Check the real URL address There's a way you can see where the hyperlinks in a suspicious email will actually take you to. at the end? Thanks, Ilene ireynolds, Nov 13, 2007 #1 Sponsor zabusant Joined: Sep 6, 2007 Messages: 2,584 DO NOT run the "update" Try this online scan http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ zabusant, Nov 13, All rights reserved. · AOL · Help · AOL Email · Terms of Service Toggle navigationckeBugFixckeBugFixckeBugFix Home Hacked Accounts Suspicious Emails Warning signs Secure a hacked account Avoid getting hacked Hacked
If not, that's another warning sign. To change your ASQ, follow the instructions below: 1. Select a question from the drop-down menu, enter your Answer, and click Save. Congratulations, you just updated your ASQ! Spam The best way to alert AOL to spam is to click the Spam button above the message. http://corp.aol.com/news/aol-security-update
Any other thoughts??? Ilene ireynolds, Nov 14, 2007 #5 zabusant Joined: Sep 6, 2007 Messages: 2,584 Do you have any antivirus anti-spyware installed zabusant, Nov 14, 2007 #6 ireynolds Thread Starter Joined: Select an AOL Username from the Screen Name drop-down menu. In general, when it comes to keeping your account secure, be paranoid!
Importantly, we have no indication that the encryption on the passwords or the answers to security questions was broken. If you are unsure of an email's authenticity, forward the email to [email protected] The next time you’re requested to answer your Account Security Question it will be the new question and answer you’ve selected. Did you find this information helpful?YesNoFeb 28, 2016 Print Images Aol Account Hacked Can't Change Password Don’t use the phone number provided in a suspicious email as it might be a fake number to collect your personal info.
They include: If you receive a suspicious email, do not respond or click on any links or attachments in the email. Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ireynolds, Nov 13, 2007. Did you find this information helpful?YesNoNov 3, 2016 Print Images OffImages On Change Text Size©2017 AOL Inc. Get More Info Examples of instances when you will be asked to answer your ASQ include: When you want to manage your AOL account online, when you want to reset your password through the
IMPORTANT: If you are the master account holder for your AOL account, we now offer the option to reset the ASQs for all AOL Usernames tied to your account. Verify Aol Account And then click Save. In your inbox, you’ll see an AOL icon or green ribbon next to any AOL Certified Mail. We are writing to notify you that AOL is investigating a securityincidentthat involved unauthorizedaccessto AOLs network and systems.
Join over 733,556 other people just like you! you can try this out Similar Threads - security update New Security italian59, Jan 25, 2017, in forum: Virus & Other Malware Removal Replies: 1 Views: 73 eddie5659 Feb 1, 2017 at 7:44 AM New security Aol Email Hacked How To Fix Anyone who can guess the answer to your ASQ may be able to access and make changes to your account.Carefully note the exact spelling and capitalization of your answer. How Do I Contact Aol AOL will never ask you for your password or any other sensitive personal information over email.
You may need to shut down applications and restart your computer. This will block whoever – or more likely, whatever computer program – has gained access to your account. Scare tactic subject line A Subject line that is this alarming (and packed with exclamation points) is a red flag of suspicious email. Let’s get started. Aol Hoax
By doing so, you confirm that your email account is active, and you'll likely be flooded with more spam and scam attempts. This sends the message directly to your Spam folder and tunes your Spam filter to better block these kinds of emails. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? How to secure a compromised account If you ever notice something strange going on with your AOL Mail account, the first thing you should do is change your password at account.aol.com.
Hacked Email Accounts Signs your AOL Mail account has been hacked How to secure a compromised account Avoid getting hacked Suspicious Email Look for these scam clues How to report suspicious Aol Phishing The ASQ is required to verify your identity when you access sensitive information. Instead, go to the website of the company and use the “Contact Us” link to find a company’s phone number and call them.
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Click Done. My Account Security Question is blocked. Stay logged in Sign up now! After the 24 hour period expires, the block is automatically lifted and you can answer your Account security question with the appropriate answer. Review your Signature to ensure no one added spam, other inappropriate content or links.