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Re: WEAK SECURITY
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2015, 05:02:08 PM »
Thanks Lads for your comments which I have taken onboard.

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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2015, 07:10:24 PM »
Good luck with it, it's horrible when someone violates your email address in this way, it's a similar feeling to someone getting into your car.

Run a good malware scan of your PC

Never believe any email that gets you to click a 'link' to 'your account' if you think it may be genuine go to the account manually on a different PC or phone.

If it's a bank or utility phone them if applicable
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2015, 10:14:56 AM »
I sent you an e-mail Grant yesterday which has gone unanswered. Hopefully this attachment will go a long way to explain to forum members what actually happened to me. Clearly this event couldn't have an effect on any other member of the forum as only I or another member of the Admin Team could have acted in a manner which caused this to happen.
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Re: WEAK SECURITY
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2015, 10:29:17 AM »
Can you use another format, I am unable to open it.

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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2015, 10:40:48 AM »
I sent you an e-mail Grant yesterday which has gone unanswered. Hopefully this attachment will go a long way to explain to forum members what actually happened to me. Clearly this event couldn't have an effect on any other member of the forum as only I or another member of the Admin Team could have acted in a manner which caused this to happen.

Hi Jim,
I've not answered because it won't open on my phone buddy and was in Edinburgh yesterday but I'm back invkasgow and going to try on my PC :-)
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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2015, 11:17:29 AM »
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself..

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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2015, 11:22:28 AM »
As per usual thanks for your comment "jagsteve"

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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2015, 11:23:17 AM »
Sorry I'm having to make four posts.

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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2015, 11:24:13 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2015, 11:25:21 AM »
Thanks for not posting in between.

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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2015, 11:40:55 AM »
Jim,

We have had multiple spammers access the forum over the years and while they used to be able to see people's email addresses in the past, they had no access to the persons email password, how would they?

When your DS email is used to send messages out by spammers it doesn't give them any access whatsoever to your personal email password.

An IT person could better explain how it works but the I can assure you If someone access your Hotmail account (not sending messages from the DS system email) but actually sends it from YOUR own email address there's only TWO POSSIBILITIES 1. You were Phished or 2. Your password was WEAK

Your logic is like me saying I'm never eating beef sandwiches in a cafe again because last time I did someone stole one and as a result my house was burgled that Sunday.

You need to consult an IT specialist as you clearly don't believe me or the IT specialist who commented above.

And this is the final comment I'll make because if I have to pay one to review my whole site security and produce a report showing you what we all know anyway (Your wrong) the bill will come your way as your comments are already damaging to my forum based on skewed logic and no actual evidence whatsoever other than the flimsiest but of circumstantial irrelevance.

I've tried to go easy on you because you have been unwell and I know you don't really understand how encrypted mail sends work but I suggest you take heed of the above.

I also suggest you wipe your IT equipment and use a MUCH more secure email service than Hotmail which is renound for its poor security.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2015, 04:31:02 PM by Grant »
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2015, 02:42:21 PM »
I did ask the hosting company (Evo Hosting) to double check for me which they did for free and here is the response just for completeness.

Hi Grant,

I don't think there is anything I can add to the thread.

There is nothing being detected by our malware scanners and, as you say, if it was from the forum then everyone would be hacked.

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