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HCH No 2
Location: Chester, Cheshire.

Total posts: 216
Posted:Having copied most of the HotMail addresses into my MSN messenger (from Mess thread) and logging on, I started having some dificulty. Norton went mad for a start and my PC crashed. I loaded it up again to find my Messenger settings altered, the name of my freinds list chnaged and people moved around lists...

Anyone else had this problem?

There were only 5 people shown as logged in at the time.....

Could it be I am dreaming it? If any of the 5 know anything, PM me.

Jim.


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Can you explain all that again for the hard of thinking?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Woo!

HCH No 2
Location: Chester, Cheshire.

Total posts: 216
Posted:I'll try!!

I think that someone who was online last night and using messenger managed to hack into my Messenger program, and alter the settings.

Only people who had put their account details on the "Anyone use MSN messenger?" thread were online at the time.

I don't know how easy it is to do that, but I do know that Messenger isn't the most secure program.

Any easier to digest? I have had a couple more hours sleep now so sense more making hope I am.

Jim


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:thats really wierd..

ive had some twat add me to his list...i have no idea who he is...he says he lives in pakisatn..

the wierd thing is that he quoted one of the poeple on my messenger list...by her email address.....but when i asked he r if she knew who he was...she had no idea whaatsoever..

and then he said he got my email address from msn communties....whichim not on...and niether is she...



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Magnus


member
Location: Bath, UK

Total posts: 279
Posted:MSN is not safe.

Go to Tools/Options/Privacy and make sure 'All Other Users' are blocked.

Make sure you keep it updated with the latest version from Microsoft.


Magnus... pay it forward

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Is it the same Pakistani that sent me that PM Jon? And if it is did you perchance add him to your list yourself to find out who he was?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Woo!

HCH No 2
Location: Chester, Cheshire.

Total posts: 216
Posted:I found out today whatwas going on.. After I had some more problems with files (my current essay piece kept vanishing without trace!) I got Norton personal firewall, which logged 17 attempts from someone to hack me (terminology?) via the Backdoor/SubSeven Trojan Horse (apparently).

I have their IP address and know they are from Modena, Italy (or close by using VisualWare). Is there anything I can do? Or just block that IP address?

Jim*


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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:The Norton firewall should protect you from such intrusions. If you are worried, contact the Symantec (authors of Norton) help desk who should be able to give you advice.

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Norton is a good choice. It takes a lot of time to get through...

POI THEO(R)IST

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