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    Protecting your account?

    As I'm sure we've all noticed, there have been an enormous increase in the number of hacked accounts, unrecoverable as well, on our server, and probably others. I'm not completely retarded in the ways of not giving out account information, etc, but is there anything that a person can do to particularly protect themselves from a hijack, or certain steps one can take to prevent this from happening?

    The list grows every day of the number of hacked accounts, so I figure maybe there is an extra step that we can take to protect ourselves? Any pros out there that can give some friendly advice?

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    Run virus checks.

    Don't use bots/hacks.

    Don't trust ANYONE with your account info.

    Keep in mind, your best friend might not steal from you, but he could be using tainted software.

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    don't bot.
    It's obvious that the people who got hacked were people who used shit like this.
    be smart lol, write your own bot lol

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    Heres one that I tell people over and over again...

    Don't use plug-ins with your windower that arn't released by archbell themselves. Plug-ins made by fourth party = Danger.

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    make you member pw and your login pw different is the easiest thing to do.

    Then keyloggers are rendered useless (unless you use the same pw's for everything)

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    wear a condom

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    champaine lol<_<

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    best to change your password every 30 days

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    Even if you dont like apps like zonealarm because they are annoying, use them once a month or so and change your password.

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    type it out using charmap, thensave it in a file hidden on your PC and when you need it, you open the file and copy/paste.


    ftw

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    - don't give out your info to anyone.
    - don't run untrusted executables on your home machine (bots, etc)
    - if you have a secure computer, store your password in PoL -- most trojans are pretty primitive and only can sniff what you type.
    - don't run your computer directly connected to the net. route through a firewall (no not windows firewall) or a router.
    - use an alternative browser.

    I've never had problems with viruses or spyware, ever. I run a virus scan every month or 2, but don't have an "active" antivirus program.

    edit: oh yea and
    - don't log in through a net cafe, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterBob
    Even if you dont like apps like zonealarm because they are annoying, use them once a month or so and change your password.
    Do NOT use zone alarm, it will make you unable to zone into sky lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judah
    Heres one that I tell people over and over again...

    Don't use plug-ins with your windower that arn't released by archbell themselves. Plug-ins made by fourth party = Danger.
    That's the one that got me. :-/

    Most importantly, if you get hacked, have all your info handy when you call SE. Billing info and registration codes are the most important, respectively. If you give whoever took the account enough time to change the billing information, kiss the account goodbye.

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    Write your POL down here - ima protect them with my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totien
    Quote Originally Posted by Judah
    Heres one that I tell people over and over again...

    Don't use plug-ins with your windower that arn't released by archbell themselves. Plug-ins made by fourth party = Danger.
    That's the one that got me. :-/

    Most importantly, if you get hacked, have all your info handy when you call SE. Billing info and registration codes are the most important, respectively. If you give whoever took the account enough time to change the billing information, kiss the account goodbye.
    Actually, even if they change the billing info, you can get the account back. They'll use records of who had billing info in there for up to the last 30 days, and if you can tell them the most prevelant one, they'll consider you the owner (provided you have your reg keys).

    That's usually how people get fucked over after an account sale. The original account owner is smart enough (and a dick enough) to call the next week and get it changed back to his password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizerdRemora
    Actually, even if they change the billing info, you can get the account back. They'll use records of who had billing info in there for up to the last 30 days, and if you can tell them the most prevelant one, they'll consider you the owner (provided you have your reg keys).
    No they won't. I called every day for a week and a half after I got hacked. They all told me the same thing.

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