Barracks - MSN Messenger Hijackings and Security
Shinimegami - Nov 13, 2008 - 04:10 PM
Post subject: MSN Messenger Hijackings and Security
I've been noticing a rash of MSN account hijackings lately.
Do NOT click on links unless you can confirm who is sending them to you. If a message pops up out of the blue and the user signs off immediately after sending, it might be a case of someone being hacked.
I got one from RP Sgt Mr. Death recently that I knew wasn't from him. It's happened to a few of my other friends.
Please make sure to regularly change your passwords!!
This has been your Public Service Announcement for today.
Xena - Nov 13, 2008 - 04:38 PM
I also received the same from Corsair and Fox on numerous occasions which I knew was bogus, and didn't open.
Shinimegami - Nov 13, 2008 - 10:49 PM
If the person's MSN account accepts offline messages, I've found that sometimes you can leave them a message back a few moments after the hijacker signs off to let them know what's happened. If they are able to sign back in at a later time, then they'll get it. That's what happened to another friend of mine. I sent her a message after one of the phishing ones came through, and she IM'd me back later letting me know she was thankful for the message and changing her password!
Den@War - Nov 14, 2008 - 01:20 AM
Ive had people telling me that they keep getting offered pics from my msn before they go onto facebook. I dont use facebook and I am not sending these messages. Aparently its some sort of exe file. Could this be something to do with what your talking about?
I have posted on my Mesenger that they've just to be ignored.
Haylo1 - Nov 22, 2008 - 05:28 AM
when you signed on this morning Den, there was a picture of you on offer, my anti virus program scanned it first then rejected it...what's up, you shave?
Den@War - Nov 22, 2008 - 07:01 AM
thanks Haylo.....yes I have.
Ive changed and doubled the length of my password so hopefully that will be an end to it. I also noticed while checking through everything that the postcode entered in my profile was one that ive never lived at. I know the area as I did live in that place but not under that postcode.
Advise that people check their info incase similar points have been changed.
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