[icq-devel] ICQ UIN Unregister backdoor



rad2k rad2k at mail.ru
Sun Jun 8 16:46:36 CEST 2003


yeah sounds to me its more of a scam than anything else.
easter egg....pfff.. wake up.

(I wouldnt try to credit myself for discovering such thing)

On Sun, 08 Jun 2003 15:23:56 +0200
Tom Laermans <tom.laermans at powersource.cx> wrote:

> At 10:56 08-06-2003, you wrote:
> >Yo! =)
> >
> >ICQ messenger easter egg
> >
> >As you know, when you use icq messenger, you are identified by unique 
> >number called "uin".
> >There is no official way to unregister uin at this time.
> >
> >But some uknown Icq admins made a "backdoor". If you put into your details
> >email: unregister at vke.ru your uin will disappear from database and you 
> >won't be able
> >to login to it anymore.
> >
> >It will work with any usernames in domain @vke.ru
> 
> Maybe you mean that
> 
> - the vke.ru admin has a catchall set on his domain
> - the vke.ru admin checks daily for users with the email address matching 
> *@vke.ru using the white pages or whatever it is called
> - te  vke.ru admin password request and changes the password so "you won't 
> be able to login to it anymore" ?
> 
> I hardly call that "unregistering" :-)
> 
> Tom 
> 
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