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Computer problems, does it ever end????

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by senior smoke, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    I do not own a computer but my mother does. Because I am at her condo helping her out a lot, I use her computer while I am here.

    Recently, I purchased her a new computer and I paid for a security program and it seemed like it was doing a good job. Yesterday, my mother started receving emails from her friends stating that they were upset with her because they received emails from her email address, from a Canadian pharmacy offering to sell Viagra to all of them.

    My mom called each friend, as the computer sent these emails to all of her contacts. I called the place that sold me the computer and they feel that some how, someone got her password to her email account.

    The computer had her password rated as being strong, but still someone got her password. We have since changed our password. I don't understand how some one could possibly get her password? Also, what do all these so called hackers that start viruses get out of causing so many problems for people?

    I asked the computer man at the store how do I change her email address, and he said it's to difficult. You would need to go to a different program like Yahoo or hot mail.

    Any one know how I could change her Gmail email address?

    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    Steve,

    Did you ever think that that is why mom sent you home with the prunes? LOL

    Chuck
     
  3. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Chuck:
    Good one, LOL myself.
    Steve
     
  4. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

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    They spoofed the email account.

    Open a new account and change the password of the old one.



    Read the link above....



    Jerbear
     
  5. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Jerbear:
    Thank you so much, this was really helpful.
    Steve
     
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