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    Security Flaw?

    Hello:

    Today I noticed one of my "Friends" was online--I started a chat and automatically got an automated script chatting with me about their webcam. I then realized that this wasn't my friend, but they did have the same name as one of my real friends on IM, and it is a name that isn't that common.

    I was never prompted to add this contact--I would have seen the wrong email and rejected it is I was. This is troubling--how were they able to figure out who my contact names were and insert themselves into my contact list without approval.

    I am on the latest Windows Live 2009-- 14.0.8089.725

    Is this a known issue?

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    Re: Security Flaw?

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanmojo View Post
    Hello:

    Today I noticed one of my "Friends" was online--I started a chat and automatically got an automated script chatting with me about their webcam. I then realized that this wasn't my friend, but they did have the same name as one of my real friends on IM, and it is a name that isn't that common.

    I was never prompted to add this contact--I would have seen the wrong email and rejected it is I was. This is troubling--how were they able to figure out who my contact names were and insert themselves into my contact list without approval.

    I am on the latest Windows Live 2009-- 14.0.8089.725

    Is this a known issue?
    You might already be infected. Have you ran any scans?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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