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how did this happen?

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#1 yudell426


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

Hello. i have a question maybe someone can provide some insight. i joined a national job seekers website. i created a profile and linked up with several people who had similar skills in my line of work. one day i visited the site to add an update to my account, only to find my entire contacts list was posted on my profile page. i'm not talking about contacts for job recruiters i employed in the past, but even personal friends who had nothing to do with my job search. I didn't give them this information, it just suddenly appeared. How were they able to obtain all of this information from my PC?

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

Software, knowingly or unknowingly, was downloaded to your computer and it found your address book(s).
You may have even allowed it according to their EULA....terms of use.

Facebook in its early days did this. When someone signed up, Facebook would send them an email that contained
software that would find and send their address book info back to Facebook and then Facebook would spam every one of
the addresses.
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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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