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Old 01-13-2006, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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need everyone's help please

somehow my hotmail account has been hacked or taken over. it is being used to post messages etc on forums and now i am worried that it might be used for more

it is probably someone who might have emailed me or i replied. not sure

please help me figure out what i should do

is there any utiliites i can use?

i am deleting that account-would that help?

Thank you all so much

(i dont know a lot about computers, a little yes, not a novice but definately not as much as everyone knows here)

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Old 01-13-2006, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how do you know its being used? Have you changed all your info? passwords, secret question/answers?

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Old 01-13-2006, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Change your password asap.
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks..yes i did change the email password

also i have deleted that account

do you think this person has my IP address. ? can he hack into my computer also ?
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It depends what he did and what you did. Your best bet is just to get a new e-mail address, notify all of your old contacts of it and tell them to totally disregard any e-mail sent from your previous e-mail address.

The question you pose about him being able to "hack" into your computer is questionable at this time - you haven't provided any other information for us to speculate
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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oh..when i say hack..i am thinking if he has my email account..

1. does he have my ip address
2. if he does can an ip address used to hack

frankly i have no idea how people hack into thats why i am wondering if someone can do that through knowing my IP address

thanks so much

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