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#1 AllTheWayToVictory

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:51 PM

I'm not too active in bot NP and NC these days, but looks like there are a number of accounts being hacked recently. Not that I have any of my account hacked, just curious of anyone of you know more about it?
And btw reCaptchas really helps so much on account security, or not. lol

#2 Amethyst

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:48 PM

I wasn't even aware there was a recent hack



#3 ortin

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:26 PM

reCaptchas has definitely combatted hacking into accounts by far, because it's now very very hard to scrape the neopets database for users and look for potentially high end accounts. It's annoying, but probably needed.



#4 AllTheWayToVictory

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

@ortin But we still have hacks going around. :p

But now that you said so, is it possible to scrape an account just by having the username?

#5 ortin

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:30 PM

@ortin But we still have hacks going around. :p

But now that you said so, is it possible to scrape an account just by having the username?

Of course, that doesn't change the fact that Neopet's infrastructure is extremely outdated. There are probably still ways to mass scrape accounts, it's just not as easy/obvious as before.



#6 MissToad

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:40 AM

So I was a high end user?



#7 masxed

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:25 AM

Not too long ago there was a mass personal information leak. If you haven't updated your password in years chances are somebody knows it.



#8 rekt1337

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 10:38 AM

hacking is for noobs, guessing the passwords are for the masters



#9 Kat

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 12:40 PM

If by "hacked" you mean they used a password from a list to get in it, then sure. reCaptchas won't help in that regard.



#10 rekt1337

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 02:01 PM

even the captchas are useless. There are pages that if you pay than a bot will do the captchas for you. 



#11 jaredyne

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

even the captchas are useless. There are pages that if you pay than a bot will do the captchas for you. 

 

Is it this robot?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=dIFQ0JfGBIo

 

Because otherwise it isn't getting my money



#12 WarezHaxor

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

There are many ways to access accounts...from the simple database leaks from various sites to the techniques that allow a user to steal an account without guessing anything. High-end accounts are a plus...but those in the industry of selling accounts don't care as long as they're aged...an account still makes money for little effort unless it's a newbie account...the high end ones just pad the wallet a bit more. JS has been focused on everything but security lately so believe me, There are ways in without much effort.

#13 Canineike

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:05 PM

hacking is for noobs, guessing the passwords are for the masters

LMAO I tried that, i'm guilty.

It was a couple days ago, was bored.Pretty sure I was IP banned for the night but it went away later the next day.



#14 AllTheWayToVictory

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:00 PM

@masxed Do you mean the 2012 one where TNT admited it some time ago? I feel like this time it's not about that one leak but who knows :p

@WarezHaxor This is why I don't think reCaptchas helped much in preventing any hackings. lol By "hacking" I don't know too much about what's a technical hacking so I mean by any means to get into an account that's not yours. So in that sense I really don't understand how is mining anything from user lookups help accessing any account. Sure hackers find their targets easier without reCaptchas but still if someone have access to accounts, I don't see lookups help them access any more than not having to manually login to check those accounts. (In which the reCaptchas aren't even on login pages so it can be done really easily with a bit of skills)

Though I wonder, does "DDoS" on the lookups help hacking at all? Does that mean there are data leaks just by accessing the lookups?

P.S. I still remember someone thinks there's a need of reCaptchas on AC stat pages "to combat bots" while the only one bot I think that's making use of that page would be the legit (I guess) petpage. lol

#15 MissToad

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:27 AM

The majority of accounts created on neopets are  play for a day and go away.   If you are going to go to the effort of hacking you want one with potential to be profitable.   Obviously,  battledome wins are an indication of good battledome weapons,   rare and valuable bling on your pets image is an indication of good clothing in SDB,  awards are an indication that the player has participated in events,  and gotten valuable prizes that have appreciated over the years.   Activity equals wealth.      

 

Also,  when the player was last activity can be very useful information to get away with a hack.   

 

Just my guess.



#16 zttsz

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:06 PM

hacking is for noobs, guessing the passwords are for the masters

Lmao I remember doing that years ago. It was obviously way easier back then and I did it for fun, just to see if I could do it



#17 BirdistheWord

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

I can't stand all the newbie hacker wannabes that are lurking like vultures on neopets.....I'M STILL PLAYING ON THIS ACCOUNT....shoo the fuck off already.

 

Every seemingly nice gesture is someone looking for a nice  account to catch :)




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