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  • how did they hack me?

    Somehow 'they' got ahold of my yahoo email Contacts list and sent spam from my email address (but it doesn't look like they actually sent them from my yahoo email account).

    How on earth did these geniuses do that?

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    there are several ways to crack a yahoo password
    change your pass, and change your email address and hope they didn't "info crack" you
    in other-words, using your secret question to reset your password
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    • #3
      They didn't change my password nor did they change my secret questions.

      How did they get into my Contact List without my password?

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      • #4
        yahoo isnt the most secure host out there.

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        • #5
          dude change your host.

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          • #6
            How could it be my host if my Yahoo account wasn't breached?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rnmcd View Post
              Somehow 'they' got ahold of my yahoo email Contacts list and sent spam from my email address (but it doesn't look like they actually sent them from my yahoo email account).

              How on earth did these geniuses do that?
              Don't worry too much. Today seems from your address,tomorrow seems from my address.
              No,they did not send it from your address.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by beishe8 View Post
                Don't worry too much. Today seems from your address,tomorrow seems from my address.
                No,they did not send it from your address.
                Yep, you have been spoofed, I see it happen from time to time.. get spam from what looks like one of my website email addresses. Did someone accuse you of sending it or did it just hit your inbox?

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                • #9
                  Lots of people in my Contacts list accused me because it shows it came from my email address. I also received it at my work email address from my yahoo email.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rnmcd View Post
                    I also received it at my work email address from my yahoo email.
                    Don't be surprised if you receive an email from your Yahoo email address to your Yahoo email address.
                    And it is not only Yahoo.


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                    • #11
                      Do you mean other web-based email services are having this same problem?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rnmcd View Post
                        Do you mean other web-based email services are having this same problem?
                        Yes,they do.
                        You might receive several hundred bounced back emails ,sent all from your address.
                        Seems,from your address.
                        Falsified headers do the trick.


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                        • #13
                          So where was the vulnerability? How did they access my Yahoo contacts list if they didn't have access to my Yahoo password?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rnmcd View Post
                            So where was the vulnerability? How did they access my Yahoo contacts list if they didn't have access to my Yahoo password?
                            Many possibilities.
                            One of them:Send some email to someone and CC them to all your contacts.
                            Last edited by beishe8; Thu 24th Dec '09, 10:37am.


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                            • #15
                              I don't understand that. How did they get my contacts if they didn't have my password?

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