October 13th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Hacking My E-mail
SOMEONE HAS SENT A PERSONAL E-MAIL TO ONE OF MY MUSIC STUDENTS FROM MY COMPUTER BUT WAS NOT PRESENT IN MY HOME.IT WAS IN MY SENT BOX, AND WAS MARKED WITH A TIME THAT MY COMPUTER WAS OFF LINE. I'M USING A MODEM. NOW I'M NOT CONCERNED WITH THE TIME BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON MY COMPUTER HAS BEEN GIVING ME WRONG TIMES BACK ON MY SENT MAIL SOMETIMES. I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO FIND OUT WHO IS HACKING INTO MY COMPUTER! I HAVE WINDOWS FIREWALL AND AVAST ANTI VIRUS BUT THEY ARE GETTING THROUGH THAT. I JUST WANT TO KNOW AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO FIND OUT. THANKS! - JJ
October 13th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Lay off the caps
What mail system are you using...???
Is this your home machine...or a work machine???
How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer
October 13th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Let me summarize.
There is now in your "Sent Items" folder in ... Outlook? an email which you did not send.
What is the content of the email?
Show us the headers.
It sounds like someone in your house did that; a cracker would not do something as silly as that; they would get your information and email from somewhere else.
For all we know, YOU sent an obscene email to a student because she gave you a boner and now you're looking for ways to cover your ass.. We need more information.
October 13th, 2005, 08:22 PM
It may have been sent when you thought your computer was off-line. Where you actually present in the same room as your computer when it was sent?
Anyone could have logged on your box and sent it. Check your logs and see if it was booted up.
If your not sure how to check them, post what OS you have and im sure someone will tell you!
WELCOME TO AO BTW!!!
/Why did someone neg him? Its his first post, aint going to encourage him to stay around if he gets negged straight away!! Poor Guy!!
October 13th, 2005, 08:43 PM
It may be as simple as it being a hotmail type account and he doesn't understand how it works and some one just logged into the account from another location via the web. Sounds far fetched I suppose. But so does asking a user to send me a copy of a floppy they have and receiving a xerox copy of the floppy in the mail several days later.
There are two rules for success in life:
Rule 1: Don't tell people everything you know.
October 13th, 2005, 09:02 PM
The firewall that comes with XP is not sufficient enough, get another firewall...
October 13th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Well, at least he wasnt asking how to hack hotmail ffs. lol Definitely get another firewall tho. Take a look at http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...=dbtopnav_zass . That is the direct link to the free download of zone alarm. One last thing, the email was sent directly from your console it sounds like, check your room mates/ family and friends who come over. Suspect everyone!
You're just jealous that the voices talk to me!
October 14th, 2005, 02:02 AM
That is an ignorant comment.
The firewall that comes with XP is not sufficient enough, get another firewall
You're joking right? You must be.
Definitely get another firewall tho. Take a look at ... That is the direct link to the free download of zone alarm.
This seems odd to me, it only gives a wrong time sometimes? How wrong is the time? Since it isn't consistantly incorrect does it vary when you power-cycle your computer? Are other activities present in your event logs for the time that email says it was sent AND the time you calculated the email was sent by accounting for the error in time (if possible)?
I'M NOT CONCERNED WITH THE TIME BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON MY COMPUTER HAS BEEN GIVING ME WRONG TIMES BACK ON MY SENT MAIL SOMETIMES.
It is also possible that your mail client crashed with items in the outbox which were not sent until sometime later... such an application crash should also be present in your event logs, though this crash could have occured at anytime between the last legitimate use and the actual sending of the mail.
Without understanding the nature of the email's content it is difficult to establish a source. My immediate guesses are, in order of probability:
[list=1][*]You were drinking a bit too much and forgot sending the email.[*]Someone physically sat at your computer and sent the email.[*]Your email client was effected by a trojan horse, which prolly arrived via email.[*]An all-star team of ex-Soviet cyber-soliders hacked their way through your firewall and sent the letter, which actually contains a KGB activation code. Your music student has since had all their training, which up until now has been locked up in their subconscious brought to the forefront of their brain and it wouldn't surprise me if they tried to kill you. If I was you, I'd kill them first before they get the chance.[/list=1]
October 14th, 2005, 03:05 AM
Would it scare you if I told you I found away to totally kill a sygate process with a simple request? The same overload can be done with zonealarm, they're pieces of crap.
October 14th, 2005, 07:15 AM
Emails can easily be forged....
You can\'t squeeze cheese from a goat before it\'s hatched.............