No One is Hacking Accounts & Account Sharing

There is no one hacking HL accounts or your IP addresses despite what a player trying to cause panic may be telling you. Their situation was caused by account sharing.

I'd like to take this time to remind you of the risks of sharing accounts with other players.
-When you share your password with another player, they can share it with anyone they want to.
-They can change your password and account information.
-They can access personal information you may have sent to someone else in owls.
-If the person logging into your account has four accounts, and logs into yours making it 5, if yours is the highest VE count on their IP it will be locked.
-If they are muted and get on your account to chat, your account will be muted.
-If they get banned and you are on their IP address, your account will be banned also.
-If they are a banned player, and log into your account to evade their ban, your account will be banned.

We will not help you recover a lost account due to sharing your information. This information should be kept private. I'd advise anyone who has been sharing accounts to change their passwords so they do not end up in the same situation as others before have.

Not everyone online is as trustworthy as you may think, they can tell you anything they want without you knowing if it is true or not. I would not trust anyone with your password.

Responses 1 - 8 of 8 to "No One is Hacking Accounts & Account Sharing"

Little One Infinity • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:14am • #1

Maybe it could be a good idea to leave this warning in a place for new players to see as well? Because password sharing really is dangerous. You can see someone's email address when you're logged in as them, and more often than not it uses the same password which is not without risk.
For example, Gmail accounts can be used to lock people out of their phones, to view their (accurate) location data for every day of the past year or if linked to Google Chrome even to recover saved passwords for other (important) websites. There's really a lot more damage that could be done than banning an HL account.

Out of curiosity though, how long does an account stay connected to an IP address? Because I have had access to a few...

YouWILLeatTheBugs!!! SalazarIronside • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:16pm • #2

Why would anyone tell lies on the internet like that?

Draq • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:42pm • #3

Same reason why people cheat, steal, whatever when it's offline. They want something out of it or just want to be jerks.

VampireQueen JemCalanon • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:28pm • #4

People lie? On the internet? Since when?

But yeah, Infinity is right, theres worse hacking about out there.

crazycards • Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:50pm • #5

I get the reasons why some people would share passwords, but in my opinion I wouldn't give my password to anyone even if I did know them in real life. People aren't who you think they are... It's just a sad fact

Nirm • Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 5:52pm • #6

^Someone has trust issues.

Cora • Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:35am • #7

true... but those same trust issues may save all your private info
and i just realized im 3 years late XD

Maestro TerryCats • Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 5:49pm • #8

Yeesh, that must really suck for the other guy.

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