July 6th, 2003, 10:05 AM
July 6th, 2003, 10:10 AM
sounds to me like you need to wear chat condoms...
But meh.. they are all insecure, just be careful who you talk to and stuff, but he really sent you all your text chats eh? Elaborate.. im interested..
July 6th, 2003, 10:31 AM
This is a guess, but its possible... MSN probably creates a direct connection between people when voice chatting, so the IP was probably found via a netstat command. With that IP finding a *very* general IP is possible using programs like NeoTrace or even the app in the Tools & Toys section here. As for sending all your text chats, I'm assuming either you are running a old version of MSN Messenger, You have a current version but said friend found a new bug in it, or if you don't have a firewall or have it improperly configured they found a way onto your computer to retrieve information.
Some advice would be to run a virus scan with current definition files, run a trojan scanner like TauScan and if you don't have a firewall, get one and set it up to help prevent things such as this from happening in the future.
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July 6th, 2003, 10:56 AM
id have to agree with Syini666 here. your friend just did a simple child's trick and theres nothing you should worry about. any direct connection between the two of you, like voice chat or sending files or any feature that gives u direct connection to his pc and vice versa, will let him get your IP by using netstat or a simple packet sniffer. as for the geographical location, like Syini666 said, it could be just NeoTrace which is most of the time inaccurate.
July 6th, 2003, 11:44 AM
THanx Guys but I don't think that through voice connection netstat wud reveal other's ipaddress. I still am at loss that how he could manage to take out my text chats? Does msn messenger save all the chats? some of them were a day old. Is he also able to remotely get the password of my messenger like this? please also tell me the best possible firewall to protect my pc.
July 6th, 2003, 11:50 AM
MSN Messenger 6 has the ability to log conversations.
July 6th, 2003, 12:57 PM
I think this is a weak attempt at social engineering and he is trying to get us to tell him how to do this.
July 6th, 2003, 12:58 PM
Tell me the defence.........
July 6th, 2003, 01:13 PM
If you hook up your firewall and look at your logs after a voice chat or a file transfer or anything of the type you'll note that the IP of the other person is indeed logged. I don't know that there's really a way to prevent that, I suppose there'd be a way to mask it, send the wrong IP, but other than that I really don't know.
And the rest of it, I have no clue. Sounds like he either found a cheap trick and exploited it or has mad, mad skills. Either way it'd probably be best to stay on his good side.
And follow the other's adivice and install a firewall. You can get a good one for free from Zone Labs http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...sp?lid=pdb_za1
Unless you really are just trying to con somebody into telling you how to do it. In which case, good luck. 'cause I doubt anybody would even if they knew how.
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July 6th, 2003, 01:22 PM
thanx for the firewall name and i came here on this site coz it is suppose to save me from hack attempts and instead u r thinking that i want to hack someone and need to know the way? Give me a break!!!
My Qs still there, wud this zonealaram prevent my text chat from being snatched from my box?