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Title: Password security


Lamb Bug - February 7, 2009 02:24 PM (GMT)
Recently, it's come to light that many of our members have been getting hacked in Runescape. Obviously, getting hacked is no fun, so I'd like to list some measures that you can take to improve your password security and thereby decrease the chances that something will happen to your account.

1. Get an appropriate anti-virus system on your comp. AVG and Norton are both good, but your computer needs to be up to date with its protection.

2. Change your passwords. I'd recommend changing both your forum and Runescape passwords, but DO NOT make them the same!

3. Be careful what links you click on!

Other than that, not much to say. I can assure you that there are no keyloggers/viruses embedded in the forums, but just the same, take measures to improve your internet security!

Redeyes2496 - February 7, 2009 04:50 PM (GMT)
If you can get it, I suggest McAfee, works well for me, and I haven't had spyware or virus problems ever since I've had it.

K Arthur90 - February 7, 2009 10:08 PM (GMT)
I suggest AVG. It's free and excellent.
If you do have money to buy the full version, you get the firewall too.

Sword User - February 8, 2009 10:44 AM (GMT)
Also you could try confusing any keyloggers you might have by not entering your password all at once at the login screen (entering half your username, then half your password, then the rest of your username and then password).. not sure how effective it is, but I've never gotten 'hacked' from it :D

K Arthur90 - February 8, 2009 05:17 PM (GMT)
No. I think the keyloggers also log mouse clicks.

3monightmar3 - February 12, 2009 07:46 AM (GMT)
yeh good idea guyz, my pure just got hacked also =( btw i wanna try a keylogger on my gf :P any1 can help me get 1 set up plz say :) (i mean this with 100% innocent intentions)

K Arthur90 - February 12, 2009 06:16 PM (GMT)
I know some softwares that you can either install it manually (costs less) or you can install it remotely with absolutely no FW detecting it (costs more). The software is 100% legal, though the company monitors the data you collected so they decide whether you are using it for good or bad reasons. If you want, it, I can Pm you the company and the software.
PS. I can't help you setting a illegal keylogger for two reasons: First, i don't want to get into trobule. Second, I don't know how to :P

craiglock1 - February 12, 2009 06:18 PM (GMT)
I have norton, and it does me well.

NORTAN FTW!!!!!! :P

nj741 - February 12, 2009 06:21 PM (GMT)
Thanks for the info guys.

3monightmar3 - February 13, 2009 05:36 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (K Arthur90 @ Feb 12 2009, 01:16 PM)
I know some softwares that you can either install it manually (costs less) or you can install it remotely with absolutely no FW detecting it (costs more). The software is 100% legal, though the company monitors the data you collected so they decide whether you are using it for good or bad reasons. If you want, it, I can Pm you the company and the software.
PS. I can't help you setting a illegal keylogger for two reasons: First, i don't want to get into trobule. Second, I don't know how to :P

if you know of any working free ones then yes i really would appreciate a pm :)

Dude12dragon - February 15, 2009 12:46 AM (GMT)
thanks for the advice lamb :P

tidus6570 - February 15, 2009 09:48 PM (GMT)
worst sites to ever go to, runescape 3 sites.

i went to one years ago and they hacked me so many times that i actually quit playing the game...

they still have my password and im amazed they havent hacked me again
no matter how many times i change my password or anything like that they always get on.

starwolf_ftw - February 15, 2009 09:55 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (tidus6570 @ Feb 15 2009, 03:48 PM)
worst sites to ever go to, runescape 3 sites.

i went to one years ago and they hacked me so many times that i actually quit playing the game...

they still have my password and im amazed they havent hacked me again
no matter how many times i change my password or anything like that they always get on.

I suggest virus scanning your computer then change your password

xmex - February 18, 2009 06:44 AM (GMT)
avast!-simply the best free anti virus ever
you should try running preboot scan

DookPlunkIdiot - February 18, 2009 11:36 AM (GMT)
I have Symantec Endpoint Protection.

It pwnz.

K Arthur90 - February 18, 2009 04:34 PM (GMT)
tidus, a simple way to keep your next password protected:
Go to a friend's house (one that you know has a clean computer) and change your password there. Back at your computer, try to log in with a false password, or the last you used. Then you scan your computer (preboot and heuristic analysis). This way you'll get rid of your keyloggers and JaGeX will be able to get the hacker's IP (which won't do much for you, but it'll stop the hacker from hacking other accounts).




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