# Hotmail someone trying to hack me?

1. Dec 16, 2003

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
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).

2. Dec 16, 2003

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
Must be those 3r33t H07M41L haxstas..

- Warren

3. Dec 16, 2003

### dduardo

Staff Emeritus
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 4. Dec 16, 2003 ### Monique Staff Emeritus What?? *starts googling* Contacting hotmail customer service has proven unsuccessfull btw 5. Dec 16, 2003 ### Monique Staff Emeritus No, it wouldn't and I have been changing it frequently these past few days, just to be on the safe side.. 6. Dec 16, 2003 ### chroot Staff Emeritus 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 7. Dec 16, 2003 ### chroot Staff Emeritus Monique, Do you have a nose ring??? - Warren 8. Dec 16, 2003 ### Monique Staff Emeritus 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 9. Dec 16, 2003 ### NateTG 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 10. Dec 16, 2003 ### Monique Staff Emeritus Again: Ok, time to make the password a little harder still without forgetting it myself.. 11. Dec 16, 2003 ### chroot Staff Emeritus 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 12. Dec 16, 2003 ### chroot Staff Emeritus Re: Re: Hotmail.. someone trying to hack me? 37r337??? Okay buddy, you're out of the secret club. - Warren 13. Dec 16, 2003 ### Monique Staff Emeritus I wonder if they log IP addresses at hotmail.. 14. Dec 16, 2003 ### The_Professional 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 15. Dec 17, 2003 ### Monique Staff Emeritus 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.

16. Dec 17, 2003

### Monique

Staff Emeritus

17. Dec 17, 2003

### chroot

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

- Warren

18. Dec 17, 2003

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
So which other mail accounts are good?

19. Dec 17, 2003

### himanshu121

yahoooooooooo

20. Dec 17, 2003

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
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