Social Networking sites was of great curiosity to me in starting when I had joined it.. way back in 2004. I had joined college and got invite from a friend to join orkut.
I joined it and found it to be very interesting. Initially especially 2-3 months I used to spend lot of time on orkut.. exploring all the features of it. Joined many communities. The communities grew to thousand to thousands to lakh.
Seeing the size of the community on orkut Inspired if “What If i have this community ?” In Late 2005 I started working on some technique in getting the communities. I came with a easy solution –> Phishing. Its illegal I know. Orkut security being quite weak back then (no mods no notification on community transfer,etc..).
From End of 2005-2006. Around 1000 communities where hacked , not to mention the thousands of profile credentials. The technique made my used was spreading like virus. There was strong action taken by orkut and I did lost many communities but managed to retain back till now By the end of 2006 I stopped doing this as there could be lot of legal issue arising.
What i did was just 1 %. There where gurus who used Nukes,DB INjection etc to hack communities. I never did R&D on this and left this as the communities did not mean so much afterall.
I was right back then, Orkut is dead. People have migrