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    Question Chat bombers and booters



    Hi everyone ,

    I got attacked for no reason , on a yahoo messenger chat.

    1 Later, research told me that it has to be from a messenger bomber ?

    2 There was something called booter involved in it.?Still searching? If u knw pls. guide?

    Now the 2 things are -

    Any very gud bombers known to us.?

    How can we defend ourselves from such attacks.?

    I placed the same question in the new bies section? but there is no update, i waited long
    for help to save my id, but it seems to have scrwed up.

    I m sure people would know more than me, but willingness to help is personal opinion.

    I would sulrey like to help someone later if ever required , so that he does not looses his
    id like this..?

    Any guidance will be appreciated.

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    I deleted your original. Please stick to one thread. Multiple threads is not a good thing. There is a bump up and/or edit feature to keep the thread in everyone's attention. When someone comes on that can help you they will. Please have some patience as not everyone is able to be on 24/7.

    Also, you may want to change a couple of things:

    - limit messages that you receive only from those on your Yahoo list

    - check to see if you have adware or spyware through tools like CWShredder and/or HiJackThis!

    - change your id if need be.

    - Use Google to find your answer. On the 2nd link of this Google search I found the following from a forum called Big Blue Ball:

    Booting is a problem, especially for teenage kids with nothing better to do than mess with people. You can get booted out of the Yahoo chat rooms, but you can also get booted out of Yahoo PMs.

    How does this work? Well, Yahoo Messenger allows some HTML code. That's what makes the colors, faders and other special tricks work. Unfortunately, it's also what lets deviants use to boot you. They can put in the right HTML code and cause your Yahoo Messenger to crash.

    Fortunately, there is an antidote. Open the filter1.txt file with Notepad. You'll find it in the Yahoo folder (usually C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\).

    Add these words to the filter1.txt file:
    <snd,<alt, <url=, <font, <fade, <a, <html>, <body, <iframe, <frame, src=, <img, <url>, url(, onLoad=, http://, www, <embed

    That should keep you safe from booters.

    What's the downside? Well, you'll now see font size, fade codes, etc. in the messages (if someone is using them). But you won't get booted.

    Jeff Hester
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    Hi,

    Not too sure if it will help, but please have a look at:

    http://www.bitdefender.com/

    I know that there is protection for some P2P/IM type apps. Look along the left hand side for "downloads"...click on that to find the free apps bit.

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    Thumbs up

    Well i dont have any viruses/trojans/keylogges etc which I m sure of.

    I tested somthing, if someone pmz me and then attacks,... what to do then ?

    Your second suggestion is - asking me to become a frong and hide in a well ,
    so that no new person can every msg me again.

    Then how will I help people who want me to help themm....

    With no offence, i just want to fight back not hide.

    Rgds

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    I tested somthing, if someone pmz me and then attacks,... what to do then ?
    File a complaint to Yahoo. They do, IIRC, have an abuse@yahoo.com. I'm pretty sure that this isn't allowable in their AUP

    Your second suggestion is - asking me to become a frong and hide in a well ,
    so that no new person can every msg me again.

    Then how will I help people who want me to help themm....

    With no offence, i just want to fight back not hide.
    Well then, no offence, go elsewhere. You're being a kiddie then. The last bit of advice that I found from Big Blue Ball allows you to stay connected without limiting your list. Use that.
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    hey,

    thank you so much for the document, i tried and tested it , its gud, but honestly
    it has given me a lot of new things in my mind.

    Actually i was into something very critical when this happend, and it screwd my chat, so i was kinda really furious. My apologies for it.

    but this is a great area to explore for me, i sure hope to write and post my first
    document here itself on the mail bombers and booters, or may be wireless 802.11i std.

    thx again, one last thing, any gud search engines to get inside the community,
    besides yahoo, google, altavista , 37.

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    With no offence, i just want to fight back not hide.
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    i hope you dont drive
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    Fighting back is a good thing, if it's done in a constructive way. You can't just attack people who DoS you. When you feel that something isn't right, report it. Spread the word on how to protect yourself from attacks. Remember the chinese proverb "those who seek revenge should dig two graves."

    If you choose to fight back, do it the right way.
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    It's been a long time since I used yahoo chat, but if I remember correctly ther is a setting you can change to not allow popup windows to be sent to you there by eliminating the effectiveness of a chat bomber.
    I can't remember where the setting is though.
    please correct me if I'm wrong

    Good luck
    Mad Beaver

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    Hey All,

    Thank you so much for all your responses.

    Well m calm Now , but sincerely i was in bad state the other day.
    Thank you so much for your all your inputs. This did a gud thing that it broguth
    me back into this world of Attacks and Saviours, Well I will be on the postivie side,

    I m planning to get into the core of Bombers / Booters etc. and soon u will c an indepth
    document on this... it will help others to defend them selves...

    Well lets hope i get some time out of this crappy schedule... Hey MSMittens .. thank U so much u scolded me well , Thx to Nihil too...

    Hey Tedob1... i m sure not that crazy , thougt it will be slow , but it will be deep.. <grin>

    U will c me more often now on this site, thank you so much .. all folks at antionline.... :-)
    Cheerss!!!!!!!!!! U all sure deserve a beer...

    Rgds

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