Sunday, August 10, 2008


Feeling safe every time u open orkut account let me tell u clearly orkut isn’t safe now days as the no. of hacking cases are just going berserk. Even a kid can hack ur account as the hacking is no longer an enigma, with loads of communities to ready teach you hacking.

Most hackers (i guess, all of them) use the technique called “PHISHING”. This means somewhat same as fishing . In this type people usually get hack ur account (get ur passwords or cookies) by instigating you to do a mistake (means unless u take the bait u are safe) .This clearly suggests hacking can be avoided by being more cautious.

Well,You must be wondering if i am nuts , hacking is no kids job!! yes It is!!!. now a days u can expect a kid too to hack orkut.Orkut hacking needs no Pre requisites of any kind, u dont need to be programmer nor a certified ethical hacker. All u need to have is orkut account and u are ready to hack.. Yes!! This is today’s situation. Every thing is available for the purpose ,all u need is to implement those things. In short if i can hack an account without any knowledge then u can too…But the main aim of my post is not to teach u hacking or to make u guys hackers but to make u aware so that u can prevent any loss to ur account.

It all started when one night i got a scrap stating ” ur account has been hacked ” when i replied arrogantly he asked me to check my communities and when I checked there were some communities which i had never joined it was that time when the word hack sank into my brain. Fortunately the hacker claimed to be an ethical hacker so didn’t harm my account and just asked me to change my password.

But it may not be the case for every one of you .Your hacker may not be a good hearted soul like the one i confronted .So the best way to avoid getting hacked is to have sufficient knowledge about it..that’s what i did .. I asked the guy who hacked my account to teach me but he dint .and when he insisted he asked his friend to teach me .that guy just gave me the link of a community where hacking was being taught in public . It was quite interesting and actually i found myself so involved that i was just reserching for hacking for the whole day. I was somewhat getting used to the word hacking in orkut. And even managed to hack one my friends account .But that was the first and the last one i tried.

Without deviating away from topic let me mention u abt some of the main techniques people use .. First one, the easiest one is a fake login page which exactly looks like an orkut page, people (hackers) persuade u too enter orkut through the fake login page. The page instead of opening to orkut sends ur login ID and password to the hackers mail ID. Isn’t that a piece of cake for the hacker?? infact ,i hacked my friends account through this method only . Second one and the most widely used is the java script technique. here hacker uses some java scripts .He asks u to enter this script in the address area and tell u that it would increase ur fans list ,or some people call it ” earthquake script”, “see the magic”.Greedy fools like me can easily fall for this . this script once used sends ur cookies of orkut to the hacker and he can access ur account without ur password. Well doesn’t it sound too easy. yes, it is..!! This is the method which most of the people use.

Here are the steps to avoid ur account from being hacked

Never open orkut through any other pages other than orkut no matter who gives it.

Dont keep ur password to easy to be guessed.

Though some scripts can be usefull like scrap book flooder and font javascript,use them carefully some of them may be hackers script.

If u feel that the script used may be hackers one change the password immediatly.

The main Gist of my post is that people should be aware of whats happening around there may be few more tricks on the way but the best way to elude that is to get to know more abt hacking so if u are a orkut user check out those communties which teach hacking ..Once u know about it u would be more cautious abt it.. Ironically there are even communities which teach google and yahoo hacing..and sardonically there are lot of softwares which adds to ur trouble creating trojans and viruses .

HOPE the post gave u some light to elude hacking.

So be cautious and happy orkutting.. !!

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