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#1 learningtolearn

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:40 AM

Every time I link to Facebook from my gmail account, I get a message that my account has been locked because there was a login attempt from another location. It is always New York, NY from a Windows XP Firefox browser. 208.184.77.186 is listed. This began after I unchecked a few items on what I believe was the startup menu. I don't remember how I did it, what I unchecked, or how to access that list. I have run adwcleaner, malwarebytes. Can anyone help me? Thank you!



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

What do you mean "link to Facebook from my gmail"? I have never heard of such a process. What is it for and how do you do it? I would suggest not doing it for now as that IP is not safe.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:33 PM

If I have a notification from Facebook sent to my email account, that link takes me to Facebook. When I get there, Facebook logs me out to create a new password. The number is the information provided as further information in a tab other than the initial tab that lists New York, NY and Firefox for Windows XP as the source of the breach.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

Is that link cause by a virus or something?



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:41 PM

Sounds like something got ahold of your your Facebook credentials. The first thing I would do is reset the password to the email account attached to the Facebook account, then change the password for the facebook account, and finally report the account here.  Make sure your email account password and Facebook password are NOT the same. Also see here for more info. Next I would check to see what apps, either in Facebook or on your phone, where you entered in your password. It looks like a front for a fake anti-spam or anti-porn service. Have you recently signed up for anything like that?


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

Is that link cause by a virus or something?

 

The one I posted to Bruteforcers? No. It's a site that tracks IPs that are seen to use brute force attacks as a way of getting into systems. A brute force attack is where you try to guess someone's password by guessing the most common passwords and using dictionaries to guess common words. See more info here.

 

PS. Do you ever get the warning when trying to sign into Facebook the normal way?


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:00 PM

No, I was asking if the number I posted is a virus.

 

I have gotten it so many times now, I don't recall if it happens when I go to Facebook the normal. way. :/



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:51 PM

The number you posted is a IP address. A IP address is like the phone number to a computer that runs a website or server. The IP address you posted has been seen attempting to hack into accounts and systems. No matter what I would suggest changing your facebook password ASAP. 






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