GMC account ‘Hijacking’
April 13, 2009
A small number of GMC members are kicking up a fuss claiming long time member Games, who managed to ‘hijack’ James Rhodes‘ account, should have his recently instated ban from the forums reversed.
If you read James’ account of the story he did give his password to Games…
“Unfortunately, a GMC user called Games recently obtained my account details for the GMC. I feel like an idiot, and once you read the outline, you’ll understand why.
I’m told by another user on my MSN list that a user called Games has a GMBot, capable of performing practically any request.
Me, being my usual self, set out to prove that it’s fake.
I change my GMC password to “password”, so that my account can’t be compromised (in theory of course).
Send the details away, and viola, the request to make a post happens.
I change my GMC password back to it’s original, so that the details I just gave away can’t be used to login.
Around 5PM AEST, there’s more posts by me. Only now do I realise that the Remember Me option must not time out sessions if the password changes (even though the password changing dialog says it will log you out).
I report any posts made by Games and report his IP address to his ISP. I constantly remove any content from the posts and topics he made under my account.
At my request, Yourself puts me on mod preview until I can get the current sessions on my user reset by KC LC.
That’s the reason I feel like an idiot.
EDIT: It should be noted that I accept the blame he got my username and password in the first place. While this directly lead to what he posted, I believe he had other choices knowing this information (such as ignoring it, or letting me know it was a stupid thing to do) and I don’t accept the blame for what he posted. You may not agree with this, but that is my view on the matter.”
– James Rhodes on Roket-Games
Please no one else be so stupid to give your GMC password to anyone.