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    Caution: Danger of SPAM from Am - Not a JOKE!

    Folks.
    It appears my email account has had the the contacts list hijacked and sending spam.

    I only have a couple of people from AP on that list, so...

    I WILL NOT BE SENDING YOU ANY EMAILS IN THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.

    I WILL NOTIFY YOU THROUGH HERE WHEN IT HAS BEEN "CLEANED UP".

    MEANWHILE, PLS DELETE ANY EMAILS FROM ME UNOPENED.

    Ta, and apologies, Am.
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    Am, it happens.

    They haven't stolen your email contact list, they are using your email account to send them, thus your yahoo account itself has been hacked. As per my PM.

    Change your yahoo password
    Change passwords on sites where you have used the same PWD as your yahoo one.

    Once they cannot get into your yahoo account, the emails will stop. Ah the joys of being on the net...eh?
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    Rick is correct AM. Happened to my hotmail account last year too. Once you get your password sorted, put your another of your mail addresses into the address book. If it happens again, you be one of the first to know, like I was. I don't normally send spam to myself. It wasn't just spoofing of the email address. It was a hack into the hotmail system. Maybe the Chinese hackers are using it to train future cyber-warfare specialists.
    Last edited by Warbler; 02-02-2013 at 10:04am.

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    On a mildly pleasing note, I have changed all my passwords, including here, and it (OBVIOUSLY) works.
    Am.

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    So it was YOU that put the Am into spAm ...


    seriously tho, not fun having your email account hacked, so I feel for ya.
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    Looks like it. And now I should be canned.
    m.

    Sitting with my arms folded (yes, very productive!) hoping it's "solved".
    Last edited by ameerat42; 02-02-2013 at 1:01pm.

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    Thanks for the heads-up Am.

    I got an email from you but it looked sus so I didn't open the link.
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    Use STRONG passwords...

    We even have a password generator for AP members... (via the AP Extras menu)

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/apt..._password.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by trublubiker View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up Am.

    I got an email from you but it looked sus so I didn't open the link.
    That's good Kevin. You would have been on my contacts list automatically after the ems we sent.
    Am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Use STRONG passwords...

    We even have a password generator for AP members... (via the AP Extras menu)

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/apt..._password.html
    Ta Kym. I'll look it up.
    Am.

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    Just a heads up. I have started getting people (unknown to me) wanting to add me via my yahoo messenger. Not sure if is related to this, but anyone on Am's email list might want to watch who they add to their messenger contacts, just in case.

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    Ta Rick.

    To all contacts on AP...
    I have sent you an email titled
    Caution about hijacked account. Don't open "Hey" emails from me.

    It has been sent using the BCC box only to maintain your privacy.

    You can read this one.
    Am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trublubiker View Post

    I got an email from you but it looked sus so I didn't open the link.
    They're all suss, just some more than others.

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    If you get the one titled
    Caution about hijacked account. Don't open "Hey" emails from me.
    Then it's the one I sent after I had done two virus cleanouts and had reset that password.
    Am.

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