hacker on MSN Messenger

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Yasmine, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Yasmine

    Yasmine Guest

    Hi,

    Yesterday there was a hacker on my MSN-Messenger! ( i'm using a firewall)
    He proofed his appearance by changing my name.
    After resetting it, he did the same trick again.
    I checked my firewall and also ( with Shields Up) my ports. Everything was
    in stealth mode!!
    If there is anyone knowing how to solve this problem.... with or without a
    patch) .. Please !!
    Don't feel safe anymore on/by MSN

    Yasmine
     
    Yasmine, Aug 15, 2004
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  2. Yasmine

    Gary Tsang Guest

    Hi,

    Try changing your Passport.net password and see if this behaviour continues.
     
    Gary Tsang, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. Greetings Yasmine,

    When you say your name was changed, I assume you mean your display name? and if so, were you
    still logged in while this was all happening?

    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Aug 16, 2004
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  4. Yasmine

    Yasmine Guest

    Hi Garry,

    I've done so last evening.
    Waiting to see what happens!

    Tx

    Yasmine
     
    Yasmine, Aug 16, 2004
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  5. Yasmine

    Yasmine Guest

    Hi Jonathan,

    Indeed, my display-name, was changed. And, yes, I was logged in.
    By now I've changed my password ... and waiting to see what's gonna happen.

    Yasmine
     
    Yasmine, Aug 16, 2004
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  6. Yasmine

    Yasmine Guest

    p.s. I'm running Windows 98


     
    Yasmine, Aug 16, 2004
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  7. Hi Yasmine,

    No one can specifically change your display name while you're logged into the service but
    yourself and if anyone attempts to login to the service with your credentials, you will be
    signed out and notified as such.

    Thus, you may want to run a virus checker to make sure that the person in question isn't
    directly accessing your computer (in which case then they'd be able to change it without
    logging you out).

    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Aug 17, 2004
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