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#1 jeanholly


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Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:42 AM

Does anyone know how my hotmail account :thumbsup: has mass mailed an advert out to all my contacts please? Appreciate any advice.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

Your Hotmail account password may be compromised. You ought to change it to something stronger, scan your computer for malicious software, and avoid login into your account from public/shared computers (i.e. library, internet cafe's, etc.)

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:35 AM

Hi thanks for that but don't use the account away from my computer at all. Nor is there any possibility of the password being used or known by anyone.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:49 AM

Another possibility:

Hotmail Accounts Hacked

The list details over 10,000 accounts starting from A through to B, suggesting there could be additional lists. Currently it appears only accounts used to access Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail have been posted, this includes @hotmail.com, @msn.com and @live.com accounts

Just in case, change your password.

Also, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/262382/phishing-attack-targets-hotmail/

Edited by Queen-Evie, 06 October 2009 - 08:51 AM.

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