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#1 Apr 04 2008 at 9:27 PM Rating: Good
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I have been a little concerned lately I may even pull my account off of ffxiah.com. they seem to have alot of technical problems, which makes me wonder.

Anyway I have heard of so many people getting hacked lately, then I read on playonline they banned over 10k accounts coicidence who knows. Has anyone 100% been hacked or proven they were hacked? I know proving it would be near impossible but do accounts literally get hacked? Playing 4 years and all of a sudden this past year I keep hearing this or that person got hacked.

NO, this is not directed at any one person. I have heard of or from many people saying the same thing but not close enough to any of them to know if they were up to no good or their close friends screwed them.




Edited, Apr 5th 2008 1:40am by Tylendell
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#2 Apr 04 2008 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
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Honestly. I have only used ffxiah once since all that fiasco. And that was to check on the sale of my old bard pants. And even then i used firefox. If i use that site ill use it on pcs that aren't my laptop that has FFXI on it. Thats just me.
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#3 Apr 05 2008 at 4:30 PM Rating: Good
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RMT have stepped up the keylogging programs for FFXI, only reason your just hearing about it is because they have finally reached the level of desperation by which they have to steal accounts to stay in business.
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#4 Apr 05 2008 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmph, the accounts were hacked from a year old exploit using IE and RealPlayer. Some other recent hackings were the result of exploits that were KNOWN exploits.

Summary: don't be a lazy ***, update whatever browser you use, as well as your virus protection and you'll be fine. Oh, and stop browsing Taru-**** Tyl and you'll be fine.
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#5 Apr 05 2008 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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people are dumb enough to still be using IE?
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#6 Apr 06 2008 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
My work doesn't give me a choice, regardless of the occassional emails I send to our IS dept about how much safer/better firefox is. Smiley: lol
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#7 Apr 06 2008 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
It really just shows the desperation of these people. If people thought cigarette companies are bad this is even worse.

It would be like suddenly all the companies that sell us food, gas, clothing and other such living necesities putting little killer robots in with all their products that killed people and then brought the products back to shelf.

It's sad really. And say what you will but it's what makes me really wish that China didn't make just about EVERYTHING we eat, wear and play with.

And yes, the hacked accounts are real. Keyloggers and the like.

Since the first wave of hacks I made it to where you don't have to type in the password and it auto puts it in.
#8 Apr 07 2008 at 4:19 AM Rating: Decent
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As sad as it seems, this isn't anything new. The hacking/stealing/keylogging of passwords has been the downfall of a few MMOs before this one, and it has been quite rampant (sp?) in some other RPGs. At least SE has acknowledged the issue and put something in place to deal with it (finally).

Oh, and your password being saved is by no means safer than someone who types their password in, unless the hack is a little weak. Passwords could be yanked out of the file they're in and screenshots can be taken while you log in. The combo of the two would result in what happened. Best solution is to not be lazy and just update your system and you'll be fine. If you're really paranoid just use FF2 w/NoScript, nothing gets through that. IE7 has more strict rules on the handling of ActiveX content now too, and is pretty locktight if you keep it updated and dont allow content from questionable sights. (example: there's no reason ActiveX Content will be downloaded from a spam domain mocriosoft.com). Just keep aware of everything, the only thing that catches people is their own laziness in the end, sans maybe some bad luck thrown in there.
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#9 Apr 13 2008 at 12:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I though this was a result of clicking on gil buying adds on cannotlinkto and ffxiah.com. Its been rampant since december 07 for more info check the genral forums or BG web site. Anyone thats still getting hacked today is doing something bad. Or completely unaware that this is happening and hasnt updated there PC since last year.
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#10 Apr 13 2008 at 8:08 AM Rating: Decent
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#11 Apr 14 2008 at 5:17 AM Rating: Good
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I got 3 downloader warnings here at work today while perusing the BST forums here on Allakhazam alone. I don't even bother using my FFXI PC to check anything anymore. I don't want to chance getting my account stolen.

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I though this was a result of clicking on gil buying adds on cannotlinkto and ffxiah.com.


From everything I've read clicking is not involved at all. You visit a site and it would drop a a file onto your pc that would do something. I don't really know the whole process. I do remember reading it was just a 1x1 pixel on various ads that would cause the file to be downloaded to your PC.
#12 Apr 14 2008 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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lol someone rated me down.

Retards will never learn and will always follow microsoft blindly.

Firefox ftw.
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