I've been using my playbook to browse the web alot lately and I've been going to alot of different websites. Nothing bad or inappropriate, but just websites about cars and current events etc. Many of them were unfamiliar and non professional looking.
Does using the playbook make my information any less secure? Because when I woke up this morning, I had over 40 emails saying "delivery to the following addresses failed"...it was 40 of my contacts. But I have over 100 contacts, so does that mean the other 60 got through?! The email contains a link but I'm not sure where it goes, I don't want to risk clicking it. This may be a dumb question but I've never been hacked before and I'm not huge on tech stuff. Here's what my inbox looked like when I woke up
- 04-08-2012, 07:29 AM #2
I used to get a few random e-mails from people's hotmail accounts. I had assumed they contracted a virus. They were not even aware that they were sending out e-mails. Heard a few stories about some hotmail accounts sending out spam. You can Google for more info.
This has nothing to do with your PB, it has everything to do with your hotmail account.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
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- 04-08-2012, 08:00 AM #4
My hotmail acct has been hacked multiple times. I don't believe it was the playbook I just think it was your email account.
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- 04-08-2012, 08:09 AM #6Watch Hulu and Netflix on the Playbook
- 04-08-2012, 08:24 AM #8
With a 40% failure rate against your hundred contacts it seems unlikely to be based on your contact list - unless you lose friends very fast. The most likely cause is a spambot has found and used your email address as sender or "Reply-to" in a spam run, possibly you entered your email to a dodgy website.
Do you know all the failure recipients from your contact list, or are any of them unfamiliar - which would suggest the mailing list used to spam didn't come from your device.<a href="http://www.galatis.de/starboard.php?d=5518"><!-- Something special for the spammers --></a>
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04-08-2012, 08:37 AM #10
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Security on the Playbook
How safe is the Playbook when it comes to the web browser, downloading and email attachments? Also I see a lot of people posting their pin numbers on the blackberry facebook page. Is that safe?
Last edited by maddogkiller; 04-08-2012 at 08:41 AM.
- 04-08-2012, 08:48 AM #11
same thing here except it was my aol account. Change your hotmail password or what ever email service you use. Some how your password has been gotten ahold of. Your probably right the other 60 went through