I need desperate help... please?
I'm not really a newbie, in fact, i think i know quite a bit about computer security, but this one incident just isn't making sense...
Yesterday I was talking to a friend on aim to try to help him get rid of a trojan that was in his computer when all of a sudden a strange screename that I had never seen before started talking to me and saying some of the stuff I was sending to the other person.
I tried the most obvious things, used a spyware scanner, ran antivirus(both which i have multiple programs I use), went into the command prompt and typed "netstat -n" to look for suspicious ports. All of this stuff did nothing.
How is this person able to see what i am typing? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And The Truth Is Expelled
No matter how much people tell you that there is no way; there are ways to monitor AIM convos. The person may be using a trojan, or something similar, like remote anything. But there are otehr programs, I have seen them in action...gotta test the new merchandise and such. It depends on who's messing with you, but he could be a developer, or just some script-kiddie messing with some new-found prog. The programs are very under-developed at this time, but all you do is enter a screenname, and an IP if you have it, and it searches for the user online. After a few moments, assuming the person is online and logged on, it, one way or another, intercepts and filters packets. They are reassembled to a quite readable HTML file. Sometimes there are parts of the conversation missing, and sometimes, there is useless crap that was filtered incorrectly. I'm not sure where I found the one I tested some 6 months ago, but they are out there, just still "underwraps", or so to speak.