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Topic # 26596 27-Sep-2008 10:38
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It just happen to me recently that many of my msn contacts sent me spam while i was offline. I asked a few people their and they say that they also get it too..
I just want to know how is it happen? have anyone got similar experience ?
please share..

Thanks

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  Reply # 167475 27-Sep-2008 10:39
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Same here and it always comes from the same person on my contacts list.  Very annoying!



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  Reply # 167478 27-Sep-2008 10:49
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so you don't know why? i google it but couldn't find anything about known contact

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  Reply # 167479 27-Sep-2008 10:53
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I am guessing it's an add-on that my contact has installed and Messenger has automatically ticked a box which says "ad sending on", or something in the lines of that.

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Reply # 167486 27-Sep-2008 12:15
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Either a plugin or some "social engineering". Some sites offer "services" to let you know who is hidden from you. They ask for your username and password, and someone is dumb enough to give these away - then the site starts using that to spread spam, viruses, etc...




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  Reply # 168119 30-Sep-2008 19:46
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Inform this contact.
They may not know.

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Reply # 168121 30-Sep-2008 19:50
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Good advice. And assuming this is a web service, not a trojan, then the best thing would be for your friend to change the password used to access the service.




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