Anybody getting random AIM messages?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fireshot91, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    Lately, I've been getting spam messages from a couple of people on my AIM list. Since I have 2 SN's, and most people have both of them, those spam messages come to me on both of my SN's at the same time, making me think that they're effecting the users whole buddy list.

    They're always random sites that when you click on it, it asks you for your AIM username/password, so if you enter it, I guess it makes your screen name a spambot?
    Last one I got:

    Hey what's your thoughts on the brand new pics of me here? http://alturl.com/vpjb

    Guess that's a fairly smart way for people to get passwords off stupid people.
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    #2
    I get these from my friends addresses on windows live aswell, anyone with an infected account/PC can turn into a spam bot.


    Just ignore them, Adium has a beta spam blocker in aswell!

    -Omi
     
  3. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    Well, I just tell those people to change their passwords.
     
  4. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    I used to get them from time to time but I have not gotten one since I switched-I doubt one has to do with the other
     
  5. ItDoesntMatter macrumors newbie

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  6. Love macrumors 68000

    Love

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    I keep getting weird Skype messages, even though I don't have any skype friends, usually inviting me to a... uh, "webcam"
     
  7. njl macrumors regular

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    research Project Upstream.. i had some issues and finally figured it out..

    i wonder if someone added you to a list..
     
  8. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    I have been too, but i don't use AIM. I been getting spam from people on my list. About loosing weight etc.
     

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