www.whyville.net Jan 17, 2003 Weekly Issue

Don't Trust

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Don't Trust

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Weathercr here, telling you about hacking and scamming as many people have done before.

Hacking, scamming, Whyville has gotten very used to those words. In our town, many people are getting scammed, and it's easy. All the hacker has to do is get many accounts and ask someone, "Do you want a makeover for free?" or "I'm single, do you want to be my gf/bf?" (that's girlfriend/boyfriend, for those of you who aren't very familiar with computer 'lingo'). Then people who are victims either say, "Cool, I want a makeover," or " Sure! I'm single, too, and I don't need to know you any better." Then the victims give the scammers their passwords! All the hackers have to do is get on the account, steal everything, and leave the victims dry and empty. The victim won't know what hit them! It's as easy as that!

Now, I'm not trying to give anyone ideas or anything, but it's true and you people know it. You're so caught up in looking "hott" and being "popular", you can't think straight. Well, I have one thing to say to that: get a grip!

Get clams on your own!! There are numerous articles on how to start your salary and how to raise it. Everyone was a newbie once, and the oldbies learned to get clams and get face parts on their own. The current newbies can, too. Don't believe anyone when they say you can trust them, because you really can't.

You know, when you look at it on paper or the computer, it's right there, right there in front of your face. You can't even trust people in Whyville. That's really sad, don't you think? Well, I do and I think it should stop. The only way we would be truly hacking-free would if people would stop giving out their passwords. I mean, is it really that important to look "hott"? Is it that important to lose everything for nothing? People, we're cartoons!!! Cartoons that are so caught up in being popular and pretty that you can't see what you're doing to yourselves.

Of course, a very very few people can hack without even asking for passwords. These are the most dangerous, although maybe the least skilled -- they just get a computer program to do the work for them. Some of my friends have said that there's a "hackers club". I'm not sure if that is true, but I did get hacked once. My friends said they saw a person bragging about how she knew my password. Now, I can be weird and crazy sometimes, but I wouldn't give out my password to anyone. When I heard about this, I immediately I changed my password, just in case. Then I looked and something that was very important to my cartoon face was gone -- my flipzz hair piece.

Not a lot of people had them. I wore my flipzz with my blonde hair no matter what. Every blonde hair I got, I would put my flipzz on with it. They were gone, though, so I y-mailed the girl, and she reported ME! I couldn't believe it. I couldn't use my y-mail for 4 days (it does get annoying, trying to y-mail someone and the computer saying, "Your y-mail privileges have been denied"). But that was a while ago, and now I'm looking for flipzz I can have or buy from someone.

How does this work? I didn't give out my password but I got hacked, I got something stolen from me and I got in trouble for y-mailing the person about it. How does that work again? It doesn't.

Come on, people. Stop hacking and stop taking our great town for granted. We don't have to have Whyville, we just do and it's fun. You know you like coming on Whyville and learning and chatting with your friends. Please stop hacking and scamming. How can that be fun? I know some really rude people won't stop, but if one hacker stops, then that would mean that many more people who would still have their clams and parts! I hope some hacker out there hears me.

That's all I have to say, except, does anyone have extra flipzz? I wasn't lying when I said I got hacked and someone stole them.




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