AIM and passwords

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by croberts134, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. croberts134 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2005
    So on Christmas day I come back to my computer to find that I had been kicked off of AIM (using Adium, not the AIM software). I attempted to log back in and I was told that my password wasn't valid. So, I tried and tried again. Even downloaded the AIM software to try it and kept getting the same message. I went to to have my password sent to me (to the only e-mail address I've ever used) and it never came.

    I stumbled across some articles about people hacking AIM passwords and somehow disabling the password forwarding. Do you think this is what happened to me? And if so, why are there random hackers stealing AIM accounts? (I'm 100% it was no one I knew who did this, my password was very good and the account hasn't been logged on since).
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Why write a Widows virus? Why vote Republican? These are age old questions that Man was never meant to know the answer to..

    There's plenty of nefarious reasons I can think of to steal an AIM account, but most likely, it's just because "I can".

    I suggest you get back on AIM's website and try to get the password sent to you again, and make sure it's not being filtered by a SPAM proggy.
  3. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    so true.... lol
  4. mbopy22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    Cause they RULE!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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