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My ISP sent me a letter

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by vegasvillan, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    Dear Customer,

    blah blah blah.....you have been download pirated products....blah bah blah.....we suck cock......blah blah blah.....please stop...

    Sincerely,
    Cox.net

    LOL

    WTF I like to download movies I guess thats what it is....they did not say they were going going to cancel my service....they just pretty much said that Im not being nice...lol
     
  2. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I dunno I thought it was pretty funny....I called them and told them not to send me stupid letters and they apologized...lol...It was so funny there was a homo sexual service rep on the other line I wish I recorded it Im going to call back and see if I can find this guy and put it on youtube

    lol
     
  3. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    No I told them to stop sending letters and the service rep was this gay guy and you can tell he was new to the job and we just got him good...you know immature comedy jerky boys type stuff...lol
     
  4. eestisiin

    eestisiin Regular Member

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    Were you downloading like gazillion gigabytes of movies each minute or what? I mean what whe ah...its just too stupid...


    EDIT: Oooh, maybe you were downloading them from Rapidshare and the free account got blocked, because you were on it and this made cox president mad, now he could not download from it!
     
  5. creditcoop

    creditcoop Newbie

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    I was caught by Cox too. Though it was a couple years ago. I was using some BitTorrent and apparently the way the Cox finds people is that a company or institution reports your IP. From there the ISP, i.e. Cox, can trace it back to you. In my case Adobe caught me for sharing Photoshop. In the end all I told the Cox rep was that I have an unsecured WiFi and I played dumb not knowing what Photoshop was or even how to hook up my cable modem. Within minutes my internet was back up and running. Silly letters, trix are for kids.
     
  6. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Well if they really investigated they should have been able to tell you were lying easily by analysising traffic patterns . They probably just forwarded your excuse to Adobe saying some random hacker did it we can't trace it sorry. My advise is to always use heavy encryption such as a hidden encrypted volume with true crypt on highest settings (do research about settings). Also watch the IP's you connect with get Peer Guardian and TOR for your less then reputable actions.
     
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    This happened to me while I was living in Hull we only had 1 option for phone lines and 1 option for broadband (well three different packages but same provider), that being Kingston Communications (owned by Halliburton lol).

    Universal had made a complaint against our IP address because a house mate of mine was downloading stuff off torrents without me knowing. I had to write an apologetic letter stating I would never do it again, instead they got a denial and an accusation of illegal snooping and giving private details to a third party. Basically deny deny deny and when its all over STOP USING TORRENTS it is the most insecure protocol around.

    Tried to use file hosting solutions such as rapidshare, mediafire, megaupload etc etc, much less chance of getting busted. Plus torrents are extra nasty as you aren't just downloading you are sharing it, i.e. peddling it to others which could result in a heavier penalty.

    Jim
     
  8. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    use usenet
     
  9. unravelled

    unravelled Junior Member

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    WiMax FTW. You get busted by trackers, usually by big corps like EA/Adobe/MSFT etc.
    Never been shutdown for music but EA Games is the biggest whiner.
    My cable company warned me the first time, then wanted to fax a signed form the second time. Yeah cancelled right there and went with a wireless broadband company. So many users connect to the same proxy/tower resulting in the same IP for at least 20 people, no way they can packet filter/port block. MWahhahahahaaaaa
     
  10. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    Here! Here! :)

    There's a reason their name is "COCKS" er... I mean "COX"
     
  11. Keedev

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    They shut you down after 3 complaints if they don't state otherwise.. Least that's what they say.. I don't use any p2p anymore.
     
  12. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    Will vpn tunneling keep you out of trouble?

    I need to learn more about covering my tracks.
     
  13. magcshroom

    magcshroom Regular Member

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    VPN works. I've never had problems personally. Your best option is prolly rapidshare as it's the cheaper out of either a vpn or rapidshare. Almost all torrents are on rapidshare somewhere.
     
  14. rnc505

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    If you download stuff like this with a proxy e.g. TOR, will your ISP still know it's you?
     
  15. fulcanelli

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    P e e r G u a r d i a n 2. I use this and have never received a single notice. I won't go into further details. It works.
     
  16. vegasvillan

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    Good stuff..thanks everyone for the feedback :)
     
  17. l0gic

    l0gic Newbie

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    First off, torrents are not insecure. Anyone blaming the protocol doesn't know what they're talking about. I had to get that off my chest. It's the peers/seeds you connect to that can be malicious. In the case of these tracking companies, most are braking the law simply by being on that same torrent. DMCA doesn't have a clause for helpful snooping companies, so they resort to the same tactics you do to grab a torrent.

    My advice is to find a good private invite-only tracker. Failing that, use peerguardian and/or TOR.

    I've never had a notice with this ISP and I've downloaded and uploaded terabytes of pirated material. Choose your peers/seeds wisely.
     
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  18. matsta

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    Yea private torrent sites FTW. Otherwise use rapidshare. As long as your not using a p2p network, it will be nearly impossible to track you and if they do they will usually end up breaking the privacy act.

    In NZ I'm on telecom, and their too cheap to process the complaints lol so it's all good :)
     
  19. Blockers101

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    time to invest in VPN, youll never get caught then :)