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27 October 2007 @ 10:03 am
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He's at it AGAIN!!

The a$$wipe who hijacked my stuff is not only trying to reset my passwords at eBay and hotmail, he wrote me a letter ADMITTING to it and THREATENING me that he would hijack them both again if I didn't allow him free access!

Yes, I've reported it to yahoo, hotmail, the FBI and eBay, but it still makes me so MAD!!!

"Hay Man was not my fault i payed an hacker before getting your box.We pls i want to email from that box or else i will hack u and your email together"
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
James Pruittdjinubito on October 27th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Are you using strong passwords? I would REALLY suggest you try if you havn't.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on October 27th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
_I_ think they're strong...
toasteronfire: MW wtftoasteronfire on October 27th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, wtf?

Feeling really vengeful? I think you should send a baggie filled with powdered detergent to that Nigerian address and say it's anthrax. Best to include a fake address on that box, obviously, or homeland security might have words with you. O_O

You could pretend it was an eBay item too: "Congratulations on your new purchase of Grade A anthrax!!" ;)
Frittersfritters on November 1st, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
LOL! Too risky. I got him in trouble with Yahoo I know for sure, but if he bothers me again odds are he WILL be getting a fish.
postrophe on October 27th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
...is he addicted to fritters or something; he Wants that name??!?
Violet Tigress: eye on youviolet_tigress1 on October 28th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
WTF?! It should make you mad. I'd be furious if I were you, and wishing I had some serious hacker skills.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on November 1st, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
That's about it, yeah...
Jez: Goliathicon_make_icons on October 28th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
WTH? This guy has some serious issues.

As for strong passwords...grab a dictionary, flip to any page, take a word off the page. There's no way he'd know what it would be...just make sure you write it down somewhere. (the dictionary trick works well for many things, especially in writing fantasy)
Matthew B. Tepper: Albino brideasimovberlioz on October 28th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
But throw some numerals and punctuation in there, to be on the safe side. And if the sites use case-sensitive passwords, make some of the letters capitals and some lower case.
Frittersfritters on November 1st, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
I thought the best ones weren't real words? I've heard leeting up normal words works...
pip_r_lagentapip_r_lagenta on October 28th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
The FBI report
I am curious about how you reported this to the FBI. Does the FBI have a nice web page to report this kind of thing, or did you have to call your local office?
Frittersfritters on November 1st, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: The FBI report
I don't think they can do much since he didn't actually defraud anyone, just attempted to. The FBI has a link to an internet group under them, though, and I filed a report there.
Robyn Goodfellow: cheese errorrobyngoodfellow on October 29th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Some places now are saying a password isn't really strong unless it's got numbers, letters, and caps, and isn't a dictionary word.

One of my high school computer teachers said a good idea is to take your mother's middle name, spell it backwards, and insert in the middle the last two digits of the year you were born. It would work with any name though, since they're not dictionary words, and therefore more difficult to pick out. Although I'm sure you know all of this.

I hope it all works out... but personally, I probably won't be emailing that address for a while.
Frittersfritters on November 1st, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry for not responding, somehow my lj notifications got turned off. That's a good idea, though.
Robyn Goodfellow: gesturesrobyngoodfellow on November 3rd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm sure jerkface spamboxed your lj notifications. What a f*ckwit.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on November 3rd, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
I checked, my lj notifications are going to my lj messages, weirdly enough, even though I have the same settings as him on lj and his go to his email. My email at LJ is correct and I have lj listed as safe for mail on my hotmail safe list...

I've had an open issue ticket 2 days for this, too...
Phoenix Anew: WTF MGSphoenix_anew on October 29th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
That's just insane. I mean, seriously.

Another password trick I use is to take a word and use numbers for the vowels like leet speak.
postrophe on October 30th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Speaking of random words...
...there's gotta be a story behind that icon, right?
Phoenix Anew: WTF MGSphoenix_anew on November 3rd, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
The dialogue, and the images of the people, come straight from the game Metal Gear Solid 2.

I can explain, as long as you don't have any intention of ever playing the game and don't mind being spoiled. The storyline behind the metal gear series is really quite original and fresh, and if you have a PS2, and like the idea of a sneaking/action game, I'd recommend you play it instead. But if it's unavailable to you..
postrophe on November 7th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
No way on earth I'd have time to play. (Look how long it took to answer this!) Explain away..
Phoenix Anew: WTF MGSphoenix_anew on November 7th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Ok. It's a pretty complex plot, so I won't go into all of it. Essentially, the young blonde guy is the character you control, Raiden. The older gentleman is the Colonel. The Colonel provides you with instructions on where to make your next move in the game.. he did the same for the first MGS. One of the central plot points of the game is that you're trying to stop a terrorist unit who has developed a super computer AI that has the ability to control any information transmitted over the internet.

A while into your mission, the Colonel starts babbling nonsense at you. My icon is an example of one of his ramblings. You eventually realize that you have not been taking orders from the Colonel at all, but from the super computer who has now been injected with a virus and therefore going a bit haywire.

The delivery of the line is really quite funny, and compounded with the fact that the first time playing the game you have no idea what's going on.. it was memorable enough for me to request an icon of. :)
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on November 1st, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
I use that to some degree.