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    Someone hacked my e-mail

    Someone I share a computer with got into my Yahoo email. I am wondering;
    1. How did they do it?
    2. How do I know if my email is still "hacked"?
    3. How do I prevent it?
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    Change your password immediately and make the new one something nonsensical that includes numbers and symbols.

    There are programs out there for hacking accounts, or the person could have watched you sign on and remembered the password.
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    1. Yahoo has had horrible security enforcement. Many passwords were discovered.
    2. Change your password, make it unique and secure.
    3. Don't use Yahoo.

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    Use google.
    Click "Log Out". If you just close the browser you are not logged out, they merely need to open a new browser window and open what ever you were logged into and they are in like Flynn.

    Put a persistent linux distro on a thumb drive and only use that.
    Just roll with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bici_mania View Post
    If you just close the browser you are not logged out, they merely need to open a new browser window and open what ever you were logged into and they are in like Flynn.
    That was my first thought. My computer will keep me signed into a lot of stuff (like Bike Forums) unless I deliberately sign out or change settings. If I was sharing this computer, I would check/change settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Change your password immediately and make the new one something nonsensical that includes numbers and symbols.

    There are programs out there for hacking accounts, or the person could have watched you sign on and remembered the password.
    I have had this happen several times - frustrating... my password is now about 30 letters and numbers/symbols long... if its someone you live with, figuring out your password would not be hard. Again make it ridculously long and difficult with cap and small letters numbers and symbols.

    Also - always sign out; always log off; never save passwords; never leave your computer running; all the common sense stuff...also I routinely dump all the email addresses that get saved... this prevents someone using my computer to spam out emails...
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    Did you receive a email from Yahoo that you need to verify your account? This is a fake email sent by the hacker. Once you click on the verify link it brings you to the yahoo mail login page, where you have to key in your login name and password. The cloned page is how they got you to give them your login name and password.

    When you received this suspicious email, the [sender] box may show that it is from yahoo, but when you move your mouse over to the [sender] box without clicking, it will show the true identity of the sender. Sometimes they tell you that if you do not verify or confirm your account it will be deleted. Well, I did not reply to them, and my mail is still alive... Just delete this email.
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    I was hacked once and I didn't like the experience. Like getting burgled. You feel invaded.

    Plus they sent my rich Aunt Sally porn.

    That embarrassed me until she upped my stake.

    I guess it turns out she has a thing for webcams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I was hacked once and I didn't like the experience. Like getting burgled. You feel invaded.

    Plus they sent my rich Aunt Sally porn.

    That embarrassed me until she upped my stake.

    I guess it turns out she has a thing for webcams.
    Yeah, "they" hacked you. Uh huh.
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    And you said I could "trust" you.

    That hurt, you know.

    But at least Aunt Sally's happy and that's what counts.
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    don't share computers
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Change your password immediately and make the new one something nonsensical that includes numbers and symbols.
    But do it in a way that makes sense for you.

    For instance, you could take the last 2 letters of family member names, combine with birth month and throw in some @ signs and ! at the end.

    So, Mary, born in April, and John born in October could be: Ry@04Hn@10!

    Or use a phrase acronym, with alternating Caps, such as: "This is My Yahoo Email Password For Now" = TiMyP4N

    In other words, come up with something hard to guess, but fairly easy to remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    don't share computers
    This is true, plus the more users a machine has the more likely other problems will arise.
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    Lesson learned. Send porn to our Aunt now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    And you said I could "trust" you.

    That hurt, you know.

    That's what safewords are for. Palomino! Palomino!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    That's what safewords are for. Palomino! Palomino!
    Palomino?! I thought you said what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas. You better not post the pics of me wearing the saddle and bridle.

    Dang it, did I post that out loud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Change your password immediately and make the new one something nonsensical that includes numbers and symbols.

    There are programs out there for hacking accounts, or the person could have watched you sign on and remembered the password.
    "Fix Your Terrible, Insecure Passwords in Five Minutes" ....easy to remember too.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/techno...minutes.2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    I have had this happen several times - frustrating... my password is now about 30 letters and numbers/symbols long... if its someone you live with, figuring out your password would not be hard. Again make it ridculously long and difficult with cap and small letters numbers and symbols.

    Also - always sign out; always log off; never save passwords; never leave your computer running; all the common sense stuff...also I routinely dump all the email addresses that get saved... this prevents someone using my computer to spam out emails...
    I have one question for your long password , how do you remember it . The expert always say do not write down the password but remember it . 30 characters in a password to remember ? this will kill all my brain cells for sure .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mapeiboy View Post
    I have one question for your long password , how do you remember it . The expert always say do not write down the password but remember it . 30 characters in a password to remember ? this will kill all my brain cells for sure .
    The nuts and bolts of my [above] link would use your phrase "this will kill all my brain cells for sure" and yield a password of twkambcfs. Easy for you to remember because its your phrase, but bears no resemblance to any name, date, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    The nuts and bolts of my [above] link would use your phrase "this will kill all my brain cells for sure" and yield a password of twkambcfs. Easy for you to remember because its your phrase, but bears no resemblance to any name, date, etc.
    siafgaiwtmh skijor is a freaking genius and I want to marry him.
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    IDGAF is a good one for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    siafgaiwtmh skijor is a freaking genius and I want to marry him.
    I know what that means. You take that back.

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    I've had my Yahoo mail hacked. I now use Gmail. A good way to generate PW's that I use is to pick a couple of licence plates at random while driving around, like 508 ERB and 678 SGE, then make up a nonsense word, that is easy to remember based on them. GeeselBurb<- Throw in a random Cap in a spot easy to remember, then add a number that is meaningful, but not relevant to you personally, like 72069 (College friend on mine was born on 7/20/69, and now works for NASA-An example, I don't use it myself)
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    IDGAF is a good one for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
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    I do...indeed I do.
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