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#1 dyson1


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

logged into my yahoo e-mail and was getting to know my acct. clicked on recent activities and was shown to be in south boston. is that a normal reading? i'm using mozilla firefox browser

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:49 PM

Hi there,

If it's not your current location then your account is probably compromised. I would recommend you to change your password immediately on a known clean machine.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:59 PM

By any chance are you, or were you using a proxy or mobile platform when you performed the inquiry?

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

Yahoo Help: Manage Location and Language settings

Current Location: We use your IP address provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), or the location detected from your mobile device (if you gave it permission to use your location).

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:55 PM

It is not unusual for an IP address to show a location that is not yours.

Internet providers acquire blocks of IP address and those IP addresses will show the location of the person who previously had that address. With time it usually corrects itself as they get updated.

You did mention in another topic you started about the same thing that your IP address is dynamic. You also said that you changed your Yahoo password and reinstalled your operating system and were still told Boston.

With a dynamic IP address which changes the simple explanation is the the database is not updated yet to reflect your location.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 07 May 2015 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:12 PM

update on problem. did a full re-install. comp sped back up. ran the minitoolbox. 2 pings to google went thru. 2 pings to yahoo didn't(dropped packet?). a little background: I play an MMO(swtor) 2 years ago I wanted in on the public test server. my anti virus flagged it for a Trojan(EA and Bioware put the game out. go figure). deleted the file. 2>3 wks ago I tried the PTS again. no flags this time. shortly after I downloaded and installed the PTS portion of the game(2>5 minutes) my comp slowed down and I panicked. after the re-install I haven't installed the PTS portion of the game. I'm not very comp savvy.(construction background). I built this comp after watching youtube for 2 wks(newegg channel)in January(3 months old) I check and update everything manually every day. my anti-virus comes with my ISP.  Kinda stumped. I'm wondering if I should scrap this rig out, quit my game and get a laptop.

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