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Helen~
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« on: June 20, 2013, 08:56:39 AM »

Hi friends,

Have you seen any problems with receiving hacked email from someone's yahoo mail account?  I received one, but didn't click on the malicious link so all is well. I'm wondering if there is any advice beyond the usual that I can pass on to friends.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 02:17:43 PM »

Hi Helen, sounds like someone that has your address in their address book is infected......their system should be checked for malware, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 04:23:07 PM »

Hello Helen  Smiley

Further to what MrC said about getting their system checked for malware, there is also a Yahoo help article for possibly compromised accounts.

Compromised accounts

In the first instance I would contact your friend and ensure they change their password - Probably best done from a known clean PC.

Changing your password
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013, 07:37:45 PM »

Thanks for the advice.  I did a little further checking and came up with this...pasted.

Yahoo is having some serious hacker
Problems.  Unlike Gmail and Outlook, they don't use two-factor
Authentication which makes accounts more difficult to hack.    Yahoo is
Encouraging users to protect their accounts by using strong passwords,
Anti-virus software and avoiding clicking on malicious links

Maybe Yahoo should tighten up their authentication.  yippee

Nice to see that you're all still on the ball.

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