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Seeking Freelancer: Password Recovery

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by rbeau, May 8, 2014.

  1. rbeau

    rbeau Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I apologize if this post doesn't belong here. I tried searching through the forums to find what I needed, but I didn't see it. I really did look but now I feel rather confused, seeing offers for scraping and stuffing and fans - started wondering if I was on a different sort of site altogether ;)

    Probably you also get this sort of thing waaay too often, so I'm sorry some more.

    I'm seeking a freelancer to help me with password recovery. No, I don't want to hack someone's Facebook or email or anything illegal. I took part in a group blog, and after some rather ridiculous drama, got booted off the island. I no longer have access to the account, but my writing is still up and of course, the other writers won't remove it. You can see my name all over the place on the site for proof.

    I'd like to log back into the account and remove my writing. That's all, I don't want a virus to implode the site (ok, secretly I do, but that's not legal) or do anything else that would get anyone in trouble.

    I mooched around the interwebs and tried to find a service for this but they all want insecure payments and huge deposits. I might not know anything about coding, but that doesn't make me completely moronic.

    If there's anyone here interested in this job I'd appreciate contact. I will be using an escrow service so if you want a check from Western Union or some bitcoins please keep moving.

    If any part of this post is not permitted or in the wrong location, please give me a chance to update this or move it instead of just deleting it or banning me. I am an honest person seeking a service that I dn't believe is illegal and I am actually willing to pay money for it.
     
  2. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    If the owners were smart, they deleted your account and moved the articles to another author.

    IF they deleted your account instead of changing the password, you no longer have an account there to break into. There is no password to recover because the account is no longer there.

    Also, probably when you joined (unless the owners are complete fucking idiots) you agreed that all content you put on their site is theirs to use as they see fit.

    The only chance you have is to claim copyright infringement, and send a DCMA complaint to the hosting company. They might take the site down for you.
     
  3. rbeau

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    Luckily, yes, they are complete idiots. :D

    The posts are not renamed under another author because of the way the website works - the author can't be changed.

    I still have access, but not permission. It's all rather hilarious.

    We did all sign a contract at the beginning, but the funny thing is that it doesn't name any one person as the owner of the blog. I guess, technically, I could everyone else out after regaining control and then the blog would be mine ;) but that's not my goal.

    I've sent in a request for my writing to be removed by the site for copyright reasons but it seems like a less hopeful route. I actually really like this option.
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Bottom line is that you want someone to crack a password on a site you don't own. It might feel different to you, but it's no different than hacking a facebook account. Your legal option is to contact a lawyer and explain the situation.
     
  5. rbeau

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    hmm, perhaps, except that the blog isn't on a personal website, it's hosted on a public site called blogspot.