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ALERT: Be Careful From Hacker Pranav Jain

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine and safe from hackers.
Today in this post I will tell what I never thought I will be posting on but I have to so that what happed with I don’t want it to done with you all. There is a person who’s email ID is pranavalwar@gmail.com and tells his name Pranav Jain and in PayPal his email ID is pranavalw@yahoo.com and in PayPal his name is given as Alok Jain, PayPal info I got form TechPatio where he have made one more crime as freelance writer.

On 8th October i got his friend request on Facebook I don’t add people whom I don’t know but add very less people who is blogger so I added him as I show him in a blogger group. Probably once in a week or two he asks me something through Facebook chat. And from last two-three weeks he was trying to get my trust on him so he can trap me in his web (like spider web). He started with he want to open a site where people can create their own page using WordPress interface for free and they can put whatever they want. So he wanted me to help him financially in that site but I told I don’t think it’s a good idea as because there are many such site are available, anyhow if you still need my help I can give you server space from my HostGator a/c. But he rejected me by saying that he needs access to cPanel to make change in database whenever he wants. Then he told, he will search for a sponsors (for $200 :P) which he didn’t got. After when i asked him did he got any one to sponsor he told no and I dropped my that idea and thinking of something new and at that same time he told he want to show me something funny he made I told ok send me he gave me a link where he have hosted that file so when I downloaded it and run that file I got a popup saying Your computer is not supported so I told him about it after 10 min I got his reply saying try this (with one more link) again I downloaded and run that file got same popup saying your computer is not supported.

After one hour I got a popup saying logout and re-login to your Facebook account. When I show that popup I understood that this Pranav Jain have done something in my PC by sending me that file. But thanks a lot to Akshay Aggarwal (one more blogger friend) who is the author of Screamable and Gadgets n More to help me out from this virus on my PC. Now because of file which Pranav Jain sent to me he got full access on my PC and can see anything and actually it was not virus it was a RAT (Akshay told me) that’s why my anti-virus couldn’t able to catch it and I haven’t installed Firewall on my PC which can alert me.

So Akshay and my suggestion for you all is use good antivirus and should have Firewall installed in PC and if possible you can also use antispyware. You can use Kaspersky Total Security
or BitDefender Total Security both provides all the three things. And one more thing don’t add people you don’t know as I told before also and now see I only got in that trap, so be very careful.
Do share this post with your each and everyone, so everyone know about it and can be careful from him…

How To Verify Your HostGator Account Using Skype?

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today I am going to help you in verifying your HostGator hosting Account. Few days back I have buy a hosting account from HostGator and my account got active instant but after two days when I was trying to login to my HostGator account I couldn’t able to. I was gating an error Login Attempt Failed! So I got worried a lot, I have tried to login at least five times wondering maybe I am typing my password wrong.

But even after that when I couldn’t able to login to my account in my mind many things where coming like did they disable my account? or am I got hacked? and many other such things where coming. Then I remember they also have Live Chat service so I tried to contact with them through there Live Chat service then they told that I have to verify my account and I must have got an e-mail regarding account verification so I instantly opened my e-mail and checked that do I have received any such mail, after when I show that mail then I relaxed for five minutes as because I was worried very much about it then I read that mail that what I have to do to verify my account. Here what they mailed me

Hello,

Thank you for your order with HostGator.com!

In order for us to setup your account, we will need you to call in and verify your billing information.

If you are unable to call us, you can instead respond to this ticket with a scanned copy of a Photo ID such as a passport, or drivers license. In addition to a photo ID, please include a scanned copy of the credit card that was used in your account purchase  (assuming you purchased a hosting account with a credit card). For security purposes you can mask off all the digits of the card number except for the last 4 digits.

Please provide us with the above requested information at your earliest convenience to ensure that your account with HostGator is setup as soon as possible.

Toll-free: 1-866-96-GATOR, extension 1010
International: 001-713-574-5287

We are available 24/7, so please feel free to call us at your convenience. We apologize for any inconveniences that may result from this process.

Now I was wondering that if I called them it will going to cost me Rs.9/min (approx) and don’t know how much time will they take to verify. So I show what the other option I have to verify. Other option was to give the scan copy of my ID proof (issued by Govt.) and Credit card. And I don’t have my Credit Card I have used someone else card but due to some personal reason even I couldn’t able to send the scan copy of Credit card. Next day in my mind came I can try using Skype as they have option to call all over the world might I can try there Toll-free and if it worked it wont cost me anything.

As it came in my mind instantly
1.       I opened my Skype application
2.       Logged into my account
3.       Gone to call option (where I can dial the number)
4.       I selected US as country code
5.       Dialed there number

As it started ringing I got so happy as because I saved my money in making an international call. And when they verify it took 5 to 6 minutes to verify that mean I saved near about Rs.45  😀

Hope now you got how you can also save your money in verifying your HostGator account.







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