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#31 Kami-

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:54

lulz.


#32 dancedar

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:54

No one gets hacked nowadays? Are you serious? Have you got any idea of what you're talking about? lol

Yep. Cracked, reverse engineered, whatever, yes. Someone found a vulnerability in the email account/server of the OP and used an exploit to gain access? No.

I really wish people would stop referring to 'being hacked' as someone just resetting their password or guessing their security questions for email/phones. Website/server exploit: hack. Guessing your first pet's name? Not hack. Unless you're a gov agency it's unlikely you're a target of anything more than phishing/spyware and/or someone you know wanting access. I see this on FB all the time; really, someone cracked some fbphp code and gained access to your account? Or have you installed some crud and/or people have googled your info and got in? /rant

#33 leesmithg

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 13:37

Yep. Cracked, reverse engineered, whatever, yes. Someone found a vulnerability in the email account/server of the OP and used an exploit to gain access? No.

I really wish people would stop referring to 'being hacked' as someone just resetting their password or guessing their security questions for email/phones. Website/server exploit: hack. Guessing your first pet's name? Not hack. Unless you're a gov agency it's unlikely you're a target of anything more than phishing/spyware and/or someone you know wanting access. I see this on FB all the time; really, someone cracked some fbphp code and gained access to your account? Or have you installed some crud and/or people have googled your info and got in? /rant


Reverse engineering isn't hacking nor cracking.

#34 MidnightDevil

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 15:30

Yep. Cracked, reverse engineered, whatever, yes. Someone found a vulnerability in the email account/server of the OP and used an exploit to gain access? No.

I really wish people would stop referring to 'being hacked' as someone just resetting their password or guessing their security questions for email/phones. Website/server exploit: hack. Guessing your first pet's name? Not hack. Unless you're a gov agency it's unlikely you're a target of anything more than phishing/spyware and/or someone you know wanting access. I see this on FB all the time; really, someone cracked some fbphp code and gained access to your account? Or have you installed some crud and/or people have googled your info and got in? /rant


I get that and I understand (and agree), I was just referring to the "doesn't happen nowadays". I'm a security auditor and part of my job is exactly that. So hacking does happen a lot, so does cracking and everything else related. Security is more tight nowadays generally speaking (at least most companies have a notion about their security, or lack of), but it does happen and a lot more frequently then the past.

#35 majortom1981

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 15:36

I woke up this morning to discover my Uni email , and two other personal emails were hacked what I have lost I cant tell. each email had different passwords. I have reset all three and changed passwords to brand new ones. Other passwords to games have be also hacked and im going though them , Can you give any advice about how this could have happened, and the best way about not letting it happen again?


I was hacked also. I think it might have been due to the ddos from yesterday. I had no Trojans or virus on any of my pc's . I used 3 different virus scans . they all found nothing. I also got a mail from google stating somebody was trying to use software in Vietnam to get into my email.

#36 ShareShiz

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 15:42

Can you give any advice about how this could have happened, and the best way about not letting it happen again?


keylogged or pished if your password was easy and the same all the time.

dont visit un-reliable places on the net. use a password encrypting program. and if you use the same password everywhere, change it every week or 2.

#37 Kami-

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 15:44

I was hacked also. I think it might have been due to the ddos from yesterday. I had no Trojans or virus on any of my pc's . I used 3 different virus scans . they all found nothing. I also got a mail from google stating somebody was trying to use software in Vietnam to get into my email.

I don't think you fully understand what a DDoS is and how it affects (or in this case doesn't) you.

The more likely explanation is either:
1) The email is a fake / phishing attempt to get you to 'verify' your information in a fake webpage.
2) A legit email, because someone in Vietnam is trying to access your account and failing miserably.

#38 majortom1981

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 15:49

I don't think you fully understand what a DDoS is and how it affects (or in this case doesn't) you.

The more likely explanation is either:
1) The email is a fake / phishing attempt to get you to 'verify' your information in a fake webpage.
2) A legit email, because someone in Vietnam is trying to access your account and failing miserably.


I know what a ddos is . Doesn't mean they couldn't have used it as a cover for something else.

I know what a ddos is. D

#39 majortom1981

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 16:00

Also the ddos was against a security firm that was helping to fight spam. I do not think it was just a coincidence.

#40 fusi0n

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 16:02

Actually.. according to the law.. gaining unauthorized access to a computer is considered hacking..

Even if you hear your mom tell your dad her password and you use it.. you are considered a hacker..

Are you a considered a hacker among computer guys? no

#41 leesmithg

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:23

Actually.. according to the law.. gaining unauthorized access to a computer is considered hacking..

Even if you hear your mom tell your dad her password and you use it.. you are considered a hacker..

Are you a considered a hacker among computer guys? no


Is this laws created by morons that don't know what they're talking about?

Why do you ask the lobby a question then answer it yourself, with respect to

''Are you a considered a hacker among computer guys? no''


#42 fusi0n

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 14:08

Is this laws created by morons that don't know what they're talking about?

Why do you ask the lobby a question then answer it yourself, with respect to

''Are you a considered a hacker among computer guys? no''


if you tell your tech savvy friends that you hacked someone and stole their data and when you explain you just over heard someone giving their password to someone they are going to laugh at you. Yes, most tech laws are made by morons they have no idea what they are talking about.. look at the bill for SOPA..someone in the US is trying to put an email tax..

Did that satisfy you sir?

#43 NightScreams

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 14:24

Passwords mean nothing when the servers get hacked and the passwords stolen. Happened to me before. That's why all the Steam users and PSN users had to change their stuff a while back, unfortunately a lot of companies act like nothing happened.
I used to use Linux and had 16 alpha num passwords and yet within 4 months all 3 of my Gmail accounts were used to send out spam more than 3 accasions despite changing pass, yet Google denied and made it a pain for me, so i ditched them.

#44 Roger H.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 14:42

I don't even waste time anymore. As soon as I suspect anything fishy,

NUCLEAR BOMB IT!!

Drastic I know but i'll never EVER trust a machine that was once compromised no matter how much "cleaning" I did.

So yeah, nuke and then change passwords right away.

#45 no947a

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 14:45

Check your log file.
(Windows 7)
Start button>type eventvwr, or event viewer>Click on "event viewer" that pulls up>In the left pane, click on windows logs for a drop down menu.
In "system", I looked for a gap in the recorded date sequence. It seems that many hackers go into this log and delete any record of their activities. There was a huge gap in mine, THAT ENDED ON THE DATE THAT I REC'D A SMART-A**ED CALL FROM THE CREEP! After he hung up, I realized that he'd gotten my cell # from an online job app I'd been filling out at the time. I looked up his own # on my cell phone call log, then tried to look his # up on spokeo.com. No luck. The spokeo CSR said that he had probably created a ph' # using skype to protect his location.
And yes...do stay away from those, "dodgy" sites....