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momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/2/2011 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone

I wanted to warn everyone that I went to my Facebook page and it said that my account had been suspended. It said that several email addresses had ended up on a page or somplace bad, and one of them was mine. It talked about people phishing. Jerome said that people go around the internet phishing for people's information.

I had to change my password to my yahoo account because I use it for my Facebook and also my password for my Facebook account. I wish that these people would find better things to do than go around hurting people like this.

A few nights ago my computer went bezerk and I thought it was messed up, but the computer fixed itself. Thank God. I guess it was the Windows 7 that did it. I'm wondering if these two things are connected.

I am so angry. What do these people get out of doing this kind of stuff?

Anyway, I just wanted to warn you all about this. I sure hope that none of you don't get any phishing or hacking on your computers.

I hope you're all having a low pain evening.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

NiNi53
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   Posted 6/2/2011 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Loretta  thank you so much for the heads up.  I have no idea what makes a person begin these types of things, and continue with them.  I guess that makes the world go around.
 
I dont even know about facebook, or etc.  I am just beginning to use the computer, so I am a rookie, one day I will turn around, and time marches on.
 
Tender hugs to you, I am sure things such as this do not make your days better, sometimes it just pile of garbage.  I would use a different word, but I know better, then I would be like them huh?
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/2/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm...I am actually wondering if the FB message was part of the problem...How did you receive this?

There is a new FB log-in page that you need to see https (the s is for a secure site) and you will see the gold lock all the way on the right hand side of the www address...

If you got this message first in an email...and then clicked on the fb login from the email....that was the virus itself being installed as soon as you click on that link..

It's good you bring this up as the phishing gets more sophisticated everyday...

If there was an issue with your email...there shouldn't have been any reason that your FB was suspended...I don't see the correlation...

The man I recently dated was head of computer security for all of a major University and he taught me many things about this..

I absolutely NEVER click on any links...even if a friend puts something in an email to me..or on FB...or even on here...I will go to Google and find the actual website and then go from there...

I lost a computer to a virus last year...soooo much trouble and money so it's not worth it...

Just like they tell you that any major corporation like your bank or business will NEVER send you an email to verify passwords, user ID or to change them..They would send something in the actual US Mail...(and even then that rarely happens for any reason)

I always call a company first to double check things before this as well.

That's why I am wondering now if you entered in that new password to someone else besides FB....Because fals phishing pages look identical to the real deal...that's why I said it's imperative to see the https for FB now for the correct site..

Sorry this happened to you...but am glad you shared with us to remind us all to be very careful...

Just FYI for a hint...it's best to have a 'throwaway' email addy for websites like that...and then have your main email for work/friends on a totally separate service provider..

As well as having virus protection on your computer...I personally use Norton Security...but there are a few good one's ou there...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/2/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Nini. It is very aggravating.

Thanks Snowbunny for the info. I will make sure that I go to the https site from now on. The only reason that I went to Facebook is that I got an email that a friend had written on his wall, so I went there to respond and that's when it said that my account has been suspended. I do have a virus protection on my compurer, so I imagine it would have caught a virus. I use McAfee. I just got my laptop a few weeks ago, and it came on the computer.

I only have the McAfee until sometime in July for free and then it costs like $40 or $50 for a year subscription. Is Norton any cheaper? I would like to have one that's not too expensive, but works good.

I'm sorry to hear that you lost a computer to a virus. How crazy is it when people do stuff like this for fun. I just can't understand it.

Anyway, you two take care. I hope that you two are having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/3/2011 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
The Norton is $89 a year...but it's worth every penny for me...

This includes virus protection...Identity protection (I'll describe below), Backup, and PC Tune-up

What is wonderful is you have one main secure password to Norton...and everytime you log on to a site like HW or anywhere you need user id/password...you fill it out once...and then Norton will store this to 'pre-fill' out next and all following times you go to a site..

The reason this is more secure...is when you type in a user id/password on an actual website...someone that has hacked your computer...can 'see' this being typed in....By going through Norton...it's saved through a different routing process...So not only is it convenient as I have close to 40 different websites for both business and personal use...Things from online banking, credit card...to simple things like FB or Amazon...so you don't have to 'remember' each user id and password..

As most people know...you should have a different user id/password for everything you do...never use the same one for two sites...this way if someone hacks one site...they won't have your password to everything...

It also provides an online backup of every single thing from all my settings, to desktop to all my files, work and personal info, music...etc...You don't have to put on a disk or flash drive..

So...to me...as I mentioned...after losing a computer last year to a virus..I think it's great...McAfee has something similar I think...so it's really about choice..and those two are the most well known and touted for awards for security...

And no offense to Paula...but a 'free' one doesn't sit well with me and I would have a hard time trusting a company I have never heard of..I'm just overly cautious:)

As I wrote...I took the advice of my friend who does this for a living...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/3/2011 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Snowbunny. I think that Avast does have everything that Norton has, so I think I will probably stick with it. I have heard of Avast. I think we have used it on our desktop before. I sure do appreciate the information Snowbunny and your input too Paula.

I hope you're all having a low pain night.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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