View Poll Results: How often have you been hacked?

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    Unhappy Hotmail

    Ok i wasn't entirely sure where abouts Hotmail help would fall so please forgive me if this is the wrong place but any way hear goes.....

    My Friend had her hotmail account hacked so she cannot access it any more so she made a new one and now about 1 - 2 months later this ones been hacked so she again had to make a new one. As shes a close Friend it concerns me that someone is doing this to her so was wandering weather:

    1) She can get the account back IE Password Etc
    2) If she can find out who's doing this to her Because i wanna stop it happening again

    Thanks for any help in advance now to dinner and back to school lol I shall be back later...............

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    Yay someone that selected my bonus option

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    She's probably suffering from the ID-10-T error
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Originally posted by Agent
    She's probably suffering from the ID-10-T error
    whats that?

    i'd recommend using yahoo it's much better.

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    She does realise that if she doesn't sign into her account every 28 days, hotmail switch off the account?

    You should also advise her to use a complex password - Preferably containing numbers and Characters;

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    Originally posted by Agent
    She's probably suffering from the ID-10-T error

    Me chuckles

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    Never had any problems with hacking, I've had my account for a while though and get at least 23425689 spam e-mails a day!

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    She logs into her e-mails daily.......

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    Well tbh the Hotmail "hacking" comes as a result of choosing a piss easy to guess "secret" question. Just type a load of random stuff and make sure you remember the password and you'll be OK.

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    hack one of her old accounts back & make sure a decent password / secret Q is selected this time round
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    Yes well i wudent know how and isent that kinda illegal........

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    yeah, there is that
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    Well my hotmail account has 4 digits to the password. Yes you are correct, it was created a few days after hotmail started! beat that!!! and no it hasn't been hacked in the many many years i've had the account and yes microsoft did sort out my spam problem so i only get up to 8 junk e-mails a week which go to my junk mail folder!

    Microsoft rawk with my hotmail account \o/

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    As above use complex passwords and difficult secret questions as thats how lots get in

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    Originally posted by Caged
    Well tbh the Hotmail "hacking" comes as a result of choosing a piss easy to guess "secret" question. Just type a load of random stuff and make sure you remember the password and you'll be OK.
    yaeh, it's amazing how many people's secret question is something like 'What is my dad's first name?' then the answer is 'John' or something
    i just do what dadofsam does.

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