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Fuck You Icq Thieves!!!

OTIS

TRIBE Member
I have a really early ICQ #, and I've known people that have gotten theirs stolen so I never publish mine anywhere.. but it seems someone is trying to get my number..

The other night I come home and notice that my ICQ says "Your ICQ # is being used on another computer". That only happens when I open mine at work which is password protected so it couldn't have happened since I didn't work that day.

Today I get a Password Retreival email from ICQ giving me my password as if I asked for it.

WTFF???

Has anyone here experienced ICQ # theft?

And why would anyone want my number.. not to mention the contact list that automatically downloads with it via ICQ 2001?

-OTIS
 

Uncle Bobby

TRIBE Promoter
because with you're ICQ # you can break into a persons computer, download their files (including their passwords that are keep in the 'cookies' files used by windows) and you can also get into their contacts computers, if you have the right program to do it.

UB.
 

labRat

TRIBE Member
i've heard about this before - and i think it happens quite frequently. i think it's similar to low slashdot member numbers. as l4m3 as it sounds i guess it's a cool thing to have a low number.

although if i were just starting up on ICQ i'd hate to have the 9 digit number that they're giving out now.

hopefully yours doesn't get stolen, change up your password often and make sure it's more than just an english word.

--craig
 
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labRat

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Uncle Bobby
because with you're ICQ # you can break into a persons computer, download their files (including their passwords that are keep in the 'cookies' files used by windows) and you can also get into their contacts computers, if you have the right program to do it.

UB.
wuzzle wazzle?

since when? i guess you can get IP information and then try to get in through there. but that's hit and miss.

icq is a horribly non-secure form of instant messaging. it's very easy to mimic another user. initially it wasn't meant for the wide spread use that it currently has.

--craig
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
I don't believe this..

You mean it's out of ENVY?!
So fucking annoying..

You mean there is some loser geek follower out there, tired of his E-buddies making fun of his 13 digit ICQ # has to go out and trowel for a low number from someone like me who saw it's use during it's infancy stage and not passed it off as some dumb net fad.

I'm not worried about hackers anyhow cuz I'm on diaup. Some dude will crack my computer to discover a 3 k tranfer rate and leave with his tail between his legs crying a tale of such horrible hacking conditions.

-OTIS
 
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