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Frustrated
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Someone has hacked into my email account and I cannot get back in. Con anyone
give me information how to regain control of my account?

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
If its a Hotmail account the try your password hint or you'll just have to
vcreate a new passport.

Maybe next time, you will always log out & use strong passwords. You could
even have a keylogger on your system capturing keystrokes, so when you
logged in it e-mailed your credentials to the keylogger author.

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

Frustrated
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
That is exactly what I was asking. I thought I did have a strong password(s)
and I frequently changed them. I always signed out and only used my home
computer.
It would be helpful if you can define what a keylogger is and how to prevent
them. It sounds like that could be a possibility,because I know exactly who
the perpetrator is. You seem to be educated on this subject. Are you speaking
from experience?

"Crouchie1998" wrote:

> If its a Hotmail account the try your password hint or you'll just have to
> vcreate a new passport.
>
> Maybe next time, you will always log out & use strong passwords. You could
> even have a keylogger on your system capturing keystrokes, so when you
> logged in it e-mailed your credentials to the keylogger author.
>
> Crouchie1998
> BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
>
>
>

chieko
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Fustrated,
You should use a either of a couple of applications, SpamCatcher by or
AdAware by LavaSoft. Read all about it at
www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm. There's also a free one on
microsofts website called windows antispyware that I've been testing... so
far it works pretty well, but AdAware still catches a few things. One note
about searching for these download websites is that there are a lot of false
web shops set up to trick you into thinking that you downloaded anti spyware
when in fact you have downloaded authentic SpyWare, so beware.
Chieko

"Frustrated" wrote:

> That is exactly what I was asking. I thought I did have a strong password(s)
> and I frequently changed them. I always signed out and only used my home
> computer.
> It would be helpful if you can define what a keylogger is and how to prevent
> them. It sounds like that could be a possibility,because I know exactly who
> the perpetrator is. You seem to be educated on this subject. Are you speaking
> from experience?
>
> "Crouchie1998" wrote:
>
> > If its a Hotmail account the try your password hint or you'll just have to
> > vcreate a new passport.
> >
> > Maybe next time, you will always log out & use strong passwords. You could
> > even have a keylogger on your system capturing keystrokes, so when you
> > logged in it e-mailed your credentials to the keylogger author.
> >
> > Crouchie1998
> > BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
> >
> >
> >

Randy
07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
A keylogger is a small bit of malware (designed to act without your consent
against your will) which sits in memory and records which keys you press, in
order and with timing, and then reports those findings back to some home
base computer over a network or the Internet so that someone else then has
an exact replica of what you typed on your keyboard. They can then often
immitate your actions from their location, thus taking your identity in that
regard.

Very much like in the spy movies where they show someone watching someone
else through a telescopic lens to see which keys are pressed into, say, an
ATM or a bank vault, so that the spy may then later repeat those keystrokes
and thus gain entry himself as if he were the victim.

"Frustrated" <Frustrated@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2766B163-094C-4ABB-B64E-C980F82FB617@microsoft.com...
> That is exactly what I was asking. I thought I did have a strong
password(s)
> and I frequently changed them. I always signed out and only used my home
> computer.
> It would be helpful if you can define what a keylogger is and how to
prevent
> them. It sounds like that could be a possibility,because I know exactly
who
> the perpetrator is. You seem to be educated on this subject. Are you
speaking
> from experience?
>
> "Crouchie1998" wrote:
>
> > If its a Hotmail account the try your password hint or you'll just have
to
> > vcreate a new passport.
> >
> > Maybe next time, you will always log out & use strong passwords. You
could
> > even have a keylogger on your system capturing keystrokes, so when you
> > logged in it e-mailed your credentials to the keylogger author.
> >
> > Crouchie1998
> > BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
> >
> >
> >


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