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The do's and don'ts of stolen Overhead Accounts. (Taken from the web page created by the author of "Hacker Comics".)
- Do explore AOL. Staff areas,
system info, etc. are now within your grasp.
- Don't waste time. It may sound
silly because OH's aren't billed but what if the owner of the account wants
to log on while you are already on? You can kiss your precious OH goodbye.
- Don't send or recieve e-mail.
I guess you could, but erase all records of them ever being there.
- Don't screw with the preferences.
This one's obvious.
- Don't scroll!! I know it's fun;
you can never be booted but you are just wasting the account this way.
- Do frequent the ARC. It's a
goldmine of info for a wannabe hacker.
- Don't go into member chat rooms.
If your SN is recognized, you are pretty much screwed unless you can play
the part of the OH's real owner.
- Don't post/reply to any message
boards or newsgroups. This should be obvious.
- Don't read your OH's new mail.
Even if you choose "keep as new", it still shows the sender that
the mail has been read. Instead, read the sent and old mail. You can learn
more about your OH this way.
- Don't IM TOSAdvisor and tell
him he's fired ^_^.
- If you can, make a sub account
from your OH so you can have your own mailbox, set your own preferences,
and be recognized by your handle.
Oh yeah, one more thing...QUIT ASKING PEOPLE TO GIVE YOU OH'S!!!
I really hate that. No one would be foolish enough to give up an OH,
for any reason. Don't ask for 'em and don't tell anyone that you have one.
[Presented as evidence of a hacker presence on AOL.]
More information, including "How to get an OH",
comments about hackers from an angry staffer, internal newsletters,
links, overhead account keywords and information on "Master.AOL" files, was also displayed on the original web page.
Can the hacker's friends avenge him?
Find out in the next action-packed episode:
Comic courtesy of a hacker who wishes to remain unnamed
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