Watch Your Email Addresses!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Admiralla, Sep 22, 2003.

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    Admiralla Guest

    Hey guys!

    I post here from time to time and I know this message isn't photography
    related but I felt the need to let people know. Some of you may already be
    aware of this, but I thought I'd give the heads up for those who don't....

    I've been getting DOZENS of emails from "MS" or "Microsoft" or "internet
    service" claiming that they're sending me a new security patch or something
    like that both in my yahoo account and a personal account that I rarely use
    only for here on the newsgroups.

    Everyone of them have been viruses...

    I heard that these people are hitting the newsgroups and getting your emails
    from the various posts, thus sending everyone viruses and spam...

    I guess it just goes to show that you're not safe no matter where you go.

    I hope this benefits some of you.

    Admiralla, Sep 22, 2003
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    Dave Wood Guest

    Personally, this last week is the worst it's ever been. I'm getting 30 - 40
    a day, usually 150kb .exe files. I'm well protected, but it's such a boring
    pain in the derriere

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    Dave Wood, Sep 22, 2003
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    adam bootle Guest

    ditto ! got so much this past week I have had to invest in Norton

    adam bootle, Sep 22, 2003
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    Colyn Guest

    Dozens ???

    I have recieved over 8000 since Thursday night..

    I finally got smart and rerouted them to my domain e-mail server where
    they get automaticly deleted..

    Colyn Goodson
    Ft. Worth, Texas

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    Colyn, Sep 22, 2003
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    Trina Bulmer Guest

    What's the best way to deal with this? Is it ever going to stop? I don't
    want to have to change my email address or stop using the NG. What to
    I have been getting about 300 a day.
    Trina Bulmer, Sep 23, 2003
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    stig Guest

    use a separate emailaddress (yahoo is less spammy then hotmail) for all
    news activity, if you happen to be spammed in the way you are (300mails
    per day), then simply change address.
    also try to add words into your emailadress, for example

    its quite easy for a humen to understand what to remove but harder for a
    application that scans for emailadreses.
    stig, Sep 23, 2003
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    Trina Bulmer Guest

    Thanks, I think I may have a handle on it now, but we'll see. I dont' use
    yahoo or hotmail and I have already had to change my address once, don't
    really want to do it again if you know what I mean, such a hassle it is. Oh
    well. Thanks again.
    Trina Bulmer, Sep 23, 2003
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    LyghtBynder Guest

    Hi Folks, this is a killer little app. You can look at your messages
    STILL on the server and delete them there so they never reach your
    email box. some of these .exe worms can engage as soon as you click
    on the email subject.

    LyghtBynder, Sep 24, 2003
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