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Any info would be very much appreciated.
1 posted on 02/07/2011 8:26:42 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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Is it possible that your computer may have a virus?

Have you used an un-secured wireless connection anywhere (i.e. with a laptop)?

If any of your info was stored, it’s pretty easy for them to hijack any of your accounts.


2 posted on 02/07/2011 8:30:40 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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Somebody posted my phone number on there once on the W4M boards. What made it worse was I spent the day at work ignoring all those calls.


3 posted on 02/07/2011 8:31:10 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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An automated script probably ran on a website, surreptitiously injected Javascript, used the your current browser session or possibly a save cookie. Your only remedy: change you password.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 8:31:54 PM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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I’m thinking maybe you might need to scan your computer for trojans, and I would go to anyplace you have an account and change everysingle password. And make it hard to guess, anything simple like “password” or 1234 is easy to crack.


5 posted on 02/07/2011 8:32:09 PM PST by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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I just Googled: how to hijack a craigslist account

It brings up quite a few links. Just be careful what you click.

Good luck!


6 posted on 02/07/2011 8:35:37 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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Why in the world would any rational human have a CL account?


7 posted on 02/07/2011 8:35:47 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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Make sure that your computer is not set up to automatically connect to any wireless networks within your range. Otherwise, your computer could automatically connect to the
hacker’s network without your knowledge.
• Turn off file sharing when you are on the road to prevent hackers from stealing sensitive data from your
computer.
• Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN establishes a private network across the public network
which prevents a hacker from intercepting your data.
http://wisconsin.bbb.org/storage/28/documents/Consumer%20Newsletter%20Archive/December.pdf

I googled the above. Craigs list is known for many criminal acts—scary place to do business.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 8:44:11 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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Spammers will send out an email that looks like it’s from Craigslist to you telling you verify your account info. Looks real, I nearly fell for it.


15 posted on 02/07/2011 9:10:41 PM PST by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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Any info would be very much appreciated.

If you logged onto your Craigslist account over a public wifi network, someone running Firesheep ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firesheep ) might have hijacked your logon.

16 posted on 02/07/2011 9:57:16 PM PST by TChad
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I once received email for some other person for months... how we had the same computer or internet# address we never figured it out ... I called him and just forwarded the wayward messages to his other address (our actual email address’s weren’t even similar) we had good laugh, great conversations and even had similar experiences .. we both had homing Pigeons show up at our houses and they thought they were “Home” as well, and neither of us even raised Pigeons. sidebar (Back in the Day you could actually “Mail” a pigeon back home)

TT


17 posted on 02/07/2011 9:57:34 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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You may have a password stealer installed on your computer. Change the paswords using a DIFFERENT computer and then do a virus and malware scan on your computer.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 12:58:29 AM PST by TheCipher
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To be safe, you should probably closely monitor any bank accounts and credit cards. Good luck with this and I hope you clear it up fast.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 4:51:06 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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“An automated script probably ran on a website, surreptitiously injected Javascript, used the your current browser session or possibly a save cookie.”

You can help protect against that by using Firefox with the NoScript extension running. NoScript will prevent all scripts from running except on sites you trust. It puts a little “S” icon in the bottom corner of the browser you can click if you want to turn on javascript on a specific page. It’s a safer way to browse.

Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Addons: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

NoScript: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/


22 posted on 02/08/2011 5:54:46 AM PST by PastorBooks
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