Ok, I know there's almost no hope of getting back my hacked hotmail account but is there anyway I can contact my, er, contacts and tell them it's not me using it anymore?
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08-13-2006 09:50 PM #1
08-13-2006 09:57 PM #2
Set up a new email and email your contacts?Yeah you know I love you babe.
I got all things that are good
08-13-2006 10:04 PM #3
Not a bad idea
except I had 230ish contacts and surprisingly enough I don't remember all their e-mail addresses
08-13-2006 11:29 PM #4Originally Posted by kenifhOriginally Posted by Stavroforos
08-13-2006 11:48 PM #5Originally Posted by interseptor
As for the "hacking", a: please don't use the term hack. Your password was guessed. b: in the future, keep backups of your contact list.
08-14-2006 12:32 AM #6Originally Posted by Epsilon-Hyperion
as regards a., hack is the correct term, hacking is gaining unauthorised access to data held on a computer system. Although you are right to say that on this occasion, the password was guessed.
08-14-2006 07:57 AM #7
Always save your contact list. It is definitely a life saver. It happened to me, too. But I saved my contact list so all I had to do was import contact list to my new account and had no problems
08-14-2006 01:23 PM #8Originally Posted by kenifh
Cracking is doing bad stuff...like cracking a mail server's sysadmin password so that it lets me get access to everyone's mail.
Edit: Also, keylogging is a definite possibility, however social engineering (talking to you to guess the right information to "recover" your password) is more likely.
08-14-2006 10:26 PM #9Originally Posted by dmacdonald95
2) When I contacted those nice people at microsoft, I was given only the option of hacked account
3) Don't even try to tell me that it isn't what it is, I might have had my account hacked (and yes, I will keep on using that term) but it doesn't mean I'm stupid, I've studied computing and IT. Most people don't know the difference between them. In both books though, the same sentence is there, and I quote "hacking is defined as unauthorised access to data held on a computer system."
08-15-2006 12:37 AM #10Originally Posted by kenifh
2: Because Microsoft just offers the best3est customer service in the world, yessiree...
3: TOO LATE, we already told you. Those books were probably wrote or edited by people who can't tell the difference. Most people can't tell the difference between two of a lot of things...
08-15-2006 09:18 PM #11Originally Posted by kenifhOriginally Posted by Wikipedia Hacker ArticleOriginally Posted by Wikipedia Cracker DisambiguationOriginally Posted by TechTargetOriginally Posted by Berkeley University