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celeste

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This is a job for Mel the bell
« on: 20:10:45, 16/04/09 »
Mel,

one of the members on here has had someone hacking into his username and making posts thereby
causing mayhem on another forum - is this possible, if so how is it done?
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #1 on: 20:54:36, 16/04/09 »
it is possible, ive never had it done tbh but

theres various ways it can be done.......obviously the usual phishing way of sending a fake email to look like youve got a message from the site or wahtever and when you click the link and log in they save the log in details

on forums obviously owners, mods, admin are in control and can access EVERYTHING so all it takes is somebody fancying a bit of fun and.......this happened to me, i was a member of  abands official site, a guy started an unofficial forum, i was mod, eventually he moved on and "gave" me the forum so i was "owner" two people i knew from both forums i made mods.....one of em decided to have "fun" changing somebodys posts etc that they didnt like, i didnt know which one it was so i demoted both of em till i found out who.....then the one who it wasnt kicked off with me big time, still i stand by my actions

sometimes people tell, may have inadvertantly shown somebody the password

also it could be brute forced (software used to guess password configurations, can take hours to do)

if they have control of the account still, change the password...use letters and numbers mixed to be sure, and if people have been offended post an apology explaining?
could even get mods to change the username?
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #2 on: 20:58:31, 16/04/09 »
He has changed his username, they have altered his signature too, it's very provocative now
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #3 on: 21:03:12, 16/04/09 »
Thanks Mel (not sure if you are still on) I'll tell him to read what you've said ;) O0
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #4 on: 21:10:47, 16/04/09 »
He has changed his username, they have altered his signature too, it's very provocative now

easy as [censored] to alter the siggy its in the profile/control panel...change it or delete it
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #5 on: 21:14:16, 16/04/09 »
I've told him I was asking your opinion, so please keep an eye on this thread, he may have info. or questions.

Thanks Mel :-*
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #6 on: 21:18:13, 16/04/09 »
that smiley looks  abit...........errm rude

*goes to wash mind out*
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #7 on: 21:20:40, 16/04/09 »
I daren't use it again now ;D
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #8 on: 21:26:38, 16/04/09 »
I daren't use it again now ;D

: oops :

sorry
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #9 on: 21:29:31, 16/04/09 »
 :-* :-* :-*





heehee
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #10 on: 21:35:09, 16/04/09 »
 :smitten:

*gets excited*

errrrrrrm
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #11 on: 21:38:00, 16/04/09 »
oh crikey Rab will read this soon :o


oops gotta go son wants computer, thanks again Mel
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #12 on: 21:41:40, 16/04/09 »
He's posted another thread on it 'hacking accounts'
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Re: This is a job for Mel the bell
« Reply #13 on: 08:45:46, 30/04/19 »
Just a reminder,to take care using your phone on holiday. Hotels,shopping centeres are unsecure. My daughter was hacked in Malta last week,the hacker sent me an E.Mail in her name. Take notice,if some one tells you of an odd mail and change your password.
I have no idea how much time it takes to be hacked
Politicians and nappies must be changed often,and for the same reason