By nolovefor21 - 16/01/2014 11:45 - Australia - Wentworthville
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OP here, I didnt "hack" into her account really, I asked her if I could use her account to try and plan myself a surprise party.. Mainly because Ive always wanted one but never had anyone step up to do it. She gave me her password so I could do it. But apparently that was a waste of time according to my mother...
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well I guess its time to organize your own birthday party :)
I'm not surprised that no one would show up for your birthday party. You apparently invade the privacy of your friends. YDI.
I had a former friend try to pull shit like that on my computer. She logged into my FB while I was in the bathroom to try and ask a guy what he thought of "my friend Jenny." He pretty much said "Jenny is annoying, clingy, and doesn't take no for an answer." I found out about it and told Jenny we were no longer friends because she always did shit like this. She didn't understand limits and refused to see anything from another POV. I hope Op was smart enough to learn from this and not do shit like that. It's not funny when someone betrays your trust like that. It's not cute or adorable.
So in other words you're defending a definition of "hacking" that would include literally every single possible way anyone could get onto anyone else's account in anything. At that point you may as well discard the word, because it doesn't even mean anything any more. Heck, why not broaden that to other terms too? "Oh, I'm a construction worker. I paid some guys to build a house for me. It's construction work via social engineering!" "I am so a locksmith! I just only pick the locks of doors people leave unlocked. It's called social engineering locksmithing!" "I'm a master chef. I stole someone's sandwich. Cooking via social engineering!" What means of accessing someone's account WOULDN'T qualify as "hacking" under the terms you've provided?
"illegally gains access" If you show me what law makes "sitting down in a chair in front of a logged-in computer" or "being aware of a family member's social media password" illegal you will have a point. As for "social engineering" (whose extensive Wikipedia page, as an amusing side note, never refers to it as "hacking" either), I will quote another user from further down the page whose experience was identical to mine: "I looked it up as you suggested; "Social Engineering" in security terms has to do with manipulating people in to divulging personal information to access an account. It's not going on your friend's computer and accessing their already logged in Facebook page or knowing your friend's password."
Maybe the friend does not go on FB that often? Even if the friend knew, it is still wrong to make the mother think that the friend is suggesting it and not Op. And getting into the habit of lying about who you are, using other people's identity to get a party, and such... obviously Op has some personality issues that make other people not want to come to her party. Personally, if someone lied to me to get a party, or even thought to use my FB for their own gain... I would not be talking to that person.
You do seem pretty needy. Hacking into a friends email to try to get someone to set up a party for you.