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3455 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2010 7:10 AM by Lawrence Finch
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 5:35 PM (in response to Michael Westbourne)If you were connected to a WiFi network anyone on the network could see your password (with proper software). It has nothing to do with your iPhone, unless it is jailbroken.
Another possibility - did you check your gmail from any other computer on the network in the past few days? It doesn't have to be the same day your password was grabbed.
Lesson #1 - NEVER use the same password for multiple accounts.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 8:14 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)I can't recall any time in recent memory when I've accessed my email from anywhere other than my home network or my phone. And I haven't made any warranty-voiding alterations to my phone.
Besides changing my password, is there anything else I should do?Dual 2GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 8:22 PM (in response to Michael Westbourne)Is this mass spam email sent from your Gmail account available in the account's Sent mailbox?
If not, all a spammer has to do is enter the email address for your Gmail account to appear as the sending email address. This alone does not mean your Gmail account has been compromised. Spammers either enter a bogus email address to appear as the sending email address or they use a valid email address from their known good email address list which they are constantly changing. MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 4 32GB
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 8:34 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)Yeah, I checked and unfortunately they are in my sent box. There are three emails: "Hello0," "Hello6," and "Hello7." Each going to about a third of every single person I've ever emailed.Dual 2GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2010 9:23 PM (in response to Michael Westbourne)The same thing happened to my iPhone today. Fortunately it only sent to one person but unfortunately it was my ex and the spam was for male enhancements. Since this happened I have had problems with my phone all day. Now my phone is saying restore needed on the screen but when I try to plug it in to my Mac iTunes tells me that my phone is locked and will not connect until I unlock my phone (my phone is not giving me a password screen)... anyway I am going to the Apple store tomorrow to get it fixed so I will ask this question tomorrow and let you know what they say.MacBook
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2010 7:10 AM (in response to Michael Westbourne)Definitely change your password. If you use your gmail email address for any other web sites change your password for those sites also, and make it different from your gmail password.
If you log in to any web sites that are not secured by SSL (SSL sites always begin https:, non-secured sites begin http:) do not access them over public WiFi. Likewise for FTP sites that do not use SFTP.Lenovo T-60, Intel iMac , Dell/Ubuntu 8, iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1, Windows XP Pro, Leopard 10.5.4