Keyloggers, what to know, what to do (READ)

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  1. Merlijn

    Merlijn Shadow Master

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    My brother's account got hacked as well which I found out yesterday (but he refused to use virusscanners and such) which ended up with me getting 2,5k gold and allowing to terminate his account cause the hacker hadn't changed the password.. I like hackers =)

    But seriously Joy.. stop comparing computer security to RL situation.. and if you do at least do it properly....

    having no authenticator would be like locking your doors at night..
    whilst having one would be comparable to having your doors locked AND have a alarm installed.....
    Now you don't have the latter either do you?

    Stop pretending that my account is an open door because I don't have an authenticator.. it's BS
     
  2. Lonei

    Lonei Shitpenis

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    If the hacker didn't change the password he wasn't a very good one, and yet he still managed to get your brother's account. I bet you're proud of him :lol:.
     
  3. Braque

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    This metaphors still fails. Authenticator adds a extra layer - something you have - where the password is the first layer - something you know. Password is like a keypad pin code lock, great if no one puts a hidden camera in front of your door to see what you type, authenticator is like a physical key, fantastic if you don't leave it at the pub ....
     
  4. Croga

    Croga Says funny things =)

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    urrrrrr.... yes I do....... You are right though, it's not comparable..... IRL the thief will go for the house he thinks is easiest to break into; hence my alarm system, another reason for the thief to go look elsewhere..... hmmmm..... maybe it is comparable..........
     
  5. Careface

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    I like words that pretend to be other words. Like heffalump. Or flam.
     
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    I love flan. Flaaan.
     
  7. Damonkey

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    Like Merl i do not have an authenticator but i was told if i use my Kaspersky (Internet security). Which has a on screen keyboard for entering passwords keyloggers cant pick this infomation up. However i would like an authenticator but i am resticted atm :(
     
  8. Merlijn

    Merlijn Shadow Master

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    On screen keyboards can still be logged by proper keyloggers.. if you get a keylogger on your computer you just suck at using the internet
     
  9. Braque

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    old news :p
     
  11. Joyma

    Joyma Administrator Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

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  12. Merlijn

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    Now this looks interesting
     
  13. Arly

    Arly Non-Shouter

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    http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2010/Apr/119 <-- To read about it / test the proof of concept.
     
  14. Merlijn

    Merlijn Shadow Master

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    https://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/checker.aspx found this today. Might wanna check how strong your password is. If it's weak or medium I'd strongly suggest changing it. Might even want to consider changing if it's strong until it reaches best but imo that's for the most paranoid amongst us
     
  15. Ayu

    Ayu You need help. Just contact Smaj, it's faster.

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    Usually passwords are not guessed, they are logged through a keylogger. Having the best password in the world won't help you if you don't run proper Anti Virus and Firewall software.
     
  16. Arly

    Arly Non-Shouter

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    Someone hacked Arly's forum account.
     
  18. Merlijn

    Merlijn Shadow Master

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    I know they're mostly obtained through keyloggers or phising sites and anyone who falls for those shouldn't use a computer at all imo but still it's no reason to have an easy / weak password. It's still an extra layer of protection. You'd be suprised how many people still use passwords like qwerty and the likings

    And inb4 Authenticator!!!!!1111oneoneone. It's not 100% secure either
     
  19. Ded

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    I thought the only feasible way to hack in with an authenticated account was to be actively keylogging the person you're trying to hack as they log in, intercept their authentication code, and log in before them in the space of those few seconds.

    You must have made some real enemies if they've gone that far :eek: but don't worry tho, I think my password is secure.

    No one will guess "swordfish"... sssh
     
  20. Merlijn

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