How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Announcements & Links
 Password warning for aol users
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Elizabeth   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Password warning for aol users

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
nakdthoughts
Member Laureate
since 10-29-2000
Posts 19275
Between the Lines


0 posted 10-29-2002 11:51 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts


I couldn't access online with AOL this morning and was informed when contacting them, that I had  opened an email from an INSTAKISS, not knowing that it stole all my passwords and used my name to send porn out..which then brought a complaint or was discovered at aol and then refused me access to my account. I have to change all my passwords and scan for any virus' caused by this email. I just wanted to let those who use aol as a server to know...I am not sure if it affects any other  types of accounts.

Maureen
Poet deVine
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 05-26-99
Posts 25869
Hurricane Alley


1 posted 10-29-2002 06:49 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thanks for the info Maureen!! This is scary stuff. I had a friend have this happen and he was being investigated for downloading child porn! Then they found out what had happened. I think everyone who has AOL should change their password NOW.
Nan
Administrator
Member Seraphic
since 05-20-99
Posts 24426
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


2 posted 10-29-2002 10:04 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

My daughter has had a problem signing on with AOL - and similarly with NetZero... She can't get past the "password" screen when she's trying to sign on with either program.  I'll pass this word along to her.  Thank you, Maureen...
serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 02-02-2000
Posts 28839


3 posted 10-29-2002 10:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

groan..this happened to me with netzero.

and I had to call them to get a new password.

Where did they send it?

to my password protected email account.

NOT ACCESSIBLE.



but...no longer am I a customer of theirs.
Tracey
Member Elite
since 08-29-2001
Posts 3003
where insanity meets breeding


4 posted 10-29-2002 10:50 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

You might want to try putting a firewall on your computer. I installed one the other day, and I was amazed at the amount of people who scan the networks looking for holeís in computers that they can then access, and cause problems like yours Maureen. Most of the time they donít get access, but occasionally they do. My firewall alerts me to the attempts and stops them getting through. I donít have to do anything. The one I installed is called Black Ice, but I know thereís many others, and I think some are free to download.
Mistletoe Angel
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Empyrean
since 12-17-2000
Posts 34089
City of Roses


5 posted 10-29-2002 11:18 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(sigh) Oh my gosh, I know all about this virus, I got the exact same message and at first when I saw it I thought it was a special innocent kiss Joanna sent me, but then I found out it was a fake message and I got my password invalid too. (sigh) I hope this can get fixed up, I hated to think of myself as accidentley opening the message and spreading this to many others accidentley, let's encourage all not to open the messages!



Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

nakdthoughts will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Announcements & Links >> Password warning for aol users Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors