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Breached Websites among PTNG subscribers according to Avira

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  • Roger Williams
    I recently installed the Avira app for iOS on my iPhone 5 and it reported that 29 of my email contacts had had their addresses and passwords breached, i.e.,
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 15, 2014
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      I recently installed the Avira app for iOS on my iPhone 5 and it reported that 29 of my email contacts had had their addresses and passwords breached, i.e., that they had been published on the web. An alternative mail address of my own was included among them, and so were many of those in PanoToolsNG who have written directly to me (and therefore appear in my address book). The only site that I use among those listed by Avira as breached for my mail account was Adobe, and of course I was already aware of this breach. Fortunately, although Adobe’s mail addresses were breached, the passwords were still encrypted, so the possibility of identity theft was low, but I changed my password anyway. If anyone is interested to know if Avira considers them or their correspondents “breached” I recommend installing this free app and letting it scan your address book.

       

      I did receive a couple of spam mails that pretended to be from my other mail address but none after that. Hope no-one else has received any… My ISP is now set to reject emails that do not originate from my own computer(s) so it shouldn’t be happening.

       

      Roger W.

    • quentin desouza
      Hello Roger, I am very surprised to hear this. The point that you bake about someone sending mail from your email address can be done without knowing the other
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 15, 2014
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        Hello Roger,

        I am very surprised to hear this.
        The point that you bake about someone sending mail from your email address can be done without knowing the other persons password.
        It is very easy to spoof a email address because there is no method to check outgoing mail.
        Spoofing can be done by simply creating a mail account with the mail address you want to spoof.
        Probably it can't be done on a Apple computer or using thunderbird as they check the credentials before allowing you to send mail.
        But it can be done using any very basic mail client.
        I myself have received many spam mails from myself but I know for a fact that my mail account has not been hacked.

        Regards,
        Quentin.



        On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Roger Williams <roger@...> wrote:
         

        I recently installed the Avira app for iOS on my iPhone 5 and it reported that 29 of my email contacts had had their addresses and passwords breached, i.e., that they had been published on the web. An alternative mail address of my own was included among them, and so were many of those in PanoToolsNG who have written directly to me (and therefore appear in my address book). The only site that I use among those listed by Avira as breached for my mail account was Adobe, and of course I was already aware of this breach. Fortunately, although Adobe’s mail addresses were breached, the passwords were still encrypted, so the possibility of identity theft was low, but I changed my password anyway. If anyone is interested to know if Avira considers them or their correspondents “breached” I recommend installing this free app and letting it scan your address book.

         

        I did receive a couple of spam mails that pretended to be from my other mail address but none after that. Hope no-one else has received any… My ISP is now set to reject emails that do not originate from my own computer(s) so it shouldn’t be happening.

         

        Roger W.

      • Roger Williams
        Yes, thank you, Quentin. That was generally my understanding of the situation and I wasn’t too worried about that couple of spoof mails. My ISP’s mail
        Message 3 of 5 , Apr 16, 2014
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          Yes, thank you, Quentin.

           

          That was generally my understanding of the situation and I wasn’t too worried about that couple of spoof mails. My ISP’s mail server will now NOT relay mails, so I am pretty well protected.

           

          Roger

           

          From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of quentin desouza
          Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:40 AM
          To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Breached Websites among PTNG subscribers according to Avira

           



          Hello Roger,

           

          I am very surprised to hear this.

          The point that you bake about someone sending mail from your email address can be done without knowing the other persons password.

          It is very easy to spoof a email address because there is no method to check outgoing mail.

          Spoofing can be done by simply creating a mail account with the mail address you want to spoof.

          Probably it can't be done on a Apple computer or using thunderbird as they check the credentials before allowing you to send mail.

          But it can be done using any very basic mail client.

          I myself have received many spam mails from myself but I know for a fact that my mail account has not been hacked.

           

          Regards,

          Quentin.

           



          On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Roger Williams <roger@...> wrote:

           

          I recently installed the Avira app for iOS on my iPhone 5 and it reported that 29 of my email contacts had had their addresses and passwords breached, i.e., that they had been published on the web. An alternative mail address of my own was included among them, and so were many of those in PanoToolsNG who have written directly to me (and therefore appear in my address book). The only site that I use among those listed by Avira as breached for my mail account was Adobe, and of course I was already aware of this breach. Fortunately, although Adobe’s mail addresses were breached, the passwords were still encrypted, so the possibility of identity theft was low, but I changed my password anyway. If anyone is interested to know if Avira considers them or their correspondents “breached” I recommend installing this free app and letting it scan your address book.

