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    Question Confusion about hacking Hotmail

    This may seem like a dumb question but I really am confused on this. But first off let me state that I'm NOT looking to hack into hotmail, NOR do I want to know how.

    My question is this. When a person states on here that they are looking to learn how to hack into hotmail, are they wanting to know how to hack into the actual server or are they looking to just get a user's password? I thought just gaining access to anything that wasn't yours, or that you don't have permission to, was illegal. Don't these mail providers (hotmail, yahoo, etc.) have anything in place that can detect when they are being hacked so they can inform the user's they have been compromised? Or do they even bother to inform the user's to avoid them losing confidence in the service?

    Any clarification you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I'm new to this and I want to make sure I understand.

    Thanks.
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    Basically just looking for username passwords, usually done with social engineering.

    You're better off pretending hotmail dosent exist.
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    Don't these mail services encrypt people's passwords on their servers? Is it that hotmail is the worst or are the other the same?
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    There are so many e-mail providers out there. Why does it always have to be hotmail.
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    Because the majority of grannies and 12 year olds have only heard about hotmail.
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    My thing isn't with hotmail. It's yahoo. Here's the situation that got me thinking about this... I have a yahoo account and a couple of times I've noticed strange little things like once an email I know was there wasn't there the next time I logged in and once a message I know I left as unread showed up as read. I have no proof that anyone was in my account and since then I've changed my password but the question in the back of my mind is, don't these have any legal obligations to tell us if we've been hacked??? or can they ignore it as if nothing's happened?
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    Have you read the disclaimer and policies, not sure but they prob cover their asses there.
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    I've re-read the privacy policy and it states what they do to protect you but nothing really about them having to notify you. I think I'll send them an email and ask about it.

    Thank you for your guidance in this.
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    Why the heck would anyone want to steal a account? I mean just because its stolen doesn't mean that it will cover your tracks.
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    Originally posted here by |The|Specialist
    Why the heck would anyone want to steal a account? I mean just because its stolen doesn't mean that it will cover your tracks.
    simple. if someone gains access to an account of someone whom they want to 'spy' on. Then they could potentially gain the information in which they are interested in learning from the person who they are 'spying' on. They could also learn passwords from users, who send to the victims account, or even other passwords of the victim, who has emailed to other users (of course they would only see incoming messages unless the victim saved outgoing messages, which is not on by default with Hotmail). The list goes on and on, in what you can obtain by gaing access to someone's email account.
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