My Windows Live Messenger account just got hacked due to weak password. I should’ve seen it coming, as I was getting added by a bunch of spam bots for about month beforehand… I should’ve realized someone may have been trying to brute force my password.
Just a heads up… the fuckers deleted my contact list and everything, among spamming everyone on the list.
It is not always weak passwords what gets your account hacked, the ral danger is on those sites where you have to fill in your msn account and password in order to get goodies in trade for them to get your contactlist (so they can spam your contacts).
But ofcourse, your password will be abused for hijacking your account.
And if goodie-trickery doesn’t fool you, a simple hosts file injection on your windows to reroute your access to windows live .com to a fraud site that impersonates the site is good enough as well. (Unless your browser’s phishing protection intercepts it)
I accept most random adds. As soon as I get a random or spammy message I delete and block. Do occasional try and go through my MSN contacts but probably only know who a quarter of them are. Hardly use it to be honest and never put my password in…