Originally Posted by foampile
my Yahoo passwd got stolen twice in the last week and someone sent out SPAM from my account. my suspicion is that it is some keystroke sequence spyware kind of deal... never happened to me before on Windows
what are the best ways to protect myself in F16?
You are not alone. My wife's yahoo got taken over, and two of my friends yahoo email got taken over, just recently. The hacker uses the email to send spam, "make thousands daily by using you laptop!"
Yahoo email, and Hotmail is notoriously easy to hack. The reason is, they are open servers. There is a simple code that the hacker, who knows your username, sends to [firstname.lastname@example.org] and the yahoo server faithfully emails the hacker your password.
These codes are available on the internet, do not kid yourself that people do not search for them. It is always best to use the email servive of your Internet Provider, most offer lots of space and many security features you don't get with public email servers.