My Gmail account was very definitely hacked on Sunday.
A whole lot of email was sent, seemingly to everyone I've ever corresponded with from that account.
There was clearly a login from Poland which corresponds exactly with when the emails began to be sent.
The session seemed to last about 7 minutes.
I then received about 150 "mailer daemon" emails due to the bounces from either old addresses, addresses which don't receive unsolicited email and mail servers which correctly identified the content as spam. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Jun 3, 2013 -
What's a better-security alternative to Spam Arrest for challenge-response email?
I received a password reminder email from Spam Arrest today. It included my full password in cleartext, and when I went to change my password to a long semi-random string of hashed characters I discovered that they silently truncate entries to 20 characters, which would have locked me out if they didn't keep everything in the clear to remind me. Frightening. Is there anyone out there who offer C/R email and knows how to store passwords?
posted by migurski
on Sep 8, 2012 -
Tell me about the early days of using passwords to verify information on computers or over the telephone:
1. When we're people first expected to do so?
2. Did it seem weird to you at the time?
3. Was there anything analogous to the password concept at the time?
4. (Most important to me) How was the concept introduced to the public? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Jul 26, 2010 -
When I was 12, I did a good number of product reviews on Amazon. 10 years later, I'm embarrassed that someone might find my glowing reviews of (ugh) Eminem and Smash Mouth. I want to delete that Amazon profile (and subsequently all of the reviews), but I don't have the e-mail or password for that account--I wrote those back in the 28.8kbps dial-up days. NO RECOLLECTION WHATSOEVER. What can I do to get that account deleted? [more inside]
posted by AlbatrossJones
on Jan 25, 2009 -
Online Security Filter: Welcome email contained plain text password. Specific examples of why this is bad needed. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton
on Nov 23, 2008 -
I received a registration e-mail for online credit card services that I did not submit. [more inside]
posted by nekton
on Feb 4, 2008 -
Any ideas on how to retaliate against someone who hacked into my email account and changed my password? Or should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by La Gata
on Oct 1, 2006 -