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Old 01-17-2017   #1
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stolen apple id!?

just got informed by apple that some unknown device in amsterdam is trying to buy something using my id...

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Old 01-17-2017   #2
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Just make doubly sure that it is really a message from Apple and not some phishing scheme. Did the email want you to click any links?
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Old 01-17-2017   #3
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i'm aware of phishing schemes...but this did seem legit.
i hope it was!
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Old 01-17-2017   #4
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Go to http://iForgot.apple.com and change your Apple ID password.

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Old 01-17-2017   #5
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i'm aware of phishing schemes...but this did seem legit.
i hope it was!
Normally when my ID is used on a new device I get a notice. It does not give a location.

Dear xxxx xxxx,
Your Apple ID ([email protected]) was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
Date and Time: January 2, 2017, 10:34 AM PST
Browser: Chrome
If the information above looks familiar, you can disregard this email.
If you have not signed in to iCloud recently and believe someone may have accessed your account, go to Apple ID (https://appleid.apple.com) and change your password as soon as possible.
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Go to http://iForgot.apple.com and change your Apple ID password.

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Old 01-17-2017   #7
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to be on the safe side i also cancelled the credit card that was attached to apple for payment.
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For a few years I've been using 1 Password by AgileBits Software. In addition to being able to keep all of your passwords plus other information like software keys, it also offers a password generator. It also makes it a lot easier to go in and change passwords on a regular basis.
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I have has this before on my Facebook with an attempt to get in from Taiwan where when I logged in it alerted me to the breach - I did the same, changed my password and moved on.
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Old 01-17-2017   #11
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can you post a screen shot of the email?

this sounds like phishing.
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For a few years I've been using 1 Password by AgileBits Software. In addition to being able to keep all of your passwords plus other information like software keys, it also offers a password generator. It also makes it a lot easier to go in and change passwords on a regular basis.
1 Password is simply wonderful.

I use it for OS X and iOS. Except for the 1 Password access password (I use a short nonsense sentence such as 'carsflybirdsswim') you never have to memorize a password again.

Every login has a unique password. It is trivial to create a secure, unique password for every on-line credential you use. It is trivial to create a new password when ready. With iOS you can choose to launch the 1 Password app via thumbprint.
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Joe, I got that message as well as my wife. They were supposed to be buying Bose noise cancelling headphones. I checked for new scams involving the apple name and it was there. I never go to the links they send because that is where they get you.
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just got informed by apple that some unknown device in amsterdam is trying to buy something using my id...

b a s t a r d s!
Are you in The Netherlands?
I'm living in Dordrecht and often when I use my Apple ID, I get the same message. I guess they have a problem finding your exact location and always use Amsterdam when you're in The Netherlands. It's a rather small country
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I recently subscribed to Private Tunnel and have it configured on all my devices. Takes care of public wifi access.

And I'm about to move my domain name email address to:

ProtonMail

ProtonMail encrypts your email and if you're emailing between other ProtonMail users its encrypted both ways.
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The first thing I do is look at the address the notice came from. You can usually pick up enough clues that it is a phishing scam without even having to open the e-mail. Things like a dot after dot com, or spaces in the address, or especially misspellings in the message subject line.

I've been getting PayPal notices lately, they've all been phishing, and I've reported them to MSN as such instead of just plain Junk.

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+1 for 1password. It's the greatest. All my passwords are 30-character gobbeldygook that I can change easily!
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My wife received an email, purporting to be from Apple, stating that she had subscribed to a physical fitness AP which was going to charge her $27/month. The email provided a link to unsubscribe. I asked her to forward it to me so that I could look at it in Outlook. (She uses AOL.)

The first clue that it was bogus was that it came to an address which she does not use for her applID. The sender, it turned out, was not Apple, and the "unsubscribe" link was not an Apple address either. In any event, I will be watching the charges on my credit card.
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i thought i was an aware computer/internet user...but in a moment of confusion and plain not thinking i blindly followed the directions given...shows how easy it is to fool someone who should know better.
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opening up the raw message file and reading through work most of the time for me. Harder on the newer iOSs.

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Sample Phishing Message
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Sample Phishing Message

Joe -- I'll bet your phishing message looked like this, right?

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Notice in the above message:
- The threat
- Clickable link (that hides where it's actually going)

Now, what to do:
- Change password at iTunes
- Think about what the bad guy may have gotten while he was in there (emails, photos, and what else?). That about where these led him (e.g. to your bank or brokerage account?).
- Did you use the same password anywhere else on the net? If so, change passwords there.
- Use a unique complex password at every site
- Use a Password Manager program to keep track of these. (I use 1Password)

Stay safe!
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... (She uses AOL.)
AOL may be the riskiest platform on the planet.
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