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Paul T25/10/2008 10:03:00
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IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THIS

Could all members please check that their internet security software is upto date as there are some very suspect x rated emails being sent supposedly from one of our members so it is obvious that someones contact files have been invaded.

Paul

Vinnie Branigan25/10/2008 10:48:00
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What exactly does 'someones contact files have been invaded' mean Paul?

I can assure you it's nothing to do with this site's security.

Paul T25/10/2008 13:31:00
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No Vinnie nothing to do with this site just one of its members
Vinnie Branigan25/10/2008 13:33:00
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Paul, can you PM me the details, and who it is.  I need to look at their account.

Vinnie

Penny Lee25/10/2008 16:39:00
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Something like the klez virus will harvest emails from an unsuspecting users browsed webpages and mail contact lists.It will then spew out undetected emails to contacts and mailto addresses on those websites.

I used to get those daily and was able to identify one user as the outgoing mailserver added an X apparently from header.

If you are lucky and savvy you can examine the mail header and trace the hapless Typhoid Mary

Lee

the converter25/10/2008 17:09:00
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i don't know if this had any thing to do with this problem but i had great difficulty in logging on to site yesterday evening and first thing this morning kept getting the "host server error page" message ?

ron 

The Long Build25/10/2008 21:08:00
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A few forums have recently noted that there have been attempted attacks made on them , the Fleetscale site is/was down the other day because of such an attack. , is'nt lfe fun..
Vinnie Branigan25/10/2008 22:39:00
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Have they indeed?  Well we haven't.
Paul T26/10/2008 06:52:00
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Dear all

I can't emphasize how important this matter is as the bogus emails that are being sent are highly pornographic and extremely graphic. 

Dont forget the fact that many vulnerable people such as children are members of this site and they certainly do not deserve to recieve such filth

SO GET YOUR FINGERS OUT AND UPDATE YOUR SECURITY

Paul

ps sorry for shouting Vinnie

Vinnie Branigan26/10/2008 07:18:00
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Paul,

Your emails are nothing to do with this site.  They're just spam, and eventually everybody gets them.  Filter them. 

It's also nothing to do with security.  

You can have the best security in the world, but you'll still receive this sort of mail.

Vinnie

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