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« Reply #100 on: May 01, 2013, 09:13:34 AM »

Got this from ZoneAlarm today....
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Email Hacked? Here Is What To Do

Your email account is not accepting your password. Your friends are asking how you got stranded in London and whether you got the money they wired. Your mother wants to know why you are sending out emails with nothing in it, but a link.
Surprise, your email has been hacked. Perhaps you clicked on a link in an email from a similarly affected friend and downloaded a password-stealing malware. Or you were tricked into telling a scammer your password. Or, you were using the same password across several sites, and the attacker had found the password elsewhere.
Why you, you ask? Maybe your email address was on a spam lists or in some stolen database from some other site. Depending on who you are, or who you work for, the attackers may have specifically targeted you. Or perhaps you were just (un)luckyóthe attackers cast a wide net and you just got caught.
Okay, so you are hacked. Now what?
Regain Control
The first step is to regain control. If you are locked out of your account, try the password reset process by clicking on the ďforgot password?Ē link. If the attacker hasnít changed your password reset or your password hints, then you can just click on the link and get back in to your account. That may not work if the attacker has already changed the reset address and security questions.
Most email providers offer some high-level process to help users regain control of their accounts. Of course, depending on the provider, that process may be easy or difficult. Hotmail/Outlook.com users can answer a few questions to verify their identity. Google requires more detailed information in order to verify you are the owner.
Maybe you were lucky and the attacker didnít lock you out of your account or delete any of your messages. In which case, your first job is to change your password.
Change Your Password
Once back in your account, itís time to change that password to something strong. ďPassword1,Ē ďletmein,Ē or even your last name backwards are not good passwords. Pick a long, weird password, with a mix of characters, upper and lower case letters, and numbers. An obscure phrase would work.
Check Your Password Resets
Did the hacker change the email address listed as the recovery address? Change it back to your own, and make sure the attacker didnít add any additional ones.
Make sure the security questions are still questions you know the answers to. This may be a good time to change them so that someone just looking at your Facebook page wonít be able to just guess the answers.
If your email provider allows you to automatically forward a copy of your messages to another address, check to make sure the attacker didnít set that up with some other email address.
Change Your Habits
Think about what you were doing before you got hacked. Clicked on a link? Didnít have antivirus running to detect that malware? Reused passwords across several sites? Told someone your passwords? Letís make sure not to make that mistake again. Be careful about what sites you visit, donít click on random links if you donít know what they are about, and be paranoid about your password.
Donít ever share your password with anybody!
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« Reply #101 on: May 01, 2013, 08:59:21 PM »

Thanks Martin


Brilliant advice, I was only aware that I had been hacked when my iPad went mad with the email pings going off every few seconds at 5:10am which woke me up!  >>:-(
When I went into my emails I discovered that the emails were failure to send notices from old email addresses some from almost 8 years ago! The dodgy email which also appeared said it was from Yahoo but it looked wrong and said it had picked a log on from an un-authorised device, the IP address being from Argentina!  >>:-(  It said if it wasn't me I should change my password with the link on the email! I wasn't going to be that stupid, so I went to the proper yahoo website and changed through the proper method just in case. Anyway following your advice I have changed everything to reduce the chances of this happening again. :-))
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« Reply #102 on: May 01, 2013, 10:01:55 PM »

 
Am observation, probably irrelevant,
 
The bulk of the spam that I block/dump says its from 'Yahoo' ??  O0 >>:-( >>:-(
 
I would block Yahoo itself except some family members use 'Yahoo' email  >>:-( <*<
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« Reply #103 on: May 02, 2013, 11:50:43 AM »

I use my service providers email - BT - they have now moved their email to Yahoo, so no choice there. I had to change my password last week as they blocked my account because of a suspicious email.
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« Reply #104 on: May 02, 2013, 03:48:47 PM »

I use my service providers email - BT - they have now moved their email to Yahoo, so no choice there. I had to change my password last week as they blocked my account because of a suspicious email.
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Plenty of choice.  I have Thunderbird handling my mailboxes, which learns about junk, albeit slowly.  I got a hotmail account sometime the back end of the last century, and it has served well through several ISPs.  There is the ISP mail account as well, of course, but this is mainly for the benefit of the ISP contacting me and one or two others who don't like hotmail.  Thunderbird handles both equally well.
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« Reply #105 on: May 02, 2013, 03:51:28 PM »

Hi Malc,
 Can you Password protect Thunderbird?
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« Reply #106 on: May 02, 2013, 09:30:49 PM »

Why would you want to?  It lives on your machine, thus sharing any password protection that the machine was given.  It contacts your mailboxes via their providers using the login/password that you tell it to remember an gives a simple unified way to handle all your email.  I used to go diving into my separate mailboxes, but using a client program is so much simpler.  I did use Outlook Express, but that died off and switched to Windows Live which could not be customised to my liking, and I wound up with Thunderbird.  It needed some coaxing to work with hotmail, but the new version just sits there and works after recognising the providers for what they are.  Boring, like it should be.
The only time I need to dive into my raw mailboxes is when I need to change my password for that account, and that is usually a bit of a head scratcher because using the client makes you brain that bit lazier.
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« Reply #107 on: May 02, 2013, 10:06:24 PM »

Malcolm,
 
When you say Outlook Express died off, was it a localised problem.
 
