Warning (maybe?)

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by BossHogg, Jun 8, 2008.

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  1. I've received this email from a friend, urban myth or genuine threat? advice or comments please, Cheers e_m

  2. Hoax. A hacker can easily get you IP address but what would he gain from hacking your computer unless you store all your online bank account details in your web browser etc.

    Most they'll get on joe public is a load of dodgy porn and maybe try to get you to download some malware.
  3. There isnt much you can do with an IP address. Its step 1 in hacking, piss easy to obtain and any cript kiddy can learn to do it on youtube. It was only a problem back in the old days of computing, the mods & admins here have access to all our IP's, as does every other staff member on forums. I wouldnt worry about someone having your IP address. Though when you accidentally click on RAT's (remote administration tool aka reverse-connect trojan), thats where you end up completely screwed over. Just dont accept, open or download from sources you are not sure of.
  4. msr

    msr LE

    Hoax, and please tell your friend to stop forwarding stuff like this.

  5. Already have done, most of what he sends me is normally $hite anyway!! :roll: