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Old 11-05-2010, 06:44 AM   #1
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Somebody Hacked My Email Account!

went to check my email the other day only to find out google had locked my account! immediately i thought you bastards but found out after regaining access someone had actually mass emailed me and it took up nearly all of my storage.

i can't believe someone actually has the time to sit around and do something like that.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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It was probably a bot. Remember to use alphanumerics to make your password stronger
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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yah I've had it happen before too, now my passwords are all at least 25 letters/numbers I used to use passwords under 8 letters before
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:24 PM   #4
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I always use a letter/number combo with punctuation to increase my chances of not being hacked.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #5
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Hacking comes from keyhooking not randomly guessing the number letters in your password. Mixing up your password like that will work on your average Joe douchebag who is just hoping you were daft enough to use your pets name or birthdate as your password. Tricks like that aren't going to stop keyhooking malware.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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yah camac is right, if they have the right hack, they're getting your password either way.

the companies that make these emails should start making better programming to prevent this kind of thing.

My one bank account for online banking doesn't let anyone use my account but this computer. So I can't access it anywhere else.
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