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Postby eagles157 » Fri May 02, 2003 9:35 pm

This guy in my league has kept dropping his best players over a period of two weeks and I know the guy and he is usually not one to give. So i starting yelling at him on the league message board. When the hacker responded It was in german and I translated the best i could it said, "I am a hacker. They are mute people. I am from Germany. I like hacking in fantasy baseball and dropping there players justified." I e-mailed yahoo to see if they could do anything so i just got to play the waiting game. GOD I HATE THESE PEOPLE!!!!
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Postby La§ Aguila§ » Fri May 02, 2003 10:07 pm

Can you give us a website of your league? I would like to see it.
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Postby Oat Soda » Fri May 02, 2003 10:21 pm

That's wild. Public league? Your commish should be able to fix everything, but I'd still want to know how the dirtbag was able to hack it. Let us know when you hear from Yahoo.
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Postby kvillantz18 » Fri May 02, 2003 10:53 pm

That's messed up. What an idiot.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri May 02, 2003 11:37 pm

That's odd -- Though I'm in a couple of leagues with friends and if I'm over at their apartments and I check my Yahoo! team but instead it automatically comes up to their team instead I've been known to write messages on the message boards for them. You know, things like "Right now I'm wearing women's underwear" or "I don't care what people think: Poop is sexy." Maybe a friend of the guys just went too far. It seems to me that anyone who knows that much about computers that they can hack into Yahoo 1. Has better things to do and 2. Probably doesn't like sports anyway, preferring to play "Magic: The Gathering." I'm just saying.
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Postby kvillantz18 » Sat May 03, 2003 11:11 am

You'd be surprised.
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Postby eagles157 » Sat May 03, 2003 5:02 pm

The guy wrote another message today that said, " do not estimate that. I have only fun if I chop. Stinks for you, because I will not stop, and you will not know, how I receive into this. They watch out better, because you do not know, which information I from you receive can." (It seems choppy because i am using altavista to translate his german to english.)
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But Yahoo finnaly wrote back and they stated just the usual.

Hello,

Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Fantasy Sports.

If you are concerned about safeguarding the privacy and security of your
Yahoo! account, please refer to the following guidelines:

1. Always sign out completely. If you use a public or shared computer,
be sure to fully exit Yahoo! Mail at the end of each session. To do
this, first click the "Sign Out" link located in the upper-right corner
next to your email address. Then click "Sign Out Completely." (If you
have clicked on the "Remember my ID and password" box, signing out
completely will disable that option.) You may also want to try
completely exiting the browser you have been using.

2. Choose your password wisely. Choose a Yahoo! password which you will
remember but which cannot be easily guessed, even by those who know you.
Do not share your password with anyone. You may want to try using a
complex password that is a mixture of letters and numbers. Or, you may
want to try combining two words, connected with numbers or symbols.

3. Change your password when necessary. If at any time you become
concerned about the security of your password, you can always change it
online. Just log in to your Yahoo! Mail account, click the downward
arrow to the right of the "Mail" link located in the upper-left corner
of the screen and then click "Options" from the drop-down menu. Click
"Account Information" on the left-hand navigation bar. Click "Change
Password" and follow the on-screen instructions. After you've entered a
new password, click "Finished" to put the change into effect.

4. Choose your Security Question and Secret Answer wisely. If you gave
us a Security Question and Secret Answer during registration, be sure
that you have chosen a Secret Answer that you will definitely remember,
but which will also be difficult for others to guess from your Security
Question. (Remember, it's possible for anyone who knows your Yahoo! ID
and your birthday to see what your Security Question is.)

To update your Security Question/Secret Answer, please send the
following information from the Yahoo! account for which you want the
Question/Answer changed. If you do not use Yahoo! Mail, please send the
information from the alternate email address currently listed on the
account to:

mailto:my-login-request@yahoo-inc.com

and write "Re: Security Question and Secret Answer" in the Subject line.
Include all of the following:

1) Yahoo! ID
2) ZIP or Postal Code and Country
3) Your birthdate (mm-dd-yr)
4) Your current Security Question and Secret Answer
5) Your requested Security Question and Secret Answer
6) Your alternate email address we have on record for you

Note: the punctuation, spelling, and spacing of your new Secret Answer
are very important. We will copy the Secret Answer *exactly* as it
appears in your email.

Also, if you have an older account without the Security Question and
Secret Answer option, then we will be unable to add this feature to your
account.

Once this information is verified, you will receive a confirmation that
your Security Question and Secret Answer have been updated.

5. Clear your browser's cache. If you use the frames (JavaScript)
version of Yahoo! Mail and you sign out completely at the end of your
session, you do not need to clear the browser's cache. However, if you
use the non-frames (non-JavaScript) version of Yahoo! Mail on a public
or shared computer, it is important that you remove stored pages from
the browser by clearing the browser's cache and restarting the browser
after signing out completely at the end of your session. Doing this will
remove the possibility that another user on the same computer could use
the browser's "Back" button or "History" function to view any of the
contents of your account.

Please Note: your Yahoo! ID and password are your own confidential
information. No Yahoo! employee will ever ask you for your password in
an unsolicited phone call or email message. If you are ever asked for
your password in an unsolicited manner, or by someone you do not believe
to be a representative of Yahoo!, *do not* share your password with
them.

Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Customer Care.

Regards,

Yahoo! Customer Care

For assistance with all Yahoo! services, please visit:

http://help.yahoo.com/
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Postby flojoflojo » Sat May 03, 2003 5:55 pm

Yahoo would never ask you to update your information via email. THey would have you do it on their site.
This part of the email is just not true...
"To update your Security Question/Secret Answer, please send the
following information from the Yahoo! account for which you want the
Question/Answer changed. If you do not use Yahoo! Mail, please send the
information from the alternate email address currently listed on the
account to:

mailto:my-login-request@yahoo-inc.com

and write "Re: Security Question and Secret Answer" in the Subject line.
Include all of the following:

1) Yahoo! ID
2) ZIP or Postal Code and Country
3) Your birthdate (mm-dd-yr)
4) Your current Security Question and Secret Answer
5) Your requested Security Question and Secret Answer
6) Your alternate email address we have on record for you"
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Postby just passing through » Sun May 04, 2003 10:01 am

That's ridiculous. There's nothing sexy about poop. :-t


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Postby pilambp » Sun May 04, 2003 11:19 am

hmm... If you know what you are doing with ASP, or any other web programming language, you can create pages that will accept trades for other people. Basically, you can make a fake link that when people click on it, accepts a certain trade you proposed to them. So, if you know how, you can do this:

1. Propose a ridiculous trade to them
2. Instant Message the person before they check their team on Yahoo.
3. Send them a link.
4. If they click on it, the trade is accepted and they don't even know what they did.
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