Facebook password stolen.. twice.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SamAshleyBlogs, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. SamAshleyBlogs macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone,

    First off, I'm new to this particular forum.. so hello.

    Second, last night I got a text message informing me that my Yahoo! password had been changed. Of course, I hate my yahoo account and I never use it, but i DO use Yahoo Merchant for my small business, so I'm stuck with it. Anyway, I go to my Macbook Pro and check it out for myself. Turns out, along with my Yahoo password being changed, so was my Facebook. I reset both passwords to something more obscure and hoped for the best.

    Since then, my Yahoo has not been changed again, BUT my Facebook was again! I reset my password, once again, but now I'm really worried. I do occasionally download from torrent sites and I know I really shouldn't.

    I have ran iAntiVirus with no results and I am currently running MacScan. So far, MacScan has only come up with tracing cookies, but nothing else.

    Any ideas how I can protect my Facebook better??
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your Yahoo and Facebook accounts can be hacked, regardless of what computer you have. Chances are very great it has nothing to do with any software on your computer, but rather, weak passwords or someone gaining physical access to your computer.
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Better still, use two different better passwords.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I bet they used their yahoo password/e-mail address for their facebook account. But yeah, make them different.
     
  6. SamAshleyBlogs thread starter macrumors regular

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    I made my passwords harder and unlinked my Facebook and Yahoo accounts from each other. Seemed to stop Yahoo from getting the password stolen, but not facebook. Ugh!
     
  7. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Make a new one and add your friends. Also...use Gmail :D
     
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  10. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    may i ask? ok i wil ask anyway... WHY is this in the macbook pro hardware forum? it belongs over in the software forum
     
  11. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    AGREE!!!!!! Love Gmail~ way better!!
     
  12. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    sounds like someone is guessing your password recovery questions.
     
  13. spinnerlys Guest

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    What do you mean with "harder" Is it at least thirteen characters long and do you mix letters with numbers and even some special characters?

    Example: n008iepa22w0rd#st0l3n

    Or do you use a simple password like freudeSchoenerGoetterfunken?
     

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