You take your phone from the pocket and sees an email says "Your Facebook password has been reset using this email address ..... ". Won't you be shocked to know that? I will. That happened to me earlier this day. I got a mail from Facebook saying the exactly same thing that I mentioned above.
Someone with this IP address (shown in the image) supposedly hacked my Facebook account. At first, I got an email requesting recover my account with a code. So, I just jumped into the Facebook page and logged in to the account, I had to go three steps to secure my account. On the behalf of the second step and it was to type my Old Password, New Password, and Verify New Password. So I typed my old password which is ******************* (at least now you know how long it is) but it started to say "You typed the password incorrectly" and I had to go through all Gmail stuff to set it back.
And I never used Windows for some time because my PC is broken and I my new PC didn't reach yet. So basically, who could have done this?
But the guy didn't do anything to my Gmail account. He didn't change my password or anything. It's just weird. Why'd someone one Earth hack my account? What's the gain?
Got A Plan
Well, I don't know if it's gonna work. But why should I keep my hand from not trying at all? Aftermath, I just went to do some research on hacking.. yeah. I know I'm not an expert. I'm just a Script Kiddie, used to try to hack with the help of some other software. But this time, I'm gonna try a little bit harder than before.
According to some websites, it's easy to hack their PC with the help of their IP except the trouble standing in front of us is the username and password which will be asked when trying this method. So, when I looked up for this problem and surely I found a solution. The Bruuuute Force Attack("uuuuu" is to give an announcement thrill).
Using Brute Force Attack is one of the common methods of cracking the password. The success is rate is high. It mainly uses Dictionary attack which means it'll try the words in the dictionary to crack it. This may take from few minutes to few hours or maybe even years.
I don't know whether this is gonna work or not but I have to try. And one more thing I wish not to happen is the hacker who hacked my FB is not reading this article, is he?
Please leave a comment below if I got something wrong. I'm not much of hacker or a programmer either. Just a kid behind the computer trying to do something that he (means I) wants to accomplish.