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  1. #11
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    If there is no trojan detected from a virus scan (the obvious possibility), there also could be a chance that this user is in a position to sniff network traffic from your host. Are you on any kind of shared network segment, such as a cable modem? If so, it is a definate possibility. Many times, authentication to sites such as hotmail and yahoo, is not encrypted via SSL by default. Usually there is a link to a secure login page. If I were you, I would make sure of that for starters, assuming of course, there is no trojan installed on your system as others have stated.

  2. #12
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    Ya iNViCTuS

    That is a good point, he may be on the same ISP segment. Besides making sure the login screen is secure, there is an option check box on hotmail for "Public Computer" That tightens things down a bit more. Always check that, even at home.
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  3. #13
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    Lightbulb Re: password security


    if he uses brute forcing then use a 29 letter long password which should be easy 4 u to
    remeber like "mypasswordis29letterlong012345"

    if he has installed trojan either format ur PC or use a trojan removal toool from

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    let me know if he takes ur password next time



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