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Is Someone Off Pretending to Be Me???

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posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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This is the second time this has happened...

I was in my Yahoo email and suddenly I received this message in a pop-up box:

"You have been disconnected from chat because you have signed into Yahoo! Messenger from another computer or device."

Now... I have given my password to no one, have no other devices but the computer I am using, and surely did NOT sign into anywhere "from another computer or device."

So... What's up with this. I hope someone has a good explanation that does not include what I think is most likely...




posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Do you have an AT&T cell phone? I do and I also use yahoo. I was fiddling with my cell phone's little browser trying to access my email one day in a waiting room and I got the same message on my pc that you got. I haven't gotten the message since then.



posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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Nope. I have my computer. That's it. Nothing else.

And why this was yanked into BTS is beyond me (and into "Chit Chat," no less!!!)

You think there is no general conspriacy here, mods!?! Really?



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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I would ask some of your contacts if they ever receive weird advertising-type messages from you.

A contact of mine on msn messenger got hacked or something and occasionally it says he logged on, then I get a message about how great the acai berry diet thing (?) is, then it logs off a few minutes later.

It could be something like that going on. If not, I have no idea.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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step 1 change your password immediately.

step 2 contact yahoo about the problem.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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For what is worth i swear it's not me the guy who's trying to steal your identity, you can rule me out.
Seriously, follow whatukno's steps and all will be ok: use letters and numbers whenever you create a password. They can attack you using two ways: brute force attack and dictionnary attack. If the password that you have chosen is by disgrace into some text file that the hacker has in use, then your ass is done. But if you put letters and numbers, mixed together, then you force them to use the brute force technique, which requires time and efforts. Example of a good password: 12mlk148miao
That won't save your butt, but will make their target extremely hard to be achieved, trust me.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by eMachine
I would ask some of your contacts if they ever receive weird advertising-type messages from you.

A contact of mine on msn messenger got hacked or something and occasionally it says he logged on, then I get a message about how great the acai berry diet thing (?) is, then it logs off a few minutes later.

It could be something like that going on. If not, I have no idea.


I had this happen too (not to me, but a few friends on MSN). I'd change my password right away. Do you use the same password for everything? If so I'd change those too, because sites like Google can bring you to other pages where that e-mail is registered.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:50 PM
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If you use Yahoo! from more than one account, that can trigger those pop-ups.

I get them when I switch from my limited account to my administrator accounts on my computer.

It wouldn't hurt to change your password, but it might not change the situation.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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My friend, you have probably been hacked.

Yahoo is one of the easier places to hack.

Change your password.



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