Someone hacked my hotmail

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  1. kainedamo Registered

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    Someone hacked my hotmail. I was checking my emails and I had recieved a whole **** load of "post notification failure" emails. You know, the email you get when an email you sent didn't get through. I checked a few of these post notification things, and someone has sent everyone in my address book the same email, using MY email address.

    This is the email.

    Hi! How are you?
    You know I've created my own website!
    Can you check how it works?
    It's http://lopigax.com/test
    Can you see video?
    Bye!

    The link doesn't seem to be harmful to my computer, and people on my msn checked it too.

    What should I do? Change my password? How did someone do this? It seems really pointless, like they're plugging some website.
     
  2. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Happens all the time. Hotmail is notoriously insecure. Get a Gmail account and close your Hotmail one.

    jag
     
  3. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Dan is such an ass****. :mad:
     
  4. kainedamo Registered

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    I don't get how someone hacked it. I only use one computer. I haven't used another computer to check emails in months!!
     
  5. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    It's not you. It's Hotmail. It's insecure. That's why it won't look a woman in the eye or strike up conversations with strangers. It's also why it will fall for any silver-tongued spammer who tells it that it looks really hawt and that it should let them have access to it. :o

    jag
     
  6. kainedamo Registered

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    Think I should change my password, or do you think this is a once off thing? First time it's happened to me. I've had the same email address since I was 16 and I'm now 21. The email the guy sent around seems harmless too.
     
  7. Morg Super Moderator

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    Did you have a simple password? I use caps, numbers in mine
     
  8. kainedamo Registered

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    It's not a simple password. It's not something you can just guess and it's fairly long.
     
  9. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I bet it is KainelovesVicki
     
  10. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    How many times do I have to say this? HOTMAIL IS INSECURE! It gets hacked by spammers regularly. Your password complexity will make little to no difference. If you want to stop it, delete your Hotmail account and get a different one like Gmail or another, more secure service.

    jag
     
  11. kainedamo Registered

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    Ok, thanks. All I'm saying is though, is that this is the first time this has happened to me.
     
  12. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Well, get ready for more of it, Junior.

    jag
     
  13. kainedamo Registered

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    Why do you think they do it? It seems like a big pointless waste of time.
     
  14. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Because they can then send out tons of spam from an account that cannot be traced back to them, that's why.

    jag
     
  15. Morg Super Moderator

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    Had hotmail for years and never any problems
     
  16. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Consider yourself lucky. Seriously. Do you have the free version or the paid version? People who actually pay M$ for Hotmail tend to have fewer issues with it, interestingly enough.

    jag
     
  17. Morg Super Moderator

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    Mine's free, use it to hold emails and so I have a account to use for trillian
     
  18. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Check your sent mail and make sure you haven't been hacked. It's really common. Some of the spammers are sneaky and clean out the sent box of stuff they've sent from your account and the only way you ever know they got into it is when you get responses back like the one's kaine did.

    jag
     
  19. Morg Super Moderator

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    Nope I have no weird sent mail, alot of junk mail on how to enlarge my penis though :o
     
  20. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    Well, at least there's something in there you can use. :up:

    jag
     
  21. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    You should read it... it might help. :)
     
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    What else do you use in your password, more specifically.. what is it.
     
  23. Harlekin Business

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    Yeah, I've never had a problem with my hotmail being hacked either, and I've been using it for ages now.
     
  24. War Lord Registered

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    You might have been careless one time using your school's computer. When I was in school, I used the school's computers and one day somebody had accessed their hotmail account without having signed off properly and so I was able to access their account.

    If I had been somebody else than who I was, I could have signed him up for childporn or somethig and left him to try and explain why he wasn't a child molestor or something.
     
  25. Edward Brock Registered

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    Really, get Gmail. You literally become a better human being. ;)
     

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