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Old 09-01-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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I have seen so many people lately that have gotten their account hacked, and i think its a terrible thing, and NO good person deserves it!!! So iv made this thread to give everyone tips on how to keep your account safe, and hacker-free. =] Hopefully, if you follow these tips, you will never get hacked. =]


1. Keep Your Password a secret. Dont tell ANYONE your password, not your sibling, or even your Best Friend!!! They could be talking to someone, and accidently tell them your password!!! It would'nt be their fault, because it was an accident!!! But, it still puts your account in jeopardy. Someone i know, told their friend there password, and they accidently told someone it over the phone, and that person hacked into their account, and started sending mean and hurtful messages to everyone on their contacts list!!!! They were trying to make that persons friends upset and to not like them anymore!!! It just goes to show, that Mrs. Birdys Not Joking When she says " DONT TELL ANYONE YOUR PASSWORD!"


2. Dont accept ANY friend requests from someone you dont know. ESPECIALLY if they have an unusual username!!! They could be setting you up so they can send your items to them!!! This is a sign, that you could be at risk.


3. Delete people after you trade with them. After you complete a trade with someone, delete them from your kinzphone. It is in no way being rude to them. If they ask, just tell them that your trying to keep your account safe, and in no way were you trying to insult them. They should understand.


4. Keep your password different than your username. If your password is something like "icecream" and your username is "ilikeicecream", then this is a target for hackers. It is very easy for them to guess your password because it relates so much to your username. That is one of the first attemts a hacker will make to guess our password, they will try to guess anything that is close to your username. Make your password COMPLETELY different that your username.


5. Make your password HARD to guess. Something like a name of a celebrity or something common is not safe to keep as your password. Make your password silly, and VERY HARD for others to guess, but easy for you to remember.


6. Keep a close eye on your kc and and items. Look at your kc everyday, and if you see the smallest decrease in kc, and you didnt spend it, change your password. Same goes for your items. First 1 smaaaaaaaaaalll items is taken, then another, and another, untill your account almost gone!


7. Try to keep your dock clean, and your rooms organized. That way, it will be easier to see if any items are gone.

8. If at all possible, try to have 2 different accounts. This way, you can put some of your favorite items on one account, and some on the other. So, if you, unfortunatly got hacked, you would have something to fall back on.

***IF YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS THAT YOUR ACCOUNT WAS HACKED***
1. Change yourpassword IMMEDIATLY!

2. Try sending a small gift to everyone on your friends list, and if it says youve already sent to them today, and you havent, youve most likely found the hacker.

3. Delete EVERYONE on your friends list, even your friends. Then wait a little while and add your friends slowly, one at a time, untill you have them all back. BUT make sure you know who everyone on your friends list is.


I hope that you enjoyed these tips, and i hope that non of you ever get hacked!!!


If you found this thread helpful, dont be shy to rate or give rep. That way you can show me i really did help you. Its always a pleasure. I love helping all of you.



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Old 09-01-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tips on Keeping Your Account Safe and Hacker-Free!!!! Please come especially if youve been hacked i can help!!!

This is a wonderful thread and is very helpful! I hope more people see this and understand how dangerous giving out your password can be. Again, this is a great thread and I hope people see it!
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thak yousoooo much!!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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have you ever had yours stollen is that why you know so much about it?
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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this is a great thread!!! thanks for posting!!!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:27 AM   #6
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View Post Originally Posted by stripey190
have you ever had yours stollen is that why you know so much about it?
Luckily, no. Iv never been hacked, but i know TONS of people that have, and these are some of the methods they used, and some of them are my ideas.

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this is a great thread!!! thanks for posting!!!!
No problem!!! Thanx 4 coming!

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Old 09-02-2008, 12:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: Tips on Keeping Your Account Safe and Hacker-Free!!!! Please come especially if youve been hacked i can help!!!

This is a great reminder that it's so easy to get hacked in WW just by doing the smallest thing, and that we should all be extremely cautious. I think you've made a great guide here and that it is helpful to everyone here even if they aren't aware. Thanks again. Rep!
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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thnx soooooooo much for the tips i had already done most of them like having 2 accounts people will find these useful! rep points to u!
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Cool tips. Everyone should read this and make a note of it. Common sense goes a long way on the internet no matter what site you are on.


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2. Try sending a small gift to everyone on your friends list, and if it says youve already sent to them today, and you havent, youve most likely found the hacker.

This is one I never thought about. I would like to emphasize changing your password regularly, not just after the fact. You do not mention this, but it is another safety precaution. We've been hacked, but luckily my daughter was able to replace one of her exclusives with a wish token purchase. We are certainly careful about who is on our friends list, although we were careful before, too. You just never know. Our password was NOT shared with anyone. It was definitely a hacker.

When we joined WW, Ganz frequently had messages about hackers and warned them that their accounts would be closed if they were caught. I wish they would post those messages again and enforce them since hacking is still a problem.

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