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Old 09-24-2009, 12:16 PM
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Default Email Warning: Don't Open any email with the title "Rob Buy"

I received an email from the Hotmail account of a fellow Net54 member this morning with the subject title "Rob Buy." I opened it and there was no message, however I immediately noticed that my "contacts" list was suddenly unavailable. I ran a google search for "Rob Buy spam" and apparently this email hijacks your contacts list and sends emails to others on your list. Has anyone else had this problem?

edited to add: Lest I sound like a complete crank, here's a link to Windows Live Help link discussing the issue.

http://windowslivehelp.com/community...25/344554.aspx

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Old 09-24-2009, 12:38 PM
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Hi Anthony

I have not had this happen, but last night I was on the BST and click on a link to look at some scans of baseball cards that a board member had for sale. The link took me to photobucket. I was looking at a scan after I hit the enlarge button and then something started instantly downloading into my computer. Long story short, my computer went haywire and now I'm having problems with it. This is the second time I've gotten on Photobucket then had problems with my computer. The last time (2 months ago), I had to have my computer completely restored. Not sure if this is a coincidence, but I'm heading to the computer store to talk to their technician right now.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:21 PM
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I got that email and saw it was an executable file and deleted it immediately. I think it's a conspiracy.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:26 PM
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When you guys got that email, did either of you go outside, and look up into the southern sky?




I didn't think so.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:29 PM
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Hi Anthony

I have not had this happen, but last night I was on the BST and click on a link to look at some scans of baseball cards that a board member had for sale. The link took me to photobucket. I was looking at a scan after I hit the enlarge button and then something started instantly downloading into my computer. Long story short, my computer went haywire and now I'm having problems with it. This is the second time I've gotten on Photobucket then had problems with my computer. The last time (2 months ago), I had to have my computer completely restored. Not sure if this is a coincidence, but I'm heading to the computer store to talk to their technician right now.
Jantz,

I had nearly the exact same thing you describe happen to me about 6-8 months ago. Since then, I've been wary of clicking on links to PhotoBucket.

Rob
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When you guys got that email, did either of you go outside, and look up into the southern sky?

I didn't think so.
Oh, they don't let me outside anymore, Jim.
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Oh, they don't let me outside anymore, Jim.
Understandable.
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Jantz,

I had nearly the exact same thing you describe happen to me about 6-8 months ago. Since then, I've been wary of clicking on links to PhotoBucket.

Rob

What? No witty barbs? No shot at "you know who"? Must be a busy day at work.


Edited to add: Does this mean I have to stop trusting my own Photobucket account?

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On another note I received an email that appeared to be from a Net54 member saying that he commented on my facebook or something like that, when I opened the email it tried to infect me with a virus, but my Norton caught it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:46 PM
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Serious question. (I know. A rarity for me.)

Did these pseudo emails look like they came directly from Net54 members or did they look like they came through the Net54 email system?
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