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Gmail hacked - lots of spam sent - nothing in sent items

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 - 12 answers

Better-security alternatives to Spam Arrest

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 - 3 answers

The sun is shining...but the ice is slippery.

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 - 10 answers

There is really no way to fix this, is there?

Can you help my mom? She's locked herself out of her msn.com email account. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Mar 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Catch a Thief

NearImpossibleFilter: Help me track down the owner of an email adress. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 - 10 answers

"This Wu album is PHAT!"

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 - 20 answers

Someone is spamming from my gmail account.

Has my gmail account really been compromised? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jan 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Plain Text Password in Welcome Email

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 - 19 answers

Is someone using my e-mail address or is it just a mistake?

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 - 18 answers

Email Lock-out!

Forgot my Yahoo password and login help is useless. How can I get back into my email? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Mar 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Password skullduggery?

A friend of mine might be being spied on... [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Dec 15, 2006 - 18 answers

They changed my password and security question.

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 - 14 answers

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