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Windows 7: any risk with my email account?

10 Aug 2014   #1
kenny1999

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
any risk with my email account?

a few days ago i received an email sent from an account which is my Yahoo! email not used for a long long time. The content was obviously not sent by me or typed by me and I never encountered it. When I tried to login that account. I think the password was still there and not changed. But I couldn't pass through the security questions. I think I've forgotten the answers. Actually that account is not important, no problem, but how come someone could send me email through that account without changing my password? I think I never tell anyone about that address too


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10 Aug 2014   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Sounds like your Yahoo email account was hacked, they may have already changed your password. If you can get into it with the security questions you should change the password to a new more difficult secure password.
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