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Can you hack facebook? Can you rob a bank?/ other computer guy peeves

#1 User is offline   coveringfire 

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:54 PM

grrr... i hate being the "hey can u fix this computer for me" guy. but its even worse when they ask you can you hack Facebook/Myspace/TEH INTERWEBS. So i've just come up with the analogy can you rob a bank? most of them just stare and then walk away :P But i know they mean can you hack X's fbook/myspace. but it severely irritates me they think i can hack a whole multi-millionaire company. besides all for petty reason, i never agree to help them i find it all really stupid to hack someones account, not to mention all the trouble it causes if u get caught. /rant
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:08 PM

People think hacking is like you open a program and just click what you want it to do...or you hook up some harddrive and it just unlocks stuff for you. :P
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:15 PM

One question I do have about FB is when you're friends w/ someone who posts on someone else's wall but their wall is hidden from you, will it show on your friend's feed/wall that the post was made?
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

View PostSpitfire151, on May 6 2010, 08:15 PM, said:

One question I do have about FB is when you're friends w/ someone who posts on someone else's wall but their wall is hidden from you, will it show on your friend's feed/wall that the post was made?


I'm not sure if it will, but I'm pretty sure it won't show it to you in any case.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:49 PM

If i read right. if someones wall posts are hidden then they wont show up in the feed of the person thats hidden.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:56 PM

I bet you 99.99999999% of all people that get "hacked" or say they get "hacked" just had their password guessed or left themselves logged in at the library or something similar...

Nobody REALLY gets hacked...why would someone spend their time taking over your facebook when they could be getting money from a bank?

Seriously...any legit criminal would rather tag your photos with weird things than cash in on their skills...

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:19 PM

Hey, can you hack my ex's facebook? :laugh:

View PostTenacious221, on May 6 2010, 09:56 PM, said:

I bet you 99.99999999% of all people that get "hacked" or say they get "hacked" just had their password guessed or left themselves logged in at the library or something similar...

Nobody REALLY gets hacked...why would someone spend their time taking over your facebook when they could be getting money from a bank?

Seriously...any legit criminal would rather tag your photos with weird things than cash in on their skills...

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Or they were dumb enough to join some stupid group or something that leads to a phishing site.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

View PostHeadshotPhantom, on May 6 2010, 09:08 PM, said:

People think hacking is like you open a program and just click what you want it to do...or you hook up some harddrive and it just unlocks stuff for you. :D


Thank you Hollywood for that...

I ruin movies for people, all the time, by calling out technical BS when I see it.

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I bet you 99.99999999% of all people that get "hacked" or say they get "hacked" just had their password guessed or left themselves logged in at the library or something similar...


Also phishing where they wind up giving up their credentials without realizing it as Mephisto said.

And in terms of Facebook accounts, it's almost guaranteed to be far more than 99.99999999% - I would be surprised if there were any true facebook hacks ever committed. It's just easier to make your own bogus one to pass yourself off as somebody else if that's what you're after.

Moving away from Facebook, but in general when someone claims they got "hacked" (be it email, website/server, etc), it's almost always the results of somebody being able to guess the credentials or the user inadvertently disclosing the credentials.

I get sick and tired as a network admin hearing people complain about "my website was hacked" -- No, you're FTP login password just sucks. Don't make it that obvious.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:21 PM

I'm with you, but I also love the fact they feed my ego.

Skipping over the hacking but still staying of facebook, I laugh hard every time I hear the same group of people talking about how screwed they are because of something they posted on facebook.

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I would be surprised if there were any true facebook hacks ever committed. It's just easier to make your own bogus one to pass yourself off as somebody else if that's what you're after.

There used to be an exploit that you could use certs. from of successful login to bypass a failed one using opera. Doubt that still works though.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Lol I just installed my own keylogger on my computer. I also let all my friends use my computer. :P Luckily no one's pissed me off yet. :P
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:33 PM

View PostThalion, on May 7 2010, 03:57 PM, said:

Moving away from Facebook, but in general when someone claims they got "hacked" (be it email, website/server, etc), it's almost always the results of somebody being able to guess the credentials or the user inadvertently disclosing the credentials.


Easier than you think.........What?
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:46 PM

View Postmike7822, on May 7 2010, 08:33 PM, said:

View PostThalion, on May 7 2010, 03:57 PM, said:

Moving away from Facebook, but in general when someone claims they got "hacked" (be it email, website/server, etc), it's almost always the results of somebody being able to guess the credentials or the user inadvertently disclosing the credentials.


Easier than you think.........What?


Social engineering. :P

"Yes ma'am, I'm with (target's ISP)'s Internet Security Department. We believe an unauthorized individual is attempting to gain access to your account. Would you please give the account name an password so we can cross-reference the IP addresses?"

Helps if the target isn't tech savvy . . .

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:00 PM

PW got a classic example.

And it's not too hard for you to figure out who has what ISP.

In some cases, it's as easy as faking an email to an address, saying unless they provide the email and password login information, it will be deleted for such and such a reason (suspected "bad" account, security reasons, inactivity, etc)

A lot of dumb fools will be quick to reply in order to save their account, and then you've got their credentials for free.

If you sound half official, your odds of securing a hit are pretty easy. Hey, those completely illegitimate and mispelled Nigerian banker scams are still fooling some gullible people, so evidently it's a lot simpler than most people think it is.

But no, we're all just elaborate hackers that can slice through any security we'd like, spending minutes to break into NSA grade encryption. :P
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:09 PM

:P

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:26 PM

I don't even consider myself a code monkey, and I studied the stuff for years to get a college degree.

That said, some people do leave websites so far wide open I can punch through if I really wanted to. I'd say it's akin to leaving your door unlocked, but depending on that silly little chain latch to keep me out.

I would say out of the 0.000000000001% of "hacks" I see at my job (as a system admin/network admin/managed hosting engineer, I see a lot of this stuff while working), the ones that are "true hacks," it's because of something like I described, an obvious hole leaving themselves open to a SQL or PHP injection attack.

Fairly often, I see idiots leaving directories world writeable, and they wonder why there's an issue. To me, that's not hacking.

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