Public Wifi Hacking
Seems like many of my friends & associates are getting their email hacked every week. This evidenced by the number of messages I’m getting CC’d to me & several other legitimate recipients but which contain messages that are obviously spam & which lead to sales sites or possibly outright dangerous sites. (Sites where you can contract a trojan or other malware).
I wanted to warn everyone about the issue and tell you how to fix this (if you’ve been hacked) & prevent it from happening again in the future. I was considering creating an article or a video where I explain all this but I have enough to get done today so I figured I’d let someone else do it for me.
I did a search and found this video that covers the issue thoroughly, concisely, professionally and is entertaining to boot! Here it is !!
Oh yeah, If one of your email accounts did get hijacked, usually changing the password to the hacked account will “fix” the issue. If you are one of those who received a spam message and went to the site, well you may (or may not) have contracted malware from the site. Some PC guru’s will tell you they can disinfect your PC but once you know your infected, you might as well reinstall the Operating System and all the programs (very painful) because there’s no telling what else is hiding on your system. (The hackers go to great lengths not to be discovered).
Check out my article on Online Malware Scanners to see when and why you should use them. I just updated the article to include only the active scanners that help remove the malware.