Am still using Outlook Express with Multiple mailboxes.
 
In the dim dark past used Eudora, free version, but have an inkling, could be wrong, it is no longer free.
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« Reply #108 on: May 02, 2013, 11:06:23 PM »


Am still using Outlook Express with Multiple mailboxes.
 

I need a email client with password protection for my shared PC at work
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« Reply #109 on: May 03, 2013, 04:08:11 AM »

I need a email client with password protection for my shared PC at work

Martin,
 
Am not a PC guru but could you have different/profile user access via a password to the shared PC thereby denying access to your emails.
 
Or would the email client still be accessible no matter what, because the PC can be accessed by others.
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« Reply #110 on: May 03, 2013, 09:18:36 AM »


You can password protect Outlook Express ( but not full Outlook?? )
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« Reply #111 on: May 03, 2013, 10:14:50 AM »

You can password protect Outlook Express ( but not full Outlook?? )

Found this link on Thunderbird which may address your concerns
 
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/06/28/how-to-password-protect-the-email-client-thunderbird/
 
 
PS just noticed that the writer in the link is also called Martin  O0 O0 %% %% %%
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« Reply #112 on: May 03, 2013, 11:58:40 AM »

"PS just noticed that the writer in the link is also called Martin"

Don't remeber typing that but it's the same concerns I have!
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« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2013, 05:52:28 PM »

Accessing the site this evening I was presented with a page saying 'Modelboatmayhem Annual user survey - win an ipad...'
If you complete the survey it then says pick your prize, then asks for your mobile phone number. In small print it says you are subscribing to a £4.50 a month competition service. Having rapidly disconnected, a little later a smaller window of adverts appeared again quoting this sites name.
 
Has anybody else had this or is it just me?
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« Reply #114 on: May 04, 2013, 05:58:38 PM »

Report it to Martin via pm, mod report or e mail.
As soon as.

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« Reply #115 on: May 04, 2013, 06:37:16 PM »


Just checked, can't see anything this end ....
 ( Just to make sure, running full site scan now)

 Run a FULL virus check on your PC Doug, check for new browser 'toolbars' & new folders in;
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« Reply #116 on: May 04, 2013, 06:55:45 PM »

Seems to be the old mobile phone scam where
you ended up paying for mobile phone messages.
£1.50 for a message and three per month equalling
£4.50.
Just clicking to look at what you can win winds you in
You should have an option to send STOP to a number
It has probably already cost £4.50

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« Reply #117 on: May 04, 2013, 08:50:15 PM »


Just checked, can't see anything this end ....
 ( Just to make sure, running full site scan now)

 Run a FULL virus check on your PC Doug, check for new browser 'toolbars' & new folders in;
 \Program Files 
  \Program Files\Common


 
No hacking but useful advice,  found a couple of 'empty' folders now gone :-)) :-))
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« Reply #118 on: May 04, 2013, 09:41:55 PM »


 Site Virus scan comes back clean.   :police:
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« Reply #119 on: May 04, 2013, 10:49:27 PM »

Found it although a complete virus scan [Macafee] came up clean. It was an application called Tinynetwork classified as Malware which causes pop ups and adverts to impose themselves. Fortunately control panel remove program seeks to have killed it. Not sure if it was downloading Gimp (photo editing software) or using car network (thinking of changing the car). After using the latter targeted ads appeared embedded on one of my home pages, these have now disappeared. Glad its me and not the forum.
Martin you can rest easy now , sorry to have caused a minor kerfuffle.
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« Reply #120 on: May 04, 2013, 11:05:49 PM »


Now you mention it, I had the same issue with Gimp myself!

NB: If anyone is going to download a piece of trial software, go to reputable sites first eg. Cnet zdnet, etc
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« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2013, 10:07:40 PM »

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Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@modelboatmayhem.co.uk and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
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Seem to be happening a lot recently Martin
 
 
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« Reply #122 on: May 11, 2013, 10:34:46 PM »


I get this a lot Dave. I find the quickest way out is to switch off Mayhem and re sign back in.

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« Reply #123 on: May 11, 2013, 11:00:16 PM »

Running repairs and a backup tonight lads.... nothing on TV tonight?   :-)
 
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« Reply #124 on: May 11, 2013, 11:01:44 PM »

So it's YOUR fault AGAIN then Martin.....OOPSY defo running for cover NOW
 
 
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