Wrong. Unless yours fell off.
13 posts • joined 27 Oct 2014
Yes! I've had this happen, twice, but not recently - probably over a year ago.
When I queried Natwest they suggested that I might have mis-keyed the customer number and thereby attempted to log into another customer's account - one with a longer password than mine.
I guess this is possible so since then I've been very careful to get it right. If it happens again I'll know it's their fault.
When this first happened I figured out for myself that it was spoofed email, not being sent from my own account. But I downloaded my entire email database and searched it for received email addresses - and sure enough the long list matched up with what was in the bounce reports that I received. Note that this isn't a contacts list, it's way more than that.
So without a doubt someone had access to my email and was able to mine it for addresses. I know you can never be perfectly secure but I do have up to date security software, patches etc. So I feel justified in pointing an accusing finger at VM.
Virgin's assertion that we "might not have seen" previous attacks due to the configuration of the new mail service is invalid - None of my relatives ever called me to complain before that date. And those on other services such as Sky, also began to see strange emails with my address spoofed at the same time.
So now my account is being randomly rejected by the smtp server, every time I try to send email it asks me to update my password (on all my devices), then later on it randomly starts working. It's been going on since the breach (could it be a sign of further hacking attempts?) - trying to get any sensible help from their helpline is a waste of time - they didn't seem to understand anything beyond basic client settings and they were confused about which protocols were for send and which for receive.
I've used that list of email addresses that I extracted to find any & all web sites that I have accounts with over the years and either closed them down or changed the passwords (a huge task) and I've purged the server to avoid any further leaks.
Re: Any chance of a solution?
Just to be pedantic :) you should probably get into the habit of reversing the test ie.
while (SUCCESS == status)
Assuming you actually remembered to make SUCCESS a const, or a #define, this stops you causing another disaster by accidentally omitting one of the = signs - you'd be stuck in the loop again.
Re: Crash to stop insurance price hike
Most CAN transceivers have a passive mode for read-only but it's a software controlled feature. So your hackers could change it to get write access. I don't see what you could do in hardware to prevent this.
It strikes me there should be a manufacturer-provided port for this function based off an additional can-bus with copies of the relevant data. Anything writing to that would have no effect on the vehicle.
I have a 735 too, but I haven't had any random crash/resets. What are you all doing? Maybe it's calls, I haven't made many yet.
In general I'm very pleased with it, but a couple of things to note:
The battery takes AGES to charge, at least on USB from a pc. However it lasts about twice as long as my previous Lumia 620.
And the sound quality from the headphone socket isn't as good as the 620. Sounds like there's a hole in the frequency response towards the bottom end, playing with the eq doesn't fix it.