sluggo wrote:I opened an email from an old friend a few weeks ago. It was plaintext spam about inkjet carts with a link at the bottom. I'm sure he didn't sent it knowingly and I silently chided him for not being more careful. So, of course, the following day I get dozens of bounced messages in my Inbox about undeliverable messages. They're all sent to out-of-date addresses in my contact list. Big sigh.
I'd heard about trojans being embedded in plaintext, and I guess I got one. Can anyone offer some advice on how to deal with this? Best case would be to find the source and get rid of it, but I can live with just an outgoing filter to prevent spamming all my friends.
Running windows 7, Office suite (Outlook), and MSE behind the standard DSL modem and Linksys with dd-WRT firmware.
just brew it! wrote:Please e-mail me directly (content of message doesn't matter, can be empty), so I can compare the headers against those of a legit e-mail coming from you.
sluggo wrote:Okay, found something important. The contact list this mailer is pulling from is the one I have online at Yahoo's servers, NOT the one I keep locally on my Outlook installation. I looked at a few more messages and found many addresses that not kept locally, but are on the Yahoo mail account online.
Do I start screaming at Yahoo? Cancel my account? Log in with another machine and change passwords? All of the above?
JJCDAD wrote:My Yahoo mail account has been hacked twice in the past month or so. I use a very strong password, so I don't understand how this is happening. When I looked at the login history on my yahoo account it showed one login from Thailand and one from Netherlands (probably proxies). The first time it happened, I immediately changed my password, but it happened again a few days later. I changed my password again and this time I did not update Blackberry with the new password. No problems in the past couple weeks.
Did the OP have the Blackberry connection as well?
sluggo wrote:Sounds like it might be time to get some distance between me and Yahoo.
just brew it! wrote:sluggo wrote:Sounds like it might be time to get some distance between me and Yahoo.
And start using stronger passwords...