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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    Only happens to folk using windows where passwords can be harvested,no chance here solved by using linux.
    And anyway i dont watch porno films,i am in most of the good ones.
    Not so. It's not your computer that's been hacked -- it's a third party to who you've given your email address.

    I've had loads of those for several email addresses that Jan and I have given to various organisations who have asked for one. I give a unique address to each organisation that asks for my email address. The addresses allow me to identify the organisation that's been careless. From that I can tell that Last FM has been hacked as Scammy has sent multiple messages quoting the password I used for that site. However, I've had similar messages that don't quote my password addressed to email addresses that I've only used for a single organisation, which indicates that these organisations have either been hacked or have been careless with my email addresses. These include Consumer Action Group, Ebay and most disturbingly Avast Antivirus.
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    Its getting that common place for big organisations (including banks) to have data breaches now that they aren't getting reported like when they first started to happen. Its is not system related as a lot of these organisations will be using Linux back ends, stay protected by good password maintenance, change regularly and dont use same password for everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabsim View Post
    Its getting that common place for big organisations (including banks) to have data breaches now that they aren't getting reported like when they first started to happen. Its is not system related as a lot of these organisations will be using Linux back ends, stay protected by good password maintenance, change regularly and dont use same password for everything
    All very true,those using linux back end servers or main units will and do give out peoples id which of course the linux server cannot stop as its just doing what has been keyed in,truth is either those operating do it with out thinking or they sell to third partys for monies.
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    I've had quite a few over the last few months including the latest one this week, I as usual didn't even open them just deleted them.

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    Yes i have had two but never respond and linux flags them up giving you the choice of open or bin.
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