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How was Gmail hacked?

How is my child's Gmail account being used to send spam to his contacts? There has, according to Gmail's Activity Information, been no access from any IP address not known to me. [more inside]
posted by MarkWBennett on Sep 12, 2011 - 22 answers

I'm following who now? (No, not Newt Gingrich)

This Newt Gingrich Mefi post about paid Twitter followers had me looking at my own Twitter stream more closely. Now I'm concerned. I don't auto-follow, but I'm following Twitterers I don't remember choosing to follow at all! Help me get to the bottom of this, please. [more inside]
posted by misha on Aug 2, 2011 - 5 answers

There's spam in Google's cache of my site

I have spam showing up in my website header and cached copy on Google's search results. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jul 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Blocking Me, Blocking You

Are there any shared blocklists for the Google Personal Blocklist extension? [more inside]
posted by Yakuman on Jul 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Dealing with spam from privacy-protected domains.

How do I deal with an spam-ey domain name that is hidden with privacy protection? [more inside]
posted by gameshints on Jun 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Which physical address to use for a email marketing list?

I'd like to setup an email marketing list for a small magazine I run. For this, I legally need a physical address. I'd rather not use my home address. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by bode well carapace on Jun 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Facebook profile ripping?

A third-party website has created a "profile" for me on their own site, using my main Facebeook picture, which turns up on the first page of Google hits for my full name. It seems to be some kind of cheesy dating site and I really don't want it up there. I've never used the site, or interacted with it in any way (I don't use any FB apps at all, and am savvy enough not to click on spammy links). Do I have any recourse for getting this taken down?
posted by decoherence on May 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Let them eat Spam.

My firm is about to send out a huge load of spam, thinking that they are "email marketing." I don't know how to stop it, or how hard I should try before I give up and sit back. [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on May 17, 2011 - 32 answers

Is The Onion hacked or is it me?

What is "Yaza Kilolardan Kurtularak Girmek İstermisin?" Has The Onion's Facebook sharing section been hacked, or is it my computer? [more inside]
posted by Jorus on Apr 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Is my friend's Hotmail account hacked or not?

I got a spam email from my friend who has a hotmail account. It looks like the spam has been sent to everyone in his hotmail distribution list. My question is, how did the hackers do this? Did they need his password in order to get access to his distribution list? As far as I know he is still able to use his account which puzzles me. Wouldn't a hacker (if he had the password) quickly change the password so that they could keep sending spam out on that account?
posted by storybored on Apr 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Stop Obama

I have repeatedly unsubscribed from the Obama campaign/OFA text message list, and yet the texts keep coming. How can I actually get them to stop?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How to warn people about internet scams without calling them idiots?

Can someone point me to a simple non-insulting guide to why that kind Nigerian prince is not really going to give you $10,000 for your help with his new oil venture? I need something to hand out at work without calling people idiots.
posted by viggorlijah on Mar 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Any SMTP email providers which allow for a low volume of legitimate 'spoofed' email?

Are there any low-volume SMTP email relay services which allow the sending of 'spoofed' emails for valid site purposes (like a 'forward to a friend' feature)? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Mar 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Who is Hipolito M. Wiseman?

Who is Hipolito M. Wiseman, and why is he leaving all those spam comments? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Feb 3, 2011 - 3 answers

WTF is http://paper.li good for?

WTF is paper.li good for? [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Jan 28, 2011 - 7 answers

#unclearontheconcept

Twitter follow-bots: I don't get it. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jan 19, 2011 - 10 answers

What, no bank detail requests?

I had some unusual Spam activity this afternoon - anything to worry about? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Jan 17, 2011 - 2 answers

Cell phone scam?

Why am I getting spammed by weird British text messages? I am not British! [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Jan 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Is it OK to opt out of family spam?

Is a simple opt-out request generally unreasonable and/or inherently offensive, when the unsolicited Facebook message was sent by a family member? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Jan 9, 2011 - 23 answers

does my computer need a morning-after pill?

Spam filter: Accidentally clicked a shortened link posted to my Facebook wall. Was taken to a .gif that didn't actually show up in my browser. Using Firefox and OSX. How do I know if my computer is ok? [more inside]
posted by the_blizz on Jan 3, 2011 - 4 answers

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail?

What is the quickest way to filter advertisements in Gmail? [more inside]
posted by suburbanrobot on Dec 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Am I hosting a HSBC phishing scam?

Google tells me that my domain is hosting a phishing scam. However, the URL they showed me includes directories that are not on my server. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS on Dec 19, 2010 - 24 answers

BDSM in Battery Park?

CraigslistCasualEncountersw4mNYCfilter: what's with Battery Park? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Help keep the Czech escorts off my site!

Spam links keep appearing in my wordpress-powered website's footer! [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Dec 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Spam Filter

I receive a couple of non-Gmail-filtered spam emails a day, from a friend's compromised machine/account. I can easily deal with them / filter them / discard them. Besides hitting "Report Spam" I'm just wondering if there is a better place to report these consistent messages. I've been getting them for 6 months or so, doesn't seem the Big G's learning algorithm is ever gonna catch on...
posted by Exchequer on Nov 30, 2010 - 9 answers

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 place…. (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

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