[Homeroast] E-mail addresses hijacked.

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sat Jan 21 12:33:30 CST 2012


To actually fix the problem and prevent reoccurrence you have to change 
your e-mail address and use something other than a highly popular 
preinstalled e-mail client or many web based services.

On 01/21/2012 11:36 AM, Frank Parth wrote:
>> I'm sorry to report my e-mail address book was hijacked.
>>
>> The email sent out was just a line or two of nonsensical letters and
>> symbols.
>> I've no idea who sent it or what it means. I've changed my password to
>> try and prevent this again.
>>
>> Sorry,
>>
>>
>> Earl
>>
>>
>> Just be yourself;
>> everyone else is taken.
>
> Earl,
> Sorry to hear that. It happens. Changing your password usually doesn't
> do much except keep the hackers out of access tothe list using your
> e-mail address.
>
> If it was just a line of nonsense, then what they're doing is testing to
> make sure they have a useable address. If it had kicked back to them as
> unusable they would move on to someone else's address.
>
> Now that they have your e-mail addy, they will probably use it multiple
> times to send out spam, and there ain't much you can do about it.
> Eventually they'll get tired of using your address and use someone else's.
>
> Frank Parth
>
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