02-04-2011, 10:03 PM
We have used computers for awhile, but we're leery of the hackers online.
I know some people who think that hacking into someone's computer is perfectly ok, but I don't think that's true at all. It's an invasion of privacy.
We saw a forum, where one of the posters who liked to insult people there, said they can click on someone's nickname on the forum and view their ISP.
Now, I tried that, and it didn't work. We are on Macs, so maybe that's why.
Then we asked a friend who's pretty savvy on PCs, to go look at the same site, try clicking on someone's nickname and see if their ISP came up.
They said, "no way, nothing is coming up!" so, i'm pretty leery of hanging out on that site anymore.
I know for a fact there was a member there, who would post under his name, but always be insulted. I've read their posts and nothing seemed unpleasant, but they (the regular members of that forum) were always attacking and being verbally abusive to this poor man. He's changed his nic dozens of times, but still, somehow they always found out what nickname he changed it to, and started to attack him all over again.
I hate these sites where they claim they'll remove a post if it's inflammatory or insulting, but they never do! That just makes me furious!
That's a true bait & switch tactic.
Also, the same person who claimed to be able to find out your ISP by clickin on your name, said that they were running a business and showed their website address.
I clicked on it, and a strange message showed up on my computer that said, "The certificate for this website has expired. You might be connecting to a website that is pretending to be WWW.notrealname.com", which could put your confidential information at risk. Would you like to the connect to the website anyway?"
I'm shocked now, and don't trust this woman anymore. She's mean, she's violating the TOS over & over, she claims she can get your ISP by clickin on your name easily, and neither could a competent PC computer shop.
Do you think she's a hacker? I see she says that you don't need a paypal account to pay with paypal either, and that's not making sense to me either!
What do you think? How do you prevent hackers from getting into your computer, especially if you have a Mac?