What the hell are you talking about... I recently had my account stolen, I had no control of the account for weeks.
One of the most common ways someone steals an account, is by basic phishing. Phishing is pretty easy to pull off for the most part, as I've seen some INCREDIBLY good looking fake pages. I've seen a few that were designed to look exactly like a Bank's Website, and really, the only way you could tell it was fake, was that it would have something about the Web Address slightly different. Like for example if you use Bank of America, just as an example, the web site would be www.bankofamerlca.com or something like that (The "i" in America was a Lowercase "L") and it looked incredibly well done, but was totally fake. They even took the time to make the Log in look legit.
Another way you can steal someone's account is by impersonation. This is typically called Social Engineering. You pretend to be a staff member of a company, and a lot of the time, people will actually give out personal information they would NOT normally give out.
Also, depending on the Operating System you're using, which, considering you play this game, is most likely a version of Windows, you need to ALWAYS check for Patches. Windows Update isn't the best update tool ever, but it does do the job.
I can't count the number of times I've been asked to do a security audit where almost every machine at the place was totally unpatched. And with Windows, Patches are a pain in the ass. You have to reboot for like every one of them, which is annoying as it is, but also, until Windows 7 came out, Microsoft for some reason thought it was a good idea to had the Administrator account auto-log in with NO Password. That's a huge bad idea.
Do you have a fully patched / updated version of Windows you use? Do you have Anti virus Software installed? Is it too updated? What about Spyware?
Spybot Search and Destroy is a totally free Application you can download and install on your computer that can help protect your machine from a lot of ****. You download the installer, double click on it, and install it like any other program. Once you're done, update it, and then run a scan.
The reason I like Spybot is that it has a function that allows you to lock down Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, where it will automatically block known phishing and Scam Websites, and also block Trojans.
Trojans used to be (Back in the day anyway) Programs that were legit applications someone had installed a Back Door into. Basically, you crack a program, like for example a Demo version of a game, and then you "crack" it and add Code to it that creates a back door.
To the casual observer, it appears to be nothing more than a Demo of a game, or a game in general, or even some other piece of software. And when you install it, it looks the same as it should, but in the back ground, it also installs a back door that alerts whoever cracked the game that you've installed it, giving them not only your IP Address (Which is sort of the a Home Address but for the Computer when you're online) and they can then connect to your Computer over the net, and copy all your Data, destroy it, and whatever they want.
Most people have heard of Netbus these days, and a few other well known back doors, but one of the funny parts, was that it included a screen shot application that would let you take screen shots, open the CD-ROM tray and close it, and basically you can control this thing as though you were sitting in front of the keyboard.
I've seen screen shots taken of a Computer where someone back doored a Computer, turned the Web Cam on, and watched the person over the Internet, and they had no idea someone was using their web cam to do surveillance on them.
Now imagine that someone can see everything on your screen, and can turn your web cam on and watch you, and you are getting dressed, or doing your taxes. They now have your social security number, bank account info, and everything else.
Some of the scary parts, is that this **** normally comes with a button on the display that says "Delete and erase all tracks" and basically, it does simply that; It deletes itself, and erases all the system logs and you never know it was there to begin with.
There's also "fake security" suites. Back when I was the head Computer tech for a company here, I was fixing a customer's laptop one day, and they had installed one of these fake security suites.
These things are incredibly hard to get rid of when the customer does NOT want you to simply format the drive and reinstall Windows. They get their roots into everything on the system, and make it almost impossible to get rid of without some actual work.
I spent like 5 hours scanning this guy's Laptop with a REAL Virus scanner, and REAL Mal Ware Detection programs, and he had around 12,000 Back Doors and Viruses on his machine.
I managed to fix it after a while, but it took a LONG time.
Another problem is fake extensions in Windows. Basically, Windows by default used to hide extensions of known file types. And it would basically look like this:
SomeSongOrVideo.MP3 .exe (A lot of spaces make it where it's hard to detect because Windows treats these spaces as though nothing is there once it uses the "shortcuts" so you wouldn't know that it wasn't a song you were opening, but an executable, which is normally a virus or back door).
Basically, some very simple things you can do to protect yourself and your accounts from people getting them or destroying your reputation, are these:
Always use Windows Update to download and install all security fixes, hot fixes, patches, and whatever else. This way you're not making it so easy for someone to back door your machine.
It used to be back in the day that you had to actually open attachments in an email to get infected. Those days are LONG gone though. Now, simply clicking on a link to go to a website, is all it takes to get infected, and even have stuff installed you don't know about.
Don't use Internet Explorer. Microsoft are VERY bad at security. I'm not bashing Windows, as I don't need to, but Internet Explorer, is a TERRIBLE Web Browser. It's insecure as you can imagine, and basically doesn't even try to stop pop ups or spyware from getting you infected.
