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Help me figure out how my site got hacked - and what to do...

My website got hacked the other night; a piece of code was inserted that generated spam. I'm technical enough to have found the offending code, and I simply removed it, but I'm baffled as to how the code got inserted in the first placeā€¦. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Nov 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Wife's email was haxxored, please halp

Does my wife need to abandon her email address? [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Nov 23, 2010 - 14 answers

I have an internet-STD. Help me find the cure.

I have picked up a virus of some sort that is redirecting me to other websites in Chrome. How do I get rid of this thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm sorry some jerk is sending you emails from me

Some spammer is spoofing my gmail account out into the world. What consequences should I be concerned about?
posted by Guy Smiley on Oct 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me get my back back.

Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Workaround for password-stealing keyloggers?

Regarding this, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Sep 13, 2010 - 8 answers

I bet you a million bucks you can't go the rest of my life without contacting me again.

How can I find out which entity sold (at least) my name and address to the sleazebags at Betus.com when the latter company is unresponsive and apparently staffed by the proverbial 100 monkeys with typewriters? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Sep 7, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I get my clipboard back?

Is it possible to use GreaseMonkey to delete jQuery event bindings? [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Aug 22, 2010 - 15 answers

I do not like weird Facebook link spam.

I sometimes see sketchy links that automatically post that you "like" them on Facebook when you click on them. How harmful are they, exactly? What can I do to prevent them from showing up? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format?

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Mystery Code

Was this site hacked? How? How does it work? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Jun 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Are these Spanish text messages I'm getting just a spammer or is it safe to respond that they've got the wrong number?

Do these Spanish text messages I'm getting (which I have crudely translated for you) sound like a spammer fishing for valid numbers, or does it sound like a lovesick teen who has just gotten the wrong number? I want to tell them they've got the wrong number so they'll stop, but don't want to respond if it's a spammer. Language barrier and inexperience with text spam leave me unsure. [more inside]
posted by Askr on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Ubu nunc, Outlook email headers?

OutlookFilter: where the heck are my message headers? [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins on Mar 12, 2010 - 6 answers

One-button solution for PR spam in Gmail

I get a lot of PR spam to my Gmail account. Is there a Greasemonkey script (or something else entirely) that can make this one repetitive task easier? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Mar 12, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I cure my Wordpress blog of this spam infection for good?

I have two Wordpress blogs on the same server, both of which have become exposed to some sort of vulnerability whereby occasionally the header file will be filled with JavaScript links and mentions of various enlargement techniques and erectile pharmaceuticals. I can delete the links but eventually they come back. I have closed the sites to comments, reinstalled the themes, reinstalled Wordpress and installed antispam systems but the vulnerability must lie in some part of the site (eg a previous comment or one of the scripts) where it can be re-used even if I update Wordpress. I don't have technical skills, so how can I find the source of this threat? If I have to install Wordpress from scratch, how can I export the content of the sites to the new install without bringing the spam with it?
posted by skylar on Mar 5, 2010 - 13 answers

What else can I make with a spam musubi press other then the obvious?

I've got a spam musubi press, but I don't want to eat more processed meat. What else can I make that would fit the mold? (pun intended)
posted by meowzilla on Feb 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Unsubscribe me, dammit!

Do high-profile companies purposefully break their unsubscribe options? I'm not looking for help with spam. I'm (a) wondering if these companies are scamming and (b) wondering if there's anything I can do about it if they are -- not in terms of stopping the scam from affecting me, but rather in terms of getting the scammers in trouble. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 15, 2010 - 31 answers

Facebook spam

My Facebook friends have apparently received some spam from me telling them to "lose weight in 2010!" [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I export a list of names from my spam?

Help me make the most of spam! No, I don't want to send it. I want to receive it - and have some fun with it. And I need your help, especially if you know how to export bits of email. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Spam or not spam?

Is this comment spam or legit? [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Jan 13, 2010 - 24 answers

Annoying Facebook gets annoyinger

I'm getting lots (I mean lots - over 50 today alone) of phishing/Trojan spam purporting to be from Facebook, asking me to "update my facebook account". How do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by idiomatika on Nov 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Gmail fail! Please help!

Gmail shame! My account was accessed and all my contacts were spammed. How do I keep this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Nov 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Best blog platform for easy commenting but little spam

Best blogging software to allow easy commenting by strangers but avoiding comment spam. [more inside]
posted by bystander on Nov 6, 2009 - 10 answers

How to prevent crawlers from harvesting your email on a website?

How to prevent crawlers from harvesting your email on a website? [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on Sep 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Two mailings from Peaceful Mountain Donkey Rescue in less than three weeks was the last straw.

