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Journal Entry: Mon Feb 9, 2009, 7:43 AM
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August 22 - 24, 2008 - Toronto Fan Expo Canada
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if you get a note saying something along the lines of "check this out" or "look at these photos"  followed by a link to a site.  

DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK!

it's spam and it will spread through to your friends accounts as well.  i stupidly clicked the link about a week ago so if anyone got one from me, then i apologize.  i've changed my password but i'm not sure if that helps.

oh and one more thing.  spread the word and let others know about it!  or else this is going to keep spreading!  it might also help to hide all the comments you get that have these spam links.  the fewer people that see it the better!

-joe


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Shaun-Kyle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i just found out about it, after i clicked the link and got hacked....sigh. very annoying. it wasnt from your account by the way.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
I thought I was the only one who didn't get these spam messages...
Now I got one on my page. I haven't clicked on it...

But can you tell me what to do now with that spam message?
Do I have to 'report it as spam' or leave it like that... ????

Please tell me.
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NgBoy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
just hide it. there's no point reporting it. the mod's already know about them. and why report someone when they're not the one's spamming.
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toonrama Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
ok... thanks buddy... :)
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atron Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the warning. ;_;
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CodeXCDM Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Simply changing the password nowadays may not be enough BTW.

See, if they're really hell bent on compromising accounts, keyloggers or other malicious apps would be accidently downloaded if you clicked on some links.

This won't always be the case... as some sites are simply gunning to get more hits on their pages, generate more ad revenue, etc. However, this isn't the first journal I've heard where people reported compromised accounts... so IDK.

For safety purposes, scan your PC if you haven't already.

Also, hate to put a plug for other browsers, but using anything but IE could help protect you a good deal. Many of those malicious items out there gun for exploits primarily found in IE... (not to say that some can affect all browsers, like recently there was a big exploit that affected Flash, which is something all browsers tend to have some plugin for.)
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NgBoy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
interesting, thanks for the input. i don't use IE, and my computer gets scanned every week, so it seems fine. i haven't gotten anyone telling me about getting any spams from my account.
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FooRay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Artist
if you install this patch it detects all those spam msg's and removes the links. [link] i just did it. this is foo by the way incase you think its a phony link....<_< >_>... flight of the conchords season 2 has been awesome!
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NgBoy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
hmmm i'll have to try it!

man we don't have season two over here yet! i'll have to dl it
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