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Is it possible to infect a webmail account?


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#1 helpmeplz2

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi, let's say I logged into my yahoo mail account on an infected computer, is it possible for it to infect my yahoo webmail account?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

If there's a keylogger or other password stealer someone could get your password and use your account. But otherwise: no, it is not possible to "infect your account". It's on someone else's server.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

If there's a keylogger or other password stealer someone could get your password and use your account. But otherwise: no, it is not possible to "infect your account". It's on someone else's server.

I know that, but I was really wondering if it was possible to "infect" the account with a script or something and then when I log in to it on another computer, it could infect that one.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:07 AM

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:13 AM

So are you absolutely certain it is impossible to infect a webmail account?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

So are you absolutely certain it is impossible to infect a webmail account?

It's not impossible, but highly unlikely since you're the only user with access to it.

Hackers tend to target ordinary sites to catch as many victims as possible rather than targeting individual users via their email accounts.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:36 PM


So are you absolutely certain it is impossible to infect a webmail account?

It's not impossible, but highly unlikely since you're the only user with access to it.

Hackers tend to target ordinary sites to catch as many victims as possible rather than targeting individual users via their email accounts.

Well I did log in to it on an infected computer once, that is why I was asking.




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