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    FROM TODAY I DISPISE YAHOO

    Today I found out that my yahoo account was hacked. All my contacts were sent nasty emails and some just spam emais about prommotions. Now this hackers made it look like the email was sent by me. I spent the whole day today sending counter emails to my contacts, trying to restore my image.

    I then try to tell yahoo what happened by clicking on the help link, a messege comes up "we think that your account has been tempered with. We advise that you change your password and make it tricky."

    I am moving over to gmail with all the contacts I managed to rescue today.

    Yahoo No More!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sdukzen, This is unimaginably shocking! I'm now asking myself what would I have done had I been in your position! American senators were impeached for distasteful content in their emails. They all maintained that their accounts were hacked! Just maybe some of them were telling the truth. I'm resolving to get watermarks and digital signatures. I can't afford something like this happening to me! It's widely speculated that email accounts cannot be hacked into, clearly this is not the case!
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    Vanash, its bad out of 40 contacts I managed to restore 11. Slowly but surely I will restore most of the. My image has been dented, I cant just imagine me sending for example Brain Mdluli an email about viagra, thats just not me. I have to now make time to go to their offices and explain face to face.

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    moving to gmail is not gona make it any better...i had a similar issue with my gmail account...then 9 attempts at my bank accounts...lucky i had the bank software loaded...which is what detected the attempts...from a far east country...i took it to a computor company...formatted the hard drive then loaded all sorts of software to make sure there were no more bugs...and since dont use that computor for banking...etc

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    Modork you are right, I just read an article about this spammers looks like you can be a victim whether you on gmail or whatever.

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    This thread is very disturbing! One must appreciate that all digital data such as email, online communities are classified as data message by the ECT. It's admissible as evidence in terms of the law of evidence. Take for instance, the Jessica De santos debacle. We know that she made the post becuase she admitted to it, but what happens in a situation where she didn't really make those posts and now her reputation is tarnished for it. I think we all need to be very careful with email and internet. I have norton antivirus, I update it regularly and also to regular scans...we ned to stay ahead of cyber criminals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdukzen View Post
    Vanash, its bad out of 40 contacts I managed to restore 11. Slowly but surely I will restore most of the. My image has been dented, I cant just imagine me sending for example Brain Mdluli an email about viagra, thats just not me. I have to now make time to go to their offices and explain face to face.
    I wouldn't sweat it too much. If they know you, they should be well aware that this wouldn't be in your nature either.

    Something that you need to check, though, is whether your Yahoo account really was hacked - or whether the sender was just forging the email headers as being from you. That happens a lot too.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    DAVE. THEY DO KNOW ME THAT I WONT DO SUCH A THING. THE EMAILS WERE SENT IN MY ACCOUNT, I COULD SEE THIS BECAUSE I STARTED TO GET THE FAILER TO DEALIVER MESSEGES. ALL MESSEGES WERE SENT TO PEOPLE I HAVE NOT EMAILED FOR LONG TIME NOW. I TERMINATED THE ACCOUNT TODAY BECAUSE I WAS STILL GETTING THIS FAILER TO DELIVER MESSEGES.

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    what is even more disturbing...is how many people and "departments" are tracing and monitoring your emails..banking transactions...you name it...especially if you are red flagged...not only emails but all communications...there are building situated in key location which have officials monitoring data and air waves 24/7/365...dont for a minute think that there is such a thing as a secure line...i dont believe...even the usa president has a secure line...

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    no need to shout sodkozen...i am sure dave can read the samll print.

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