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Windows 7: My brother's hotmail has flagged been as compromised. Need help

29 Jun 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm wondering whether there's some web service which allows you to receive sms messages.

something like google voice - i don't know what's available for you in canada - might be worth spending a little time googling?


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29 Jun 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It should be very easy to find a friend with a cell phone, I would think. I didn't think anyone in 2011 didn't have a cell phone, at all.
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29 Jun 2011   #13
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It should be very easy to find a friend with a cell phone, I would think. I didn't think anyone in 2011 didn't have a cell phone, at all.
He doesn't want to go that way and... yes, I don't want to pay 50$ a month I don't plan on using at all.
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30 Jun 2011   #14
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't use my mobile much either. That's why I use pay and go. You pay for the phone up front but the running costs can be Ło p.m. if you don't use it.
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30 Jun 2011   #15
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
It should be very easy to find a friend with a cell phone, I would think. I didn't think anyone in 2011 didn't have a cell phone, at all.
He doesn't want to go that way and... yes, I don't want to pay 50$ a month I don't plan on using at all.
Lebon do you have anything like Walmart nearby?

$10buck disposable phone Walmart
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30 Jun 2011   #16
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nearest Wal-Mart is 1h15min of road from my house... and mobility in Canada is not what you think it is...

We are not interressed anyway.
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30 Jun 2011   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No one is suggesting you buy a cell phone. That's why I suggested just having a friend help out. It would take all of a minute, and the problem would be solved.
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30 Jun 2011   #18
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
No one is suggesting you buy a cell phone. That's why I suggested just having a friend help out. It would take all of a minute, and the problem would be solved.
Problem here is my bro's ego doesn't want to.

EDIT

Well, maybe... maybe he'll change idea... knowing that maybe it's the only way to retrieve it.
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01 Jul 2011   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm starting to wonder if there's more to this story than we're being told. If your brother had an ego that would prevent him from asking a friend for help, there's no way he wouldn't have a cell phone in 2011.
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03 Jul 2011   #20
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Lebon I came across this post at Contact Help It seems this problem has been affecting a majority of Hotmail users for quite some time, and it seems indiscriminate in who it affects.

I am surprised Hotmail has chosen to ignore it. If it gets much bigger you may see it in the news:
Quote:
I have the same problem, but I have found a way to access my account. I went to the contacthelp screen: Hotmail customer service phone numbers and support

Under the large word "Hotmail" was website Sign In

I clicked on it and was taken to the sigh-in screen. I entered my email and password and got into my account. I don't know why this works, but it does.

This way is a hassel, but at least I can get to my account.

Richard 5/22/11 8:25PM
It does not allow permalinks to individual posts, but you can find it several pages back if you watch for the date/time stamp.

What he is saying is he can still get in if he uses the link to the Windows Live Hotmail Sign-in page through the Contact Help link.

I show it in this pix, it is the red box with the arrow pointing to it.
My brother's hotmail has flagged been as compromised.  Need help-lebon2.jpg

From other postings here at 7F it sounds like Hotmail is changing the sign-in page - i.e. multiple users is now gone and somehow Hotmail screwed something up and it sent out the compromised announcement to users making them responsible for trying to get back in, but that's just My Humble Opinion.

Have your brother use his regular Live ID and password, and see if it works.
What do you have to lose, it's worth a try.


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