Old 15th April 2003, 22:29   #1
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i need some technical help

Hi. i'm basically being threatened by someone who is going to run an API installation script on me (or something, i don't really understand it).

can someone please tell me what it will do to my system, will it burn out my CPU? will it decrease the amount of my RAMs in my BIOS?

please, i need your help. how can i stop API installation scripts from fucking me over?
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Old 15th April 2003, 23:26   #2
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1. Disconnect your PC from the plug in the wall.
2. Flick V-signs and waggle your genitalia in the general direction of your unseen attacker.
3. Firewall.
4. If you're on broadband, NAT is good.
If you're not, your dynamic IP will help a lot.
5. Waggle your genitalia in their general direction again. It's fun.

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Old 15th April 2003, 23:28   #3
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waggling my genitalia is fun go dylman!
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Old 15th April 2003, 23:30   #4
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but what does it do??
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Old 15th April 2003, 23:34   #5
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Why not report them to their ISP?
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Old 15th April 2003, 23:38   #6
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Unless this person can somehow erase your BIOS (unheard of without physical access to the PC), he cannot harm your PC's hardware.

A good virus killer/firewall combo should take care of everything else.

He's feeding you bullshit.

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Old 15th April 2003, 23:40   #7
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well, this person could be (but probably isn't, this has nothing to do with these forums) a member of these forums, and i believe that he is a really good hacker. he said something about compaq bios updates to format my harddrive. i am really scared of him.
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Old 15th April 2003, 23:53   #8
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is he asking for anthign to prevent this from happeneing? I think its BS as well, but a good firewall never hurt
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Old 16th April 2003, 00:30   #9
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What's your OS?
Have you got any firewall protection?
If not, install ZoneAlarm (free ed.) now!
API installation script? Umm, what d'ya mean exactly?
How is he contacting you? Via NetSend Messenger pop-ups?
Or has he placed a trojan on your system?
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Old 16th April 2003, 00:35   #10
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nah, he was just threatening me via PM. and, TBH, the last thing i would be scared of is an API installation script (simply because it is little more than a mismatch of words).

you can lock this thread if you want
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Old 16th April 2003, 00:46   #11
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oh . . . right!
lol
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Old 16th April 2003, 00:51   #12
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i would go into details, but i'd probably be banned for flaming. (it has a lot to do with the latest thread in the evidence locker i think...created by jon_joy_1999).
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Old 16th April 2003, 00:54   #13
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1) He probably cant do anything, since it seems like a bunch of smack talk
2) Unless he has placed a trojan on your system, their's no way he could run programs to format your drive. You're fine.

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Old 16th April 2003, 00:58   #14
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i know!

take EVERYTHING i said in my first post as total bullshit from me please. it's me trying to be funny.
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Old 16th April 2003, 01:05   #15
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oh... i didn't get it. sry.
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