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    My email was hacked 2 days ago, but apart from lots of messages bouncing back to my inbox which had been sent to people on my contact list, no obvious further damage was done.

    So I was in Yahoo! Mail this morning looking through some emails, and all of a sudden I get a pop up window message saying that recently my email security was breached blah blah, it is recommended to change your password.

    Now, the URL was fine, and it looked like a genuine email, because ultimately my email WAS breached the other day, and I presumed this was just Yahoo! advising me to be more cautious now. I do believe the email was from Yahoo!.

    However, in hindsight, have I just fallen for phishing?

    Should I change my password again immediately?
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    My email was hacked 2 days ago, but apart from lots of messages bouncing back to my inbox which had been sent to people on my contact list, no obvious further damage was done.

    So I was in Yahoo! Mail this morning looking through some emails, and all of a sudden I get a pop up window message saying that recently my email security was breached blah blah, it is recommended to change your password.

    Now, the URL was fine, and it looked like a genuine email, because ultimately my email WAS breached the other day, and I presumed this was just Yahoo! advising me to be more cautious now. I do believe the email was from Yahoo!.

    However, in hindsight, have I just fallen for phishing?

    Should I change my password again immediately?
    lolz, people never learn.

    yes, change it immediately.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    lolz, people never learn.

    yes, change it immediately.
    How can you be sure it was phishing?
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    I have just reset my password again, changed my security questions/answers to custom questions (not the selective ones), and also created a sign-in seal with my own custom image which will "secretly display on this laptop only to make sure I am on a genuine Yahoo! site". :rolleyes:

    What a load of baloney. I have no faith left now in da interwebz.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    How can you be sure it was phishing?
    I'm sure yahoo doesn't directly message you via email to ask you to change your password.
    change it
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    I looked at my recent log-in activity, too.

    March 12, 2013, at 23.45hrs my account was accessed via Yahoo! Mobile from Slovakia. I should have known it would be from the Eastern Bloc.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    I'm sure yahoo doesn't directly message you via email to ask you to change your password.
    change it
    I think my Date of Birth is public on Yahoo! Mail, and I cannot figure out how to make it private.

    Does anyone know?
 
 
 
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