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lmw
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someone stole my username and password

Post by lmw » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:29 am

Some a-hole stole my user name and password for yahoo messenger. What is the worst than can happen? When I went to login to look at a profile link it sent me to a page that had a bunch of garble on it couldnt understand and well it had my username and password on it so I know it was something he set up to redirect it and get my password when i logged in.

Is this a serious issue or does he just have control over that account?

Im not computer smart....obviously...lol

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Re: someone stole my username and password

Post by azwench » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:51 am

lmw wrote:Some a-hole stole my user name and password for yahoo messenger. What is the worst than can happen? When I went to login to look at a profile link it sent me to a page that had a bunch of garble on it couldnt understand and well it had my username and password on it so I know it was something he set up to redirect it and get my password when i logged in.

Is this a serious issue or does he just have control over that account?

Im not computer smart....obviously...lol
The easiest way for someone to grab your info is via clicking a link from them either in a chat room or a pm. Do not click links directly, instead right-click and copy then paste into a browser window if you must view a link. That won't activate anything they have buried in the link that you don't see.

My suggestion is if it's not an important ID let them have it. Live and learn. Never take an ID that you have emails sent to or important contacts on into a chat room. Better yet, don't add IDs as contacts onto that ID.

You should also check into doing an online scan to see if there are any other forms of hijackers you might be infected with. I suggest Bit Defender and Kaspersky to do that with.
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lmw
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Post by lmw » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:10 am

I scanned with BitDefender and received a virus. I know for certain he stole my information.....http://www.freewebpage.org/cgi-bin/home/login2

He used that above website to gain my password. I logged on today and changed my password se he hasnt changed it already obviously. IM sure he still has access to that id so Im just gonna stop using it.


Thanks.

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Post by azwench » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:54 am

lmw wrote:I scanned with BitDefender and received a virus. I know for certain he stole my information.....http://www.freewebpage.org/cgi-bin/home/login2

He used that above website to gain my password. I logged on today and changed my password se he hasnt changed it already obviously. IM sure he still has access to that id so Im just gonna stop using it.


Thanks.
If you use system restore, you need to disable it before running a scan for virii. Make sure it's absolutely cleaned out by using several online scanners to double-check...then re-enable system restore so that you haven't saved the virus in one of the restore points. If it's something that activates at boot up, then using adaware in safe mode can generally get rid of it. Or HijackThis...but you better know what you're taking out for sure when using it.

If that virus was a keylogger, he may have access to getting information to your other accounts, so check.
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