[aprssig] Clicking SPAM links

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 17 11:46:02 CDT 2013


 
 
I know this is far OFF TOPIC, but I removed all my Yahoo Contacts and keep them in a readily accessable spreadsheet.  I now have only one bogus contact that will generate a bounced message.
  If you delete them all for something less than the permanant time-threshold, then restore them for a few days when you need them -- is another work possible around.
 
Fool me once, shame on thee.  Fool me twice, shame on me.
 
P.S. My address and password was NOT in the 2012 hacked list and I still got hyjacked...

73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)

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--- On Sun, 3/17/13, Ron Stordahl, AE5E <ronn5in-aprssig at yahoo.com> wrote:





This is a well known Yahoo E-Mail hack which was the result of a theft of about 500,000 Yahoo e-mail accounts including passwords. You can Google it for details.



If you have an Yahoo account you should immediately change your Yahoo password, this will prevent the problem...at least until another break in!


Ron, AE5E








From: Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> 
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Hot News -- Clicking SPAM links







 
 
Ya gotta' watch that because it appears that clicking spam links somehow can gain access to your address book and account.  At least there was a recent batch of that on Yahoo mail.  I (for the first time ever) and others got hooked and I rarely click links without checking, but bit and had zillions of "You got hyjacked" emails from my address book entries.
 
ALWAYS hover over and read the true link regardless of whom it is from...
 
73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)

--- On Sun, 3/17/13, Chuck Gooden <Chuck.Gooden at comcast.net> wrote:


I clicked the link and was redirected to an add ad for weight loss Raspberry drops.





On 3/17/2013 9:42 AM, scott laughlin wrote:





Link mangled so no one else gets caught:

http://www.channelshop.com.au/ffsk/znkq
 
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