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Hotmail someone trying to hack me?

  1. Dec 16, 2003 #1

    Monique

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    For the past week I have been getting errors, that I tried accessing my account too many times with the wrong password, so it locks me out and tells me to wait until the block is taken off

    But I never used a wrong password any time [?]

    Someone had the same experience? Maybe someone is trying to hack into my account.. that wouldn't be good.. nice friends I have..

    Luckily I am able to bypass the block and get in anyway, but it is starting to annoy me.. let's see what hotmail has to say about it (when they take the effort to actually provide service).
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2003 #2

    chroot

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    Must be those 3r33t H07M41L haxstas..

    - Warren
     
  4. Dec 16, 2003 #3

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    You must have a crummy password then. You need something like this:

    wTtor2382*$pe25[]2340\'20347sflasfi/-+

    I'm sure an old dictionary attack could get your password
     
  5. Dec 16, 2003 #4

    Monique

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    What?? *starts googling*

    Contacting hotmail customer service has proven unsuccessfull btw
     
  6. Dec 16, 2003 #5

    Monique

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    No, it wouldn't and I have been changing it frequently these past few days, just to be on the safe side..
     
  7. Dec 16, 2003 #6

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    Code (Text):
    No standard web pages containing all your search terms were found.

    Your search - 3r33t H07M41L haxsta - did not match any documents.

    Suggestions:

        - Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
        - Try different keywords.
        - Try more general keywords.
        - Try fewer keywords.
    They're tricky -- I mean really tricky. You'll never spot them on google. No one knows they even exist. Except us.

    - Warren
     
  8. Dec 16, 2003 #7

    chroot

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    Monique,

    Do you have a nose ring???

    - Warren
     
  9. Dec 16, 2003 #8

    Monique

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    Oh, wait, I once ran into that, yes, you mean software.. I was thinking a bug..

    lol, another friend also asked me like that no, I must've smudged the picture with my touchpad when resizing or selecting the image, probably didn't have the select function on when I clicked on it hoped noone would notice
     
  10. Dec 16, 2003 #9

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    It's probably someone you know being stupid. Last time I checked, Hotmail didn't have the best security in the world. Things might have improved, but I doubt that anyone with a clue would go after a random hotmail account with a dictionary attack.

    An alternative explanation is that someone else misspelt their username.

    PS, 4R3 U s00r3 that 37r337 chr007 |-|4XX0rS B1fF iS funny?
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2003
  11. Dec 16, 2003 #10

    Monique

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    Again:

    Ok, time to make the password a little harder still without forgetting it myself..
     
  12. Dec 16, 2003 #11

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    No, I mean the 3r33t H07M41L haxstas... they're practically invisible until *BAM* it's all over. They'll reorganize all your folders, I swear... every last one.
    Good, good, I was thinking such a tacky piece of jewelry would spoil your pretty face.

    - Warren
     
  13. Dec 16, 2003 #12

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    Re: Re: Hotmail.. someone trying to hack me?

    37r337??? Okay buddy, you're out of the secret club.

    - Warren
     
  14. Dec 16, 2003 #13

    Monique

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    I wonder if they log IP addresses at hotmail..
     
  15. Dec 16, 2003 #14
    I just read that hotmail's customer service sucked. I won't expect more from a free service.

    Well, your Ip address shows up on their server logs whenever you use hotmail..
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2003
  16. Dec 17, 2003 #15

    Monique

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    Yes, it sucks.. and it is not free, I paid $20 or something to get extra storage..

    You search and search and search, finally find a form which allows you to send them a message, you fill it in and send it, after which there is an error message and you never hear from them again.

    Now I am locked out since about 24 hours already.. everytime I want to login I have to reset the password.. great.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2003 #16

    Monique

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    bad! bad! hotmail! argh
     
  18. Dec 17, 2003 #17

    chroot

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    Why do people use Hotmail anyway? What possible advantage does it have over any other kind of mail account?

    - Warren
     
  19. Dec 17, 2003 #18

    Monique

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    So which other mail accounts are good?
     
  20. Dec 17, 2003 #19
    yahoooooooooo
     
  21. Dec 17, 2003 #20

    chroot

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    Doesn't ever ISP on earth offer a mail account? Heck, even physicsforums.com offers one. Mail accounts are everywhere.

    If you want a really GOOD mail server, I've heard good things about mailshell.com.

    - Warren
     
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