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i don't feel safe on the internet anymore

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posted on May, 27 2014 @ 01:38 AM
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this has been going on for the last few years now but these days more than ever i regularly keep receiving mail and messages from youtube, ebay, paypal (can't access that one at all anymore), ALL my hotmail accounts, ALL my outlook accounts, google and google mail and other services that there has been an attempt to hack my account. some of these are scam mails but most of them are the real thing and ask me to go to my account and change my password. i use multiple names that are not related to each other yet they all keep getting hacked. i don't have any enemies that i know of. never did anything bad on the internet. but i still feel very aggressively assaulted online. google said it's a chinese hacker and i believe there is/are some russian hackers targeting me as well. as i google for information i find out that other people have the same problem (many of them also with the same chinese hackers). my security is pretty good and i scan regularly and i use tough passwords but it just not doing anything anymore.

i just don't know. i don't know if i can trust the internet anymore. i love using the internet and all these services that make life easier but it's not worth it if i keep getting hacked no matter how tough i make my passwords and no matter how many old accounts i close and new accounts i create. the hackers are getting more and more shameless by the day.

does anyone else experience an increase in hacker attacks/attempts to break into your accounts? i'm not saying i'm some special case or anything. other people have the same problems. do you feel safe on the internet anymore? i don't think it's going to get any better, it's going to get worse.
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posted on May, 27 2014 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: MeteoraXV


You should of never trusted the internet.



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 02:44 AM
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Stay away from the porn and you'll be ok.

That, or maybe delete a hundred or so of those email accounts you got there. You're giving "them" a pretty big target to hit.



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 02:49 AM
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a reply to: MeteoraXV

Are you on the same machine while getting hacked or all of your devices. If only one machine you may have a virus that your missing that is storing all of your new info without you knowing about it. Try a new machine and see what happens.



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 02:58 AM
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I know how you feel OP but I made a few changes a couple of years ago that night be worth doing.
The way I do it is this, I have 2 email accounts, 1 throwaway which has been hacked before and is used only for registering with forums and anything else. The 2nd email account is completely private and is only used for sites which I have financial details on.
I have 3 passwords, I have 1 secure password for my email accounts, I have 1 secure password for use on sites with my financial information which is a different password from my email and I have a unsecured password for everything else.
In doing this if 1 of my email gets hacked then they may only have that password and so my financial details are secure. If someone hacks a normal website then they are only getting my public email address and a password that is not the same as my email or financial passwords so am secure from that.
The private email account has never been hacked and I don't even get spam.



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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a reply to: AprilFooseball
the truth



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: NthOther
actually i don't watch porn believe it or not let alone have any accounts on porn websites lol

i don't think the viagra and dick pill spam i keep getting across multiple email accounts has much to do with that...i thought everybody got those anyways...



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: ed1320
i have two desktop pcs and a laptop and the problem is universal



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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originally posted by: AprilFooseball
a reply to: MeteoraXV


You should of never trusted the internet.


I dont usually quote people and say "THIS"... but...

^^^^^^^^
THIS!!!!



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: mclarenmp4
i have like six different accounts with different names and different difficult passwords for different purposes (ie forum stuff, finances and shopping, business related, youtube...) and at least four of them got assaulted/hacked

i dunno maybe it's the heartbleed thing that came out recently



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: FraternitasSaturni
yeah i know obviously i don't trust the internet lol but i guess i mean trust on a very basic level where i can use online services without having to worry about getting hacked left right and center

i have never used my real name on the internet since day one thankfully but it's still annoying. also the fact that i'm afraid of using my real name on the internet really puts a massive damper on my business opportunities
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posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:13 AM
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you need to scan your pc for any virus/keylogger/rootkit that may be present. i HIGHLY recommend a program called malwarebytes, it's offered as freeware but if u buy the actual program u get some flash scanning which can come in handy.

seriously this is the best anti virus, hands down. it will even protect you browsing the net for any malicious attempts to hijack your browser and such



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:19 AM
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a reply to: MeteoraXV

you dont have to fear using your real name, just be conscious about whats being associated with it....

If you dont want to be associated with... some "views"... just dont use your real name...

Or... just be like me... and just DONT CARE!



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:24 AM
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a reply to: ThinkYouSpeak
alright thanks for tip...installed it just now



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:26 AM
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Do you use MS Internet exploreer? I heard that was vulnerable, but no, I have been hacked on facebook 1 time, other than that I don't get much spam that I didn't earn. I think you have a vulnerable browser or something is going on with some keylogger from some nefarious download you like, or like another poster said heartbleed...



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:33 AM
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a reply to: FraternitasSaturni
hmmm yeah i don't really care too much but ya never know



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: nrd101
ah hell no who the hell uses IE anymore
i use firefox
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posted on May, 27 2014 @ 03:43 AM
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originally posted by: MeteoraXV
this has been going on for the last few years now but these days more than ever i regularly keep receiving mail and messages from youtube, ebay, paypal (can't access that one at all anymore), ALL my hotmail accounts, ALL my outlook accounts, google and google mail and other services that there has been an attempt to hack my account. some of these are scam mails but most of them are the real thing and ask me to go to my account and change my password. i use multiple names that are not related to each other yet they all keep getting hacked. i don't have any enemies that i know of. never did anything bad on the internet. but i still feel very aggressively assaulted online. google said it's a chinese hacker and i believe there is/are some russian hackers targeting me as well. as i google for information i find out that other people have the same problem (many of them also with the same chinese hackers). my security is pretty good and i scan regularly and i use tough passwords but it just not doing anything anymore.

i just don't know. i don't know if i can trust the internet anymore. i love using the internet and all these services that make life easier but it's not worth it if i keep getting hacked no matter how tough i make my passwords and no matter how many old accounts i close and new accounts i create. the hackers are getting more and more shameless by the day.

does anyone else experience an increase in hacker attacks/attempts to break into your accounts? i'm not saying i'm some special case or anything. other people have the same problems. do you feel safe on the internet anymore? i don't think it's going to get any better, it's going to get worse.


I have been using he internet for 15 years now, I have 2 email accounts and a facebook page, also do all my banking online....NEVER BEEN HACKED.

I do visit porn sites every once and a while with no issue. Maybe I have just been lucky.



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 06:13 AM
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originally posted by: ThinkYouSpeak
you need to scan your pc for any virus/keylogger/rootkit that may be present. i HIGHLY recommend a program called malwarebytes, it's offered as freeware but if u buy the actual program u get some flash scanning which can come in handy.

seriously this is the best anti virus, hands down. it will even protect you browsing the net for any malicious attempts to hijack your browser and such


BAM!

This. Having worked for anti-virus before, this is your best bet.

If you are constantly hacked and have complicated passwords etc this is the most likely thing, a key logging Trojan virus or something along those lines.

I use paypal for all my transaction so my card details are not repeatedly put typed in, i havnt changed my email password since it was set in 2003 when i created it and its not even a particularly hard password. never been hacked.



posted on May, 27 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: MeteoraXV

Honestly? Where have you been? We all have known for years you cant trust the net. Not in any way. Look at this. There have been security/virus/malware software that we all....ALL of us use. And they were invented and made a necessary requirement for safe web surfing at least over 30 years...THIRTY YEARS ago.

So that's how long we've not been able to trust what we click to and from. And now a days? Its a lot worst with scams, hacks, phishing etc. If you visit a site for any amount of time....youre apt to start getting specific mails and ads tailored to where youve been.

This is a very old problem that we've all come to expect. Best to realize that its there, and take appropriate steps to protect your security. Oh...and put some tape over your webcam lense too. (search that one online!)



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