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Old 07-12-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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yahoo hacke?


guys,
first off Im not sure this is the right forum but I dont know where else to ask, so here goes.
The other day I went to a public place and connected using a Slax linux live CD on my own laptop.
When I asked for the DSL cable to connect, a guy told he wasnt using his anymore and so I plugged it in and used dhcp to connect.
I was just running a test on the CD itself.
The connection seemed to be unusually slow, a thing I though the lack of a swap partition on my laptop was responsable for.
I connected to yahoo.com and logged in to my e-mail account.
It took ages to check my mail.
When I connected to check my mail from the office today, lo and behold I couldnt login, it says the password was incorrect.
I tried several times to no avail.
Now, I can't believe I have been hacked, but even more tricky is how?
The use of the live CD and my own laptop rules of some virus or trojan horse.
I dint use wireless either.
Is it possible to spoof the datas out of the net of the public place (starbucks style)?
I dont think it would be easy to do that on the yahoo server so I assume I was somehow the weak link and Im curious as hell to know how it might have happened.
any clue?
 
Old 07-12-2007, 12:21 AM   #2
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Firstly, make sure you're not typing anything wrong. I don't mean to seem condescending, but it happens.

Secondly, tell all your friends to disregard any emails from yourself until further notice.

Thirdly, Report it to yahoo, they may be able to discern a hack.

Finally, change your password to something random and change it regularly, and tell your friends it's fixed.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 12:31 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by St.Jimmy
Firstly, make sure you're not typing anything wrong. I don't mean to seem condescending, but it happens.

Secondly, tell all your friends to disregard any emails from yourself until further notice.

Thirdly, Report it to yahoo, they may be able to discern a hack.

Finally, change your password to something random and change it regularly, and tell your friends it's fixed.
Well I tried to log in from different computers so I rule out a typing mistake.
And I cannot change my password cos I cant login LOL.
Id gladly report this to yahoo but they dont seem to have a specific venue to do this.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 01:00 AM   #4
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https://edit.yahoo.com/forgot?login=...rc=fpctx&bail=
Lost password thing.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/abuse/
yahoo's hacked account/phising/scam site
 
Old 07-12-2007, 01:45 AM   #5
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https://edit.yahoo.com/forgot?login=...rc=fpctx&bail=
Lost password thing.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/abuse/
yahoo's hacked account/phising/scam site
Well, I dont thing it was phishing cos i did not respond to any e-mail, let alone suspicious ones.
The recovery process did not work cos it seems like they have changed my personal information, which goes with changing the password in the first place.
Now, lets say the account is gone, Id like to hear from someone who has any idea about how it was done or know of similar cases.
 
  


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