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    Question About hacking

    Somebody told me that my emails were not answered because his email add had been hacked and he cannot access it.I have a hard time believing it,I think its a lie.I don't have enough knowledge about computers or about hacking a person's email .What do you think about this.

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    The attacker could have changed the password..

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    I've moved this from Microsoft Security to Miscellaneous Security.

    It is possible that if his password has been changed he may be locked out of his email (is this a web-based email like hotmail or yahoo?). Anything is certainly possible. How did he tell you that his email was "hacked".
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    Yes its a yahoo account.Thanks for the info.

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    He simply said that his email may have been hacked because he can't access it with his password.Will he ever be abble to access it again?

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    One more thing I know he was online as viewed in the personal profiles in yahoo IM a day after he told me his email had been hacked.

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    He was able to get on to Yahoo IM? Well, I guess it's still a possibility. If his email was "hacked" and the password changed he might have been able to file a complaint with Yahoo Abuse and they may have reset it. It is possible that whoever "hacked" (cracked probably a better word) his email may have had a malicious intent and deleted any and all emails sent.
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    Hmm....well have the guy try to get into his email again, and have him make sure that his caps lock is not on.

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    Good point cyber1d!

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    pearl,

    I think that you have already formed an opinion?

    Why don't you two just create two new e-mail accounts that only you two know?

    But that is not the problem I feel?

    One more thing I know he was online as viewed in the personal profiles in yahoo IM
    To be very blunt:

    This is a security site, NOT marriage guidance?

    Cheers

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