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And they said they were about to hack mine, can they really just do that?
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Very unlikely that this would effect you, especially since no files were recieved. And, there is no such program, other than a brute force - ie, a program that runs millions of passwords against an account, until it guesses the right one.
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Very unlikely that this would effect you, especially since no files were recieved. And, there is no such program, other than a brute force - ie, a program that runs millions of passwords against an account, until it guesses the right one.
Yes there is, starting a convo with someone is enough.
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Yes there is, starting a convo with someone is enough.
I started it though :| Is it likely this will happen to me?
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(Original post by joshphillips999)
I started it though :| Is it likely this will happen to me?
I doub't it. Unless it's an ass trying to piss people off. It can take a little bit of fiddling with a network protocol analyzer to get it, which unless your sad you won't do for no reason.
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I remember my friend's msn he got it hacked and when he went on facebook everyone was like hahahaha because her picture had changed on facebook to something completely different. Actually it might have been someone else who hacked into it and started saying offencive stuff to evry1
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When people say hacked they rarely mean hacked, someone has probably just used the password.
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(Original post by Rucklo)
Yes there is, starting a convo with someone is enough.
In the same way that looking at somweone coughing is enough to make you catch swine flu.
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(Original post by Rucklo)
I doub't it. Unless it's an ass trying to piss people off. It can take a little bit of fiddling with a network protocol analyzer to get it, which unless your sad you won't do for no reason.
Hence why I said that it was unlikely that it would affect him! :rolleyes:
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(Original post by doggyfizzel)
When people say hacked they rarely mean hacked, someone has probably just used the password.
Yeah, but you quickly realise no-one is listening/understanding when you say something like this so you might as well just let things be. Would be nice if Hotmail was vulnerable to database injection :p:
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they shouldn't be able to hack you

if it happens change your password
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(Original post by joshphillips999)
I started it though :| Is it likely this will happen to me?
yes, very likely. Ive seen it happen many times before.

Never a pretty sight, if u ask me.

my solution would be to leave the country asap, register on the witness protection program.

I recommend alabama, go by the name billy bob jr.
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(Original post by Rucklo)
I doub't it. Unless it's an ass trying to piss people off. It can take a little bit of fiddling with a network protocol analyzer to get it, which unless your sad you won't do for no reason.
I don't really understand what you mean tbh, but then again I don't know a lot about hacking. Would this take like hours to do or something?

But why would the hacker stay on the account so long? Would this be something to do with trying to hack other peoples accounts? And remember, this person was sad enough to hack my friend. Unless it was through a spyware program or something.
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(Original post by doggyfizzel)
When people say hacked they rarely mean hacked, someone has probably just used the password.
Or answered the secret question 'What is my favourite food?' when their Facebook profile says 'I LUV PIZZA! ITZ MY FAV FOOD 4 LIFE!'
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(Original post by joshphillips999)
I don't really understand what you mean tbh, but then again I don't know a lot about hacking. Would this take like hours to do or something?

But why would the hacker stay on the account so long? Would this be something to do with trying to hack other peoples accounts? And remember, this person was sad enough to hack my friend. Unless it was through a spyware program or something.
Im talking off the basis of convo's with a friend of mine who is doing a phd in computer science studying something with BT and the MOD. But the general idea is packets from msn are unencrypted. Therefore using a network analyzer you can see the packets and somehow you get one that shows the password (Bit i don't know how to do but he does.)
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(Original post by Rucklo)
Im talking off the basis of convo's with a friend of mine who is doing a phd in computer science studying something with BT and the MOD. But the general idea is packets from msn are unencrypted. Therefore using a network analyzer you can see the packets and somehow you get one that shows the password (Bit i don't know how to do but he does.)
AFAIK, that's ridiculous! Why would packets containing your password be floating around during a conversation?

Obviously sign-in i'm sure is encrypted.
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Its more likely someone spent sometime guessing her password or secret question. I doubt in anyway you will be targeted.
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(Original post by diango)
AFAIK, that's ridiculous! Why would packets containing your password be floating around during a conversation?

Obviously sign-in i'm sure is encrypted.
Was the first question I asked him. He didn't seem to have an answer. There must be a logical reason.
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Well, this is going to make me look like a right dumbass now, but her password was "password". Yet I doubt she was actually hacked by someone on her contact list. The people she has added on her list are all friendly to her etc. and nobody she has added would

1) know how to hack someone
2) want to, since they aren't horrible like that.

Plus the behaviour is very odd, so I doubt that someone has just guessed it, although yes its a possibilty.
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(Original post by joshphillips999)
Well, this is going to make me look like a right dumbass now, but her password was "password". Yet I doubt she was actually hacked by someone on her contact list. The people she has added on her list are all friendly to her etc. and nobody she has added would

1) know how to hack someone
2) want to, since they aren't horrible like that.

Plus the behaviour is very odd, so I doubt that someone has just guessed it, although yes its a possibilty.
Takes a hacker to figure that one out! You wouldn't necessarily need hacking experience to guess that a password is "password". Someone definetly guessed it, and more likely somebody on the contact list.
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