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geopelia
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      11-25-2013
Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in from some
device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"

What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.


 
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Your Name
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      11-25-2013
In article <l6vfva$ovf$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
> Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in from some
> device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"
>
> What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.


If you're talking about an email telling you this, then just delete it.
It will be a silly phising spam email with a link that takes you to a
fake website to steal your password.
 
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geopelia
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      11-26-2013

"Your Name" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:261120130906592692%(E-Mail Removed)...
> In article <l6vfva$ovf$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>> Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
>> Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in from
>> some
>> device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"
>>
>> What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.

>
> If you're talking about an email telling you this, then just delete it.
> It will be a silly phising spam email with a link that takes you to a
> fake website to steal your password.


My Facebook is just for friends and family. All they could do is perhaps add
themselves as a friend.
If they want to read the stuff I write good luck to them.


 
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      11-26-2013
In article <l7194u$6th$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> "Your Name" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:261120130906592692%(E-Mail Removed)...
> > In article <l6vfva$ovf$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
> > <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>
> >> Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
> >> Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in from
> >> some
> >> device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"
> >>
> >> What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.

> >
> > If you're talking about an email telling you this, then just delete it.
> > It will be a silly phising spam email with a link that takes you to a
> > fake website to steal your password.

>
> My Facebook is just for friends and family. All they could do is perhaps add
> themselves as a friend.
> If they want to read the stuff I write good luck to them.


Once the spammers have your password they can hi-jack the account -
change the password and lock you out, then start using your name to do
all sorts of stupid and nasty things.
 
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geopelia
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      11-26-2013

"geoff" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed) ...
> Your Name wrote:
>> In article <l7194u$6th$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>> "Your Name" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:261120130906592692%(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> In article <l6vfva$ovf$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
>>>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
>>>>> Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in
>>>>> from some
>>>>> device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"
>>>>>
>>>>> What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.
>>>>
>>>> If you're talking about an email telling you this, then just delete
>>>> it. It will be a silly phising spam email with a link that takes
>>>> you to a fake website to steal your password.
>>>
>>> My Facebook is just for friends and family. All they could do is
>>> perhaps add themselves as a friend.
>>> If they want to read the stuff I write good luck to them.

>>
>> Once the spammers have your password they can hi-jack the account -
>> change the password and lock you out, then start using your name to do
>> all sorts of stupid and nasty things.

>
> So Geo, *NEVER* act on an email that supplies a logon link to "fix
> something".
>
> If you are really worried, go to the website by going there manually
> *using your own link/bookmark/favourite/whatever* from your browser and
> check out the supposed problem.
>
> geoff


Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.

I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.


 
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Dave Doe
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      11-26-2013
In article <l725r3$avd$(E-Mail Removed)>, http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed), geopelia
says...
>
> "geoff" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) ...
> > Your Name wrote:
> >> In article <l7194u$6th$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
> >> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>
> >>> "Your Name" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>> news:261120130906592692%(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>> In article <l6vfva$ovf$(E-Mail Removed)>, geopelia
> >>>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Facebook asked me to log in. They have never done that before.
> >>>>> Then they sent me a message saying they have noticed me logging in
> >>>>> from some
> >>>>> device, and if it wasn't me to "secure the account"
> >>>>>
> >>>>> What are they playing at? The only computer I use is this one.
> >>>>
> >>>> If you're talking about an email telling you this, then just delete
> >>>> it. It will be a silly phising spam email with a link that takes
> >>>> you to a fake website to steal your password.
> >>>
> >>> My Facebook is just for friends and family. All they could do is
> >>> perhaps add themselves as a friend.
> >>> If they want to read the stuff I write good luck to them.
> >>
> >> Once the spammers have your password they can hi-jack the account -
> >> change the password and lock you out, then start using your name to do
> >> all sorts of stupid and nasty things.

> >
> > So Geo, *NEVER* act on an email that supplies a logon link to "fix
> > something".
> >
> > If you are really worried, go to the website by going there manually
> > *using your own link/bookmark/favourite/whatever* from your browser and
> > check out the supposed problem.
> >
> > geoff

>
> Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.
>
> I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.


Not sure you understand what Geoff's saying - seemed clear enough to me.

Don't use links from *e-mails* - to "login". Delete the e-mails, they
are quite probably phishing e-mails looking to gain your credentials (by
taking you to a fake / look-alike website to login).

Go to the *site* itself (eg. www.facebook.com) and login. Simple.

--
Duncan.
 
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Bruce Sinclair
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      11-27-2013
In article <l725r3$avd$(E-Mail Removed)>, "geopelia" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
(snip)

>Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.


It is my experience, that if a web site wants you to log in, it is usually
*not* a good idea.

>I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.


... and I include facebook in this list.



 
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Enkidu
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      11-27-2013
On 27/11/13 13:11, Bruce Sinclair wrote:
> In article <l725r3$avd$(E-Mail Removed)>, "geopelia" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> (snip)
>
>> Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.

>
> It is my experience, that if a web site wants you to log in, it is usually
> *not* a good idea.
>

What annoys me is the sites that require you to login just to read their
FAQ or knowledgebase. Banks, shopping sites for *specific* companies
(like Whitcoulls or Amazon or Fishpond) are OK.
>
>> I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.

>
> .. and I include facebook in this list.
>

Give Geo a break, Bruce! While you may get your information 'stolen' on
Facebook, it is still very unlikely, and it is still one of the best
ways to keep in touch!

Cheers,

Cliff

 
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Bruce Sinclair
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      11-27-2013
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, "geoff" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Bruce Sinclair wrote:
>> In article <l725r3$avd$(E-Mail Removed)>, "geopelia"
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote: (snip)
>>
>>> Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.

>>
>> It is my experience, that if a web site wants you to log in, it is
>> usually *not* a good idea.
>>
>>> I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.

>>
>> .. and I include facebook in this list.

>
>Must make internet banking, shopping, forums, etc rather difficult for you
>.....


Nope.

Banking *is* a pain. Shopping via email and a credit card is easy.
Forums are evil (cf newsgroups) ... and much of the other stuff is simply a
waste of space.

I know, milages vary.


 
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Bruce Sinclair
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      11-27-2013
In article <52953ffd$(E-Mail Removed)>, Enkidu <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>On 27/11/13 13:11, Bruce Sinclair wrote:
>> In article <l725r3$avd$(E-Mail Removed)>, "geopelia" <(E-Mail Removed)>

> wrote:
>> (snip)
>>
>>> Many sites want me to log in. I can't get in unless I do.

>>
>> It is my experience, that if a web site wants you to log in, it is usually
>> *not* a good idea.
>>

>What annoys me is the sites that require you to login just to read their
>FAQ or knowledgebase. Banks, shopping sites for *specific* companies
>(like Whitcoulls or Amazon or Fishpond) are OK.


Yes, those are particualrly nasty. I don't.


>>> I haven't noticed anything different on Facebook.

>>
>> .. and I include facebook in this list.
>>

>Give Geo a break, Bruce! While you may get your information 'stolen' on
>Facebook, it is still very unlikely, and it is still one of the best
>ways to keep in touch!


Disagree. Vigorously.

Much better to talk to people.

Yes, I know, mileages vary.



 
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