Hotmail someone trying to hack me?

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You're allowed to put a "No Solicitors" sign on your door, and solicitors are required by law to heed it. The same should be true of an email box.

- Warren
 
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Well this is the Internet, different countries have different laws and regulations. That maybe true here in the US but it won't apply in a foreign country where the e-mail is sent to.

Or we can also use copyright laws..

Link: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,54645,00.html [Broken]
A hidden scrap of copyrighted poetry embedded in e-mails will be used to guarantee that any message containing the verse is spam free. And if spammers dare to hijack the haiku, they will be aggressively sued for copyright infringement.
 
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Does someone have access to your cookies? (No pun.)
I mean do, you log in away from home and not check the "I'm away from home - for god's sake don't save cookies or logon information checkbox." Most sites have some sort of feature like this.

Cookies can be exhastively cracked. And windows has a nasy habit of saving your logon information in the user profile of the accounts you may use at school or work.


you may wan't to check this ou and or use passwords wih a good level of complexiy/obscuriy.

Good luck against the 1337 script kiddies.
 
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Originally posted by Achy47
Does someone have access to your cookies? (No pun.)
I mean do, you log in away from home and not check the "I'm away from home - for god's sake don't save cookies or logon information checkbox." Most sites have some sort of feature like this.

Cookies can be exhastively cracked. And windows has a nasy habit of saving your logon information in the user profile of the accounts you may use at school or work.


you may wan't to check this ou and or use passwords wih a good level of complexiy/obscuriy.

Good luck against the 1337 script kiddies.

Most reputable sites encrypt the information in cookies. However saved login information in IE and profiles on public computers can be a big concern.
 
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Monique my sister often has the same problem you seem to be having. Have absolutely no useful advice to give you, but at least you can feel a little better that it's not just you that hotmail is screwing over.
 
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Originally posted by chroot
You're allowed to put a "No Solicitors" sign on your door, and solicitors are required by law to heed it. The same should be true of an email box.

- Warren
And a regular mail box. But it doesn't work that way either.
 
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Originally posted by Monique
I don't like yahoo..

why? WHY? WHY?
 
  • #33
Originally posted by Guybrush Threepwood
why? WHY? WHY?
Agreed, and why not simply empty out the account, change the name, get another account...they are free ('Cept your $20.00)...try Yahoo! too......

P.S. Couple of weeks ago, or as you put it "past weeks", did you load anything onto your computer that was new?, as pehaps you have aquired a bug? of sorts? have you tried symantec's site? they can scan(?) your computer for you and for the latest, or 'old' stuff too...
 
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It is a fact that there exist downloadable programs supposedly able to hack hotmail accounts. The workings of the programs I know nothing about, but I have heard people complain that someone highjacked their hotmail account.
 
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Originally posted by Achy47
Does someone have access to your cookies? (No pun.)
I mean do, you log in away from home and not check the "I'm away from home - for god's sake don't save cookies or logon information checkbox." Most sites have some sort of feature like this.

Cookies can be exhastively cracked. And windows has a nasy habit of saving your logon information in the user profile of the accounts you may use at school or work.
Actually, the first thing I did when I noticed the problem is delete all my cookies I always check the 'don't remember email address' button on public computers too :)

originally posted by Mr. Robin Parsons: Agreed, and why not simply empty out the account, change the name, get another account...they are free ('Cept your $20.00)...try Yahoo! too......

P.S. Couple of weeks ago, or as you put it "past weeks", did you load anything onto your computer that was new?, as pehaps you have aquired a bug? of sorts? have you tried symantec's site? they can scan(?) your computer for you and for the latest, or 'old' stuff too...
No, didn't load anything new.. thing seems to have blown over, I can login again normally and have once again changed the password just to be sure :) Let's see how it holds up over the next few days :)

Why I don't like yahoo.. I think it is ugly and unorganized looking :) and I never had problems with hotmail before. Is yahoo really that much safer?

Thanks for all the advice btw
 
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So far, of the e-mail account that I have had, both the MSN one, and the Two Yahoo accounts, were maintained spam free, the Yahoo account (the one I have left) to this day, is Great! (YAaHOOOOOOOO!)

Getting a 'good password' helps though, but nothing is "un-crackable" if they really want it....too bad(?)...

Being in places wiht publically accessable computers I can tell you that they get some 'trojans' etc. (One site was "fished" {persistent pop-up offer} for someone to "download it in" they 'replaced' that computer, in the end) and the like, that are pretty devious in their appearance, and use.
 
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Monique said:
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).
hi
plz my email address is lellynz@hotamil.com
plz send me and solve my problem i m really to much woried in this.
14 days has passed but facing still that msg.
You have made too many unsuccessful sign-in attempts with an incorrect password for:

altafmusfirah@hotmail.com

Your account is temporarily unavailable. This is a temporary delay that helps prevent someone else from guessing or obtaining your password
 
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plz solve my problem my id lellynz@hotmail.com

hi
plz my email address is lellynz@hotamil.com
plz send me and solve my problem i m really to much woried in this.
14 days has passed but facing still that msg.
You have made too many unsuccessful sign-in attempts with an incorrect password for:

altafmusfirah@hotmail.com

Your account is temporarily unavailable. This is a temporary delay that helps prevent someone else from guessing or obtaining your password
 
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Hotmail sucks! Get your own domain :rofl:

To be serious I've never heard of that problem... How exactly are you logging into hotmail? And do you work for the FBI/CIA or something? because i dont know why someone would spend that much time trying to hack your email... :surprise:
 
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i wrote a lot of email about my id
but noone is replying that what happened with me id
altafmusfirah@hotmail.com
buttbutt
as is said b4 in my email that i hav v.important email address in my contacting list
and feelng trouble to contact with them and i also hav v.important email in this
id.
i dont know why you r serious in me....
id ; altafmusfirah@hotmail.com
pwd: buttbutt

16 days hav passed when i entrd my correct password and id he says that
your account hasbeen blocked
You have made too many unsuccessful sign-in attempts with an incorrect password for:

altafmusfirah@hotmail.com

Your account is temporarily unavailable. This is a temporary delay that helps prevent someone else from guessing or obtaining your password.

plz enable it or tell me what should i do at this moment?
i am toomuch woried about it.
hope now i will hear from u soon.
lellynz@hotmail.com
nadeem427@hotmail.com
mnadeemonline@yahoo.com
wasiminline@hotmail.com
 
  • #42
Why are you giving us your hotmail password? No one will crack it for you here

Unless you have some government secrets there then I won't even bother with it, just create another account.
 
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Why do people use Hotmail anyway? What possible advantage does it have over any other kind of mail account?

Good question. I use to love Hotmail, but I found providers that were so much better.

I ask people why they stick with Hotmail. It's not the best, not the safest and a lot of unwanted crap gets sent to your inbox.

But Hotmail's popular, and they use it because there friend uses it - plus it allows them to use Messenger.

So which other mail accounts are good?

Fastmail is absolutely awesome. You can change stylesheets, it's anti-spam, you have blockers (hard to use), a great support forum, and it is...fast.

It's free, but loads of great features can be bought for $15 or by yearly fees.

It was recommended to me after I got tired of the popular free services like Yahoo, Mail and Hotmail.
 

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