Stolen passwords...spam bulletins

United States
January 7, 2007 1:05pm CST
I keep getting these retarded bulletins about ring tones or naughty sites or make tons of money. They are coming from my two little nieces who are only 14 years old....so....I'm guessing that their passwords have been stolen and thats what causing the spam. Do I just need to tell them to change their passwords? Or do they have to delete their profile altogether and start all over?
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@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Try changing the passwords first. If that doesn't work, then delete profiles. If that doesn't work - well I'm stumped! If only hackers dudn't exist.
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@coley922 (32)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Tell them to change their passwords every 2 months. If they change their password and problems like the ones you mention still arise, have them delete the profile and start all over.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Also, have them make their profile private so only their friends are allowed to see the profile. There are thousands of predators on myspace as well as all over the internet!
@hasseyg (313)
13 Jan 07
Yeah try changing the passwords before who ever has thier passwords changes them! if it keeps happening then the email accounts are probably being hacked, so use another email service such as yahoo, which is the best i have used.
@killj0y (618)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Phishing is sooo annoying! Whenever i see something that looks like something someone did not post I message them asking if they'd posted it. I've done this 3 times with 3 different people and all 3 times it was not them.
@heesaf (741)
• India
8 Jan 07
Actually it is happening because Virsu has entered their Email.This has happened with my brother to.That virus is sending these kind of nerd mails to all the contacts of that id.
• India
8 Jan 07
It might be them also!!!!!!!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 Jan 07
Oh yes I receive these as well, no I do not think that their passwords have been stolen or anything like that these things will continue just close it or delete it but most cases you just close the site.
@tbomb2002 (269)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Change the password and change it often.
@ice_babe (72)
• India
8 Jan 07
ohh ..i belive da problm wil b solved if only u get da passwords changed..just keep an eye how dose paswords got hacked..and prevnt dem if possble..
@lilkim90 (133)
• Canada
8 Jan 07
if i got all the spasm, the first thing i would do is change my password. Then i will wait until 3 weeks. I will try again.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
8 Jan 07
of course change passwords ,if that dont work maybe do profile all over again I saw another sujestion on here delete cookis also to do a defrag. go into history and clean that out also
@UcoksBaBa (802)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 07
If password you were stolen better you in place of password that was new and in place of profile you especially your date of birth and if not working better anything that was important inside mail this was moved by you to mail you who were new meaning that moving something that was important to mail you who were not stolen by his key word.
• India
8 Jan 07
change the password
@Gruzzle (294)
8 Jan 07
Changing the passwords would be a good idea though I suspect that if their passwords had been stolen then the theif would have changed them already. If they are able to change their passwords then they probably haven't been stolen. It is quite easy to send an email and make it appear to be sent from someone else. More likely is that they have a vius on their computer that has forwared their address book onto a mailing list. They use this method as you may be more likely to open the message if it appears to be from someone you know. Like I said they should change their passwords anyway but more importantly do a virus scan.
@vkbllm (474)
• India
8 Jan 07
Well I dont think so..Actully what really happend, that ur nieces must have given there e-mail details to some of those webs famous for spam, so I advice you to tell them to apply for deletion of there email adress from those sites or the best u change ur email adress!
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
I suggest that you should tell them first to change their password and clean computer, delete all cookies and ask them not to log in anymore on that site.
@Lady_Vincy (1543)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Your friends have to change their passwords or the spam posts will never go away. Sombody has stolen their passwords. Just let your friends know and eventualy the spma postings will go away.
• United States
8 Jan 07
Changing their passwords should fix the prob....but advise them and everyone you know to not accept friends they dont know. That's how it happens.
• United States
8 Jan 07
first change the passwords and if that does not work delete the profiles.
• United States
7 Jan 07
I've had friends that have had this problem. Most of them just changed their passwords and all was fine. One did end up creating a new profile. If you change your passwod on a regular basis, you shouldn't have a problem.... other than remembering it!! lol