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#1 Rob the Newbie

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

Ok, I have searched for answers to this and I tend to get the same responses. Here's the situation: I have a fairly strong password to my Yahoo account, and I do not give it away. I have done a virus/spybot search, with no results. This morning, someone sent a spam email to everyone on my address book. I looked at my Yahoo account and saw it was accessed and even the IP address of him/her (it was in Mexico by a mobile device). My contacts were not erased, nor was my password (though I have now immediately changed it). The stange thing is that in my "sent" folder, there is only one email that went out, and it was to only 5 or 6 of my contacts, whereas there were dozens of returned emails from those who no longer exist, so I know they were sent.

It can't be that they "faked" my email address becuase they used every single person in my own EXTERNALLY saved address book. How?

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