Guide to Email Account Hacking/Cracking

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There are a few real ways to hack into online accounts, and there are many fake ways you will see all over the internet. Most of these fake ways tell you something like “you need to send an email to your username/password in the subject line” which is some fake Yahoo account owned by some guy that just stole your password.

So how does an average person like you hack an email account like Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail?

I’ll outline some common myths and things that don’t work, then i’ll tell you exactly how I did it and you can too.

Things that people think work, but really dont:

Brute Forcing

Brute force is basically a term for a method of “forcing” combinations of passwords against an account login and is usually performed by a software program to automate the process (doing it manually would be just plain stupid). Sometimes these programs use a dictionary file of common words to guess the password, or they will literally try every combination of letters, numbers, and characters possible. The problem, and why this method is completely useless, is that almost every service like yahoo, hotmail, myspace, etc does not allow repeated attempts on a particular login. Brute forceing is as old as computers are and it’s easily prevented. Even if there was not this limit - the possiblity of guessing the password with a dictionary file is extremely high, and attempting every combination of a password can sometimes take years or decades at estimates. Magical “codes” - known as Exploits

Exploits are most often specially formatted URLs or codes that take advantage of a vulnerability/flaw in order to cause unintended behavior, such as accessing account passwords or private information. MySpace itself has been the victim of a large number of exploits that have caused celebrity profiles like Alicia Keys and even Tom to be hacked. While these do work, they don’t work for long and very seldom shared with others when discovered. Thinking you...
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