           

          I did receive a couple of spam mails that pretended to be from my other mail address but none after that. Hope no-one else has received any… My ISP is now set to reject emails that do not originate from my own computer(s) so it shouldn’t be happening.

           

          Roger W.




        • quentin desouza
          I did not know if you were aware that is why I wrote to. You Roger. Regards, Quentin. ... I did not know if you were aware that is why I wrote to. You Roger.
          Message 4 of 5 , Apr 16, 2014
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            I did not know if you were aware that is why I wrote to. You Roger.

            Regards,
            Quentin.



            On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Roger Williams <roger@...> wrote:
             

            Yes, thank you, Quentin.

             

            That was generally my understanding of the situation and I wasn’t too worried about that couple of spoof mails. My ISP’s mail server will now NOT relay mails, so I am pretty well protected.

             

            Roger

             

            From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of quentin desouza
            Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:40 AM
            To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Breached Websites among PTNG subscribers according to Avira


             



            Hello Roger,

             

            I am very surprised to hear this.

            The point that you bake about someone sending mail from your email address can be done without knowing the other persons password.

            It is very easy to spoof a email address because there is no method to check outgoing mail.

            Spoofing can be done by simply creating a mail account with the mail address you want to spoof.

            Probably it can't be done on a Apple computer or using thunderbird as they check the credentials before allowing you to send mail.

            But it can be done using any very basic mail client.

            I myself have received many spam mails from myself but I know for a fact that my mail account has not been hacked.

             

            Regards,

            Quentin.

             



            On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Roger Williams <roger@...> wrote:

             

            I recently installed the Avira app for iOS on my iPhone 5 and it reported that 29 of my email contacts had had their addresses and passwords breached, i.e., that they had been published on the web. An alternative mail address of my own was included among them, and so were many of those in PanoToolsNG who have written directly to me (and therefore appear in my address book). The only site that I use among those listed by Avira as breached for my mail account was Adobe, and of course I was already aware of this breach. Fortunately, although Adobe’s mail addresses were breached, the passwords were still encrypted, so the possibility of identity theft was low, but I changed my password anyway. If anyone is interested to know if Avira considers them or their correspondents “breached” I recommend installing this free app and letting it scan your address book.

             

            I did receive a couple of spam mails that pretended to be from my other mail address but none after that. Hope no-one else has received any… My ISP is now set to reject emails that do not originate from my own computer(s) so it shouldn’t be happening.

             

            Roger W.




          • Roger Williams
            Yes, much appreciated! Roger From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of quentin desouza Sent: Wednesday, April 16,
            Message 5 of 5 , Apr 17, 2014
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              Yes, much appreciated!

               

              Roger

               

              From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of quentin desouza
              Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:54 PM
              To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Breached Websites among PTNG subscribers according to Avira

               



              I did not know if you were aware that is why I wrote to. You Roger.

               

              Regards,

              Quentin.

               



              On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Roger Williams <roger@...> wrote:

               

              Yes, thank you, Quentin.

               

              That was generally my understanding of the situation and I wasn’t too worried about that couple of spoof mails. My ISP’s mail server will now NOT relay mails, so I am pretty well protected.

               

              Roger

               

              From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of quentin desouza
              Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:40 AM
              To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Breached Websites among PTNG subscribers according to Avira

               

               



              Hello Roger,

               

              I am very surprised to hear this.

              The point that you bake about someone sending mail from your email address can be done without knowing the other persons password.

              It is very easy to spoof a email address because there is no method to check outgoing mail.

              Spoofing can be done by simply creating a mail account with the mail address you want to spoof.

              Probably it can't be done on a Apple computer or using thunderbird as they check the credentials before allowing you to send mail.

              But it can be done using any very basic mail client.

              I myself have received many spam mails from myself but I know for a fact that my mail account has not been hacked.

               

              Regards,

              Quentin.

               



              On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Roger Williams <roger@...> wrote:

               

              I recently installed the Avira app for iOS on my iPhone 5 and it reported that 29 of my email contacts had had their addresses and passwords breached, i.e., that they had been published on the web. An alternative mail address of my own was included among them, and so were many of those in PanoToolsNG who have written directly to me (and therefore appear in my address book). The only site that I use among those listed by Avira as breached for my mail account was Adobe, and of course I was already aware of this breach. Fortunately, although Adobe’s mail addresses were breached, the passwords were still encrypted, so the possibility of identity theft was low, but I changed my password anyway. If anyone is interested to know if Avira considers them or their correspondents “breached” I recommend installing this free app and letting it scan your address book.

               

              I did receive a couple of spam mails that pretended to be from my other mail address but none after that. Hope no-one else has received any… My ISP is now set to reject emails that do not originate from my own computer(s) so it shouldn’t be happening.

               

              Roger W.






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