[Noisebridge-discuss] Fw: continuing adventures in the brave new world.

Lee Sonko lee at lee.org
Tue Apr 3 18:21:38 PDT 2012


Did your friend change his password to something too easy? Here's a guide
on how to make a good password:
http://lee.org/blog/2010/01/01/passwords-that-are-easy-to-remember-and-hard-to-guess/


Does your friend have a virus on their computer? It can be very hard to
find a virus, but having information like passwords leaked is certainly a
symptom.



On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi to all,
> Another friend of mine god his email compromised (hotmail, his mail about
> that is below). From what I know he changed the password after the first
> incident but the account was compromised again not even a week later. I
> wonder if who ever got in could change his "reset password" mailing account so
> even when he changes his password they can change it again or was it just
> week password or is there some "trick" how to get all around it? Could be
> for example his "computer" compromised? (I am sure he does not use linux).
>
> Anyway if you could copy me on some "safe restoration procedure" that
> would be great!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck
>
>
> biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker
>
>
> http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org
>
>
> "There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Ghandi
>
>
>
> Hey folks,
>
> Just a quick note regarding my recently hacked hotmail account.
>
> I awoke this morning to receive a spam email from my own account even
> though it doesn't show up in my "Sent" box. I replied to the email just to
> see if it came to my inbox and it did. Can hackers duplicate your account?
> The complexity of the digital realm continues to amaze, astound and totally
> confuse me!
>
> I suppose the next course of action is for me to close this account but I
> have a feeling that it won't really make any difference as far as spam
> being sent out in my name...arrgh! So apologies in advance for any future
> undesirables sent out in my name.
>
> It will take me a bit to do this so feel free to be in touch in the
> interim.
>
> I must say that I am a little attached to this account having used it for
> so long...but the winds of change are a blowing!
>
> Much love to one and all and thanks for your understanding!
>
> Cheers,
>
>
>
>
>
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