feed them after midnight!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Jul 10 05:54:16 2012 (PiXy!)

5 LastPass is not applicable to public computers, I think. Multifactor auth is, however.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Jul 11 20:51:06 2012 (5OBKC)

Posted by: RickC at Fri Jul 13 23:18:30 2012 (WQ6Vb)

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