Monday, March 03, 2008

Hackers and Pictures

The other day, I received an email from Facebook saying that someone tried to hack into my account. I had to change my password, because the hacker had apparently been successful.

I did all the usual phishing checks -- the website was really Facebook, the email was really from Facebook, etc. So somebody was really trying to hack my Facebook account. I wonder what types of changes they would have made. It's kinda scary to think about -- a TON of my pictures are stored on Facebook.

Note to self: back up Facebook pictures.


Craig said...

Most inexperienced hackers (probably on an open wireless network at your school) use a program called Cain to grab passwords over the network. There's really nothing you can do about this other than not using your account when you're connected wirelessly. Other things you can do are not use any dictionary words, and include at least 1 number and 1 upper-case letter.

Anonymous said...

I've noticed some random wall posting you've done (not on my wall, though).