View Full Version : Need some help from my computer hacker-buddies..

Captain Nate
07-31-2006, 04:39 PM
Over dinner my brother was repeating stuff I have sent in my private AIM messages. Now, he said he's spying on me using some kind of program which e-mails him all my conversations, but I don't know if that's possible. He might just be sneaking into my room reading my IMs when I'm away, or reading some of my logs. Either way, is there a way he could be receiving ALL of my messages, and if so, how do I find out and disable it?

He's being a real ass.

07-31-2006, 04:43 PM
It's possible that he's installed a key logger or a trojan on your machine.


if he has physical access to your machine, encrypt your logs. Set a screensaver password, use the XP user/password function to keep him out.

07-31-2006, 04:44 PM
does he live with you?

Queen of the Ban Age
07-31-2006, 04:44 PM
Sounds to me like he installed a keylogger.


07-31-2006, 04:46 PM
you guys are slow

07-31-2006, 04:48 PM
(I don't think it's a keylogger)

07-31-2006, 04:50 PM
it's also possible that he logs in on your screen name from another machine, but my experience has been that only gives you one side of the conversation. create a totally random meaningless screenname and put your real name on the buddy list and see if it shows as online when you know it's not.

07-31-2006, 05:08 PM
There is piece of software that exists that can be used to monitor AIM chats and then be emailed to an email address. It's supposed to be for parents to monitor what there kids are IMing and I think is included with AOL. If you have AOL that might be what he is doing.

08-01-2006, 10:50 AM
wait this is your brother? just kick his ass.

Philip J Eaves
08-01-2006, 10:51 AM
how do I find out and disable it?


08-01-2006, 10:59 AM
Its probably easier than that. He probably just set your aim to save the messages, then reads them when your not home. Go into your settings and see if the "archive" setting is activated.

Jamie Howdeshell
08-01-2006, 03:58 PM
wait this is your brother? just kick his ass.

as a person with two brothers, i heartily endorse this plan of action.


08-01-2006, 04:10 PM
I know that there is a hacker's convention coming to town.