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Topic # 115449 26-Mar-2013 13:27
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Hi

I think yahoo is being hacked again maybe brute force? cos whats happening is my pop3 access
from pop peeper keeps saying wrong ID or password

the problem goes away on pop access using the same ID and PASSWORD when I login via the web page
mail.yahoo.com

but maybe 5 or 10minutes later back to the same error

so I have to login again via the webpage

very odd?

now it first happened on another family account and now thats ok .. now its my turn it seems

which makes me think some bruteforce attack is going on and yahoo is locking up pop3 where the
attack is coming from?

we have tried new passwords no difference.. seems to be happening randomly.. just thought I report it here as others may be experiencing it and Xtra or yahoo may need to investigate it

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  Reply # 787226 26-Mar-2013 13:55
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Dont you yahoo guys need to check the settings once logged in from their website to re-enable something that they have purposely turned off relating to your pop and imap etc etc.

Just remembering somthing I read in these forums a few weeks ago / heard in the media.



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  Reply # 787250 26-Mar-2013 14:23
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no havent logged in yahoo mail via the web browser and change anything/setting

again I had to login web browser way as pop was giving same wrong id/psd error

and now it works again... for how long dont know prob another 10min

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  Reply # 787269 26-Mar-2013 14:42
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yahoo login fails sometimes, and lasts (fails) for hours, and the next day it works again.

go gmail



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  Reply # 787290 26-Mar-2013 15:26
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happened again.. makes no sense why web login clears the pop pwd failure
I checked the pop settings nothing there to tweak offer then spam inclusion

yeh.. xtra why the hell use USA for email servers.? cant be so much problem to setup own servers for frigsack

plus I dont like the idea USA can scan all our emails not just for spam but illegally for keywords
in the excuss of terror monitoring.. usa has shown how much they like to spy on the world in the wikileaks and dotcom affairs

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  Reply # 787293 26-Mar-2013 15:37
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kiwigeek1: happened again.. makes no sense why web login clears the pop pwd failure
I checked the pop settings nothing there to tweak offer then spam inclusion

yeh.. xtra why the hell use USA for email servers.? cant be so much problem to setup own servers for frigsack

plus I dont like the idea USA can scan all our emails not just for spam but illegally for keywords
in the excuss of terror monitoring.. usa has shown how much they like to spy on the world in the wikileaks and dotcom affairs


Please let's have some backup for these assertions. For a start, the Yahoo servers Telecom (not Xtra) use are not located in the US.

Even as a Telecom employee, I'm not a PERSONAL fan of Yahoo and I don't use them myself (although that's more about wanting to use a proper personal domain name than anything else) - but there were and are good reasons not to want to run your own mail system.

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 787338 26-Mar-2013 16:56
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switch to imap.
I haven't had any issues at all with that.

alternatively, switch from a yahoo xtra account to a yahoo account.

I have never experienced any of the issues on a yahoo.co.nz account that xtra customers have suffered from over the years.



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  Reply # 787342 26-Mar-2013 17:02
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No Ive never had this weird problem before either but its odd its started up not long after the
last big attack this year.. I suspect theres something still going on

not to get off topic
and to backup the spying claims can read this dec 2012
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/americans-the-most-spied-on-people-in-world-history.html

and I dont think it matters where a server is located.. if USA own it they have the right to install
any sort of bot on their servers and send the info under any new terror law they want to write

I dont trust them and I dont trust our gov to do the right thing either

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  Reply # 787349 26-Mar-2013 17:10
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then who do you trust?

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  Reply # 787353 26-Mar-2013 17:19
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kiwigeek1: [snip]
and I dont think it matters where a server is located.. if USA own it they have the right to install
any sort of bot on their servers and send the info under any new terror law they want to write

I dont trust them and I dont trust our gov to do the right thing either


The Us Govt don't own Yahoo.

Most (if not all) countries have laws covering access by law enforcement etc to all sorts of stuff

"Right to install any sort of bot on their servers??? I think you've been watching wayyyy to much TV or reading some pretty tinfoil hat websites.

Cheers - N




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  Reply # 787372 26-Mar-2013 17:56
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lol its you that have been brainwashed to trusting govs.. dont you follow wikileaks and dotcom for starters
you see mps caught in their own lies every day on the news even
google even sells data on searches
privacy is being enroded every month

whateva go back to sleep

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  Reply # 787373 26-Mar-2013 17:58
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kiwigeek1: lol its you that have been brainwashed to trusting govs.. dont you follow wikileaks and dotcom for starters
you see mps caught in their own lies every day on the news even
google even sells data on searches
privacy is being enroded every month

whateva go back to sleep


6/10 on the troll... You could have gotten to 8/10 if you called us "Sheeple"

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  Reply # 787392 26-Mar-2013 18:52
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kiwigeek1:again I had to login web browser way as pop was giving same wrong id/psd error



Never have any problems with pop access but on Sat tried 3 times to access webmail via mobile without getting past wrong id or password, A check of login history however shows all of these attempts as succeeding.



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  Reply # 787430 26-Mar-2013 19:49
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yeh something odd going on.. Ive logged in fine maybe 10 times in web mail which for some reason lets
their pop work.. without changing a thing or user/password or other settings

if it was router issues be some other errors.. I will keep a eye on it.. perhaps I forget the main error
until tomorrow and try again

perhaps they working on the site or so new hacking going on.. time will tell I guess

just same happened with fathers account last week.. maybes his was first cos hes up the alphabet in naming to me..

good to see we are back on topic :)

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  Reply # 787442 26-Mar-2013 20:02
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farcus: switch to imap.
I haven't had any issues at all with that.



Never had imap work on a @stra address on yahoo for me when setting up for friends. Shame since it would make checking for the boatload of false positives so much easier in the spam folder.




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  Reply # 787545 26-Mar-2013 20:38
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yeh imap never seemed to work for me either..but cant see why pop password would work over imap though
with pop peeper dont really need imap but it can do most email systems its a great free tool for windows xp.7 to scan your emails and alert you in nice way which have content


anyhow just updated avast engine and rebooted win 7 32bit and still login id error for pop.. so I have to stick with web email for now but I mess more with it tomorrow give it a day maybe sort itself out

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