How can I get off mailing lists for charities (and other non-profits) I never contacted in the first place? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

How to stop (or make life miserable for) anonymous robocallers?

What can be done about a persistent anonymous robocaller who is not easily identifiable and who does not abide by the U.S. Do Not Call registry? [more inside]
posted by Creosote on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Modifying Email Header in Exim

We have an exim email server that is appending our computer names and ip addresses to all email headers. How can we override this so the server's host name and ip address is the only identification listed in the header? [more inside]
posted by siclik on Aug 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Possibly Illegal Tupperware Spam

I have a name and contact info for the individual who's been spamming me. What can I do to report him/get rid of him/make his life difficult? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11 on Aug 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Does anyone recognize this WordPress plugin? Or know how to effectively the pingbacks it spawns?

My blog is getting bombarded by a new kind of pingback spam. The pingbacks are produced by a WordPress plugin that appears to mine the web for links related to blog content, which then triggers a pingback notification. Can anyone help me identify the plugin, so I can possibly work to block the pingbacks? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Should I protect other people's email addresses on my wordpress site, and if so, what's the easiest way?

I have a website that has profiles of a lot of artists. At the moment I'm putting their email addresses on the site. But I don't want to be the cause of their receiving lots of spam emails. I found this post, which didn't seem to answer this specific question. I also found this post, which was a little confusing, and I'm not sure if I should just paste that entire code into the html editor of the wordpress post every time I want to put in a new email address. [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Aug 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I prevent Amazon from sending me junk with my purchases?

How can I get Amazon UK to quit sending me flyers with my purchases? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 16, 2009 - 7 answers

URL WTF

My site is getting a lot of weirdly-formed referring URLs--some with two or three URLs linked with commas--or URLs that do not appear to contain links to my site. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on Aug 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Thanks for the pageviews, no thanks for the spam.

I have been getting weird Wordpress referrer spam the last 4 days, but there are no injections or anything of the like on my site. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Spammers III: The Takeover

I have a Wordpress site. In spidering the site, and coming up with the little synopsis underneath the title, Google, Bing and Yahoo all believe that it's not a personal Web site but a spammy list of prescription drugs for sale. I don't understand why. [more inside]
posted by Kirklander on Jul 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Attack of the spam

A particular post on my (wordpress) blog just got hit with over 10 spam comments in 3 minutes. I've disabled comments on that post for now, but what's going on? [more inside]
posted by hibbersk on Jul 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Please critique my spam

Received the following email yesterday in regards to my domain name. My first reaction was to hit delete, but I thought I'd just make sure I wasn't ignoring something I shouldn't be ignoring. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Jul 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Can spammers scrape emails out of vcards posted on the web?

Can spammers scrape emails out of vcards posted on the web? [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Jun 24, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days?

How do I get a wrongful suspension lifted in fewer than 30 days? [more inside]
posted by carofowler on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Trolling, trolling, trolling, RawHide!

What is the attack vector on this apparent facebook phishing email? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on May 26, 2009 - 14 answers

( ) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante

What's the oldest recorded use of the Spam Solutions Form Response? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Spam No More! How do I convince gmail of this?

How Do I Get Hosts to Stop Labeling My Email As Spam? [more inside]
posted by darth_tedious on May 1, 2009 - 14 answers

What is this spam?

What's the scam in my spam? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Damn that spam

Email address getting tons of spam. Email address then disabled, deleted. Spam still happening. How to stop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Spam through a PDF?

Somebody downloaded a file off my server and now they are getting specific spam. How is this? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Mar 16, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I make Firefox go to a page that I choose if I type a bad URL?

How do I make Firefox go to a page that I choose if I type a bad URL? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Feb 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Please help me stop getting msn messenger spam

SPAM MSN Messenger Messages - when using Pidgin [more inside]
posted by complience on Feb 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Let my hair grow back, help my get email to yahoo

Help me figure out why yahoo is auto-delivering emails from my web server directly to any yahoo accounts bulk mail folder. No, I am not a spammer. [more inside]
posted by ChefQuix on Feb 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Digital Immunodeficiency Disorder?

My laptop's been infected by something that is interfering with all the usual solutions. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 25, 2009 - 30 answers

My blog's been hijacked!

Somehow, some spammer hijacked a feed of mine that posts to my Wordpress blog. Help me diagnose what happened. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 answers

I only get one spam in my gmail - but 30x a day. WTF?

I only get one piece of spam in my gmail inbox. but I get it 30x a day. WTF? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jan 15, 2009 - 7 answers

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