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At home, upon checking my GMAIL addy, I found a message saying I had successfully changed my Yahoomail password. Whaaat??? I frantically opened my YahooMail page (which is set to always be logged in, here at home) and tried to change my password. It would not work without my current password, at which point I tried to ask for my own password.
Yahoo has this inscrutable, complicated process in which you confirm your identity first before being able to: change your password, ask for a replacement password, delete your account, or even just send email to customer care. This is all great for security yeah… EXCEPT I HAD JUST GOTTEN MY EMAIL ADDRESS HIJACKED so pardon me if I felt ill will towards the red tape.
My registration details did not match what they had on record. Meaning, whatever got control of my email account password, also got into my registration details and probably changed them. Meaning, my email to customer care telling them that I had lost control of my email account, DID NOT GET THROUGH to an actual human being. Meaning, goodbye email addy of 8 years.
So I spent most of that sleepless night exporting member lists of my multiple mailing lists, and transferring ownerships of those lists to different members, to ensure that the hacking would not include deletion of my yahoogroups.
Unfortunately i did not have the time to delete my address book or emails. Meaning, someone or something out there may have access to your email address. And may use my old email address in order to phish for your account details.
So please, disregard any email coming from acid42@YAHOO.com. And especially disregard any YM message coming from acid42. Delete that account from your YM contacts list please!
My primary email is now acid42[at]GMAIL[dot]com. And my YM ID is now lionel_valdellon.
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Things I’ve learned from my research.
1. It is dangerous to click on links from within YahooMessenger.
Even if it’s from people you know. Always ask where any link they give you leads. If you must follow a link, then copy the URL and post to your browser window.
2. Phishers target YM to send malware.
The attack starts with an IM message from a user’s buddy list. The message directs the users to a site where they log in and reveal their Yahoo identity and password. The phisher then gains access to all of the users personal ID stored as part of the individual’s Yahoo account.
3. It is dangerous to keep your email account ALWAYS LOGGED IN.
The hacking code probably got my password from my browser cache, since I am always logged in here at home. NOT ANYMORE!
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