Yahoo e-mail problemsI have been having my e-mail
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:01 AM
I change my password serveral times during the day and still get mail sent to me by
my account. The e-mails seem to come from Russian area of the world.
Any idea's to stop this would help!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:05 AM
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:14 AM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:19 AM
and I believe they don't have the staff to secure things properly.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:39 AM
This should be the same for other accounts, do not have the same password and question on simple accounts like facebook and your bank or e-mail accounts.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:38 AM
Also, in many cases, your account may not have been hacked. Usually when that happens, they change your password. They also change your secret question, as noted by others, and the smarter ones will also add a fake secondary email, so that every time you change your account, they are notified and can change it again to serve their own purposes. No, your email address has probably just been lifted from a list that is sold and resold around the world. As Sparks points out, the spammers are simply faking the address so it looks like it came from your account.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:14 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:53 AM
I don't know that I have received any emails where they have faked an origin. Instead, it appears that the emails are sent to everyone in that person's address book. I just checked the header of one of the please-send-money - and it looks like it is from the US. (Granted, it doesn't mean their PC was compromised - could have been someone on their address list -)
>>>> The e-mails seem to come from Russian area of the world
I assume you are looking at the expanded headers of the message to determine that
Most likely your account has not been hacked. They can fake an origin of an email account.
Received: from nm35-vm3.bullet.mail.bf1.yahoo.com (nm35-vm3.bullet.mail.bf1.yahoo.com. [126.96.36.199])
by mx.google.com with SMTP id gh9si6075309qab.100.2012.04.27.17.50.23;
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:50:23 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of email@example.com designates 188.8.131.52 as permitted sender) client-ip=184.108.40.206;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of firstname.lastname@example.org designates 220.127.116.11 as permitted sender) email@example.com; dkim=pass (test mode) firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: from [18.104.22.168] by nm35.bullet.mail.bf1.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 28 Apr 2012 00:50:09 -0000
Received: from [22.214.171.124] by tm12.bullet.mail.bf1.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 28 Apr 2012 00:50:09 -0000
Received: from [127.0.0.1] by omp1006.mail.bf1.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 28 Apr 2012 00:50:09 -0000
Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:02 AM
It's sad but true that if you install any new anti-spyware program, it is probably going to find something on your PC. The majority of these will be false-positives, but the general nervousness generated by these findings is enough to keep the antivirus programs selling like hotcakes.
What I downloaded was super antispy or something like that. I have run it a few times and only has found tracking stuff. It was free. All I know I have not had any of my emails returned from friends telling me I had a virus.
I do know a little about key loggers. There are sites which will give free key loggers locaters.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:53 AM
Email spoofing is email activity in which the sender address and other parts of the email header are altered to appear as though the email originated from a different source. Because core SMTP doesn't provide any authentication, it is easy to impersonate and forge emails.
Although there are legitimate uses, these techniques are also commonly used in spam and phishing emails to hide the origin of the email message.
By changing[clarification needed] certain properties of the email, such as the From, Return-Path and Reply-To fields (which can be found in the message header), ill-intentioned users can make the email appear to be from someone other than the actual sender. The result is that, although the email appears to come from the address indicated in the From field (found in the email headers), it actually comes from another source.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:05 PM
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