And, worse, it's tied into the base of the Operating System. Use basically ANYTHING ELSE.
In my personal opinion, I use Opera. Opera is a free Web Browser, and it's actually very nice. It has some built in security features that can prevent Phishing Web Sites, and it'll actually TRY to block the other issues I've been talking about.
Firefox is also very popular, though it is pretty bloated these days. I used to use Firefox all the time, but I got tired of how slow and bloated it's become.
This is obviously up to you, but in my opinion, I'd say check out Opera.
You can look into Opera more by going here:
It's a nice browser, it's fast, and it's decent. By the way, if you like Youtube, just remember that Opera doesn't load panels by default, so you have to actually click on a video on youtube to control it. IT seems silly, but it's not.
You should also look at installing Spybot Search and Destroy. It's totally free, and it works!
You can look at Spybot here:
Just select your country, and download the installer. Once you have it installed, update it, and then use the control panel in it to lock down your Web Browsers. It'll help. Just remember to close your browser before running it. Also, once you finish, run a FULL system scan. And of course have it delete or lock down any issues it finds.
Between getting Spybot, switching Web Browsers if you haven't already, and keeping Windows updated, you'll have a lot less problems.
Also, if you don't have Anti Virus, or, if you do but you can't pay for another year of updates for it, you can use a well known free Anti Virus software Suite. The one I use on the ONE Windows Machine I have, is AVG.
You can look at AVG and download it here:
Just get the Free version, and download it, and install it. Once you install it, update it, and then do a full system scan. This way you can find **** on your machine.
I personally have used AVG for years because I don't like having to pay a bunch of cash for something I can get free.
Now, with all this stuff installed on your machine, you'll hve a wayyyyyyy better chance of keeping updated and keeping safe online.
|But when I come back i see this? wtf is going on.. Riot just got my acct back if they knew i was a hacker why dont they ban me?|
|:O just ignore it. it obviously didnt hurt anybody if ur the only one posting about this and u didnt have a credit card. im not a hacker i have my own money i buy my own RP! so leave me alone!!!!|
Think of it this way:
Cracker is the term used for people who break into Computers and have the intent to do harm. Similar to Safe Crackers. They have the skills Hackers have but only use it for their own gain.
Hackers on the other hand are actually skilled, and generally are only going to crack system security to either check if an exploit works, or, because they were hired to do so.
There are a lot of TV shows that actually explain this. The Discovery Channel ran a special about Hackers a long time ago that was actually interesting. They had CapnCrunch, Steve Wozniak, and Kevin Mitnick on there.
Steve Wozniak is one of the best Hackers on the planet. Any Hacker would probably have no problem admitting that, as he can not only design and make hardware, he can write the software to make it work. He was also a Phone Phreak for a while.
I used to be really into Phone Phreaking because I thought it was neat that you could control Phones with nothing more than tones. This is legal to an extent. I mean, it's perfectly legal to explore a piece of equipment you own.
Now, now that I've gotten this out of the way, I wanted to thank the one person who stood up for me, even though I don't know who posted every bit of that stuff. The very first reply I made was in fact me. The rest, I don't know.
I am a Hacker, I am one of the good guys, and I don't have some massive ego like that, so I don't know who wrote it. Like I said, I was partying with friends, and it's entirely possible that someone came and used one of my machines to screw around, I don't know.
Now, before I click on "Submit Reply" I'd like to point out that it would be a LOT harder for people to steal your account information, if you weren't using Windows.
There are a multitude of Operating Systems that you can use, and the hardware you have doesn't really matter much:
If you have a Macintosh, Mac OS X is most likely what you have, but you can also get Linux and BSD for that hardware.
If you have a PC, which is a lot more common, you can get Linux, BSD and more for it.
My Wife and I currently have 11 Computers here at our House. We have 2 Laptops, and the rest are Towers. I only have ONE Computer that uses Windows at all. And that is this one. I have ONE Partition running Windows 7, and then the other two Partitions, are for Slackware Linux.
My Laptop is running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE, and my FTP Server runs Slackware Linux. My secondary Workstation also runs FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE, as does my test machine. I also have another one running Debian Linux and FreeBSD too.
I use mainly FreeBSD, Slackware Linux, Debian Linux, and SUSE Linux. I keep Windows 7 around mostly because making LoL work in Linux or BSD is still a pain in the ass, and I have no intention of spending a bunch of time screwing around with it. I play this game for fun, and not to work on everything every day.
That's one reason I'm looking forward to Riot making LoL work on the Mac. Mac OS X is based on multiple things, but some of the very core of it, is based on FreeBSD, which means once they have a version for Mac OS X, it'll be a lot easier to get it working under Unix.
If you do find any of this interesting by the way, you can read more about it by going here:
And more. There's a bunch if information out there.
Hope it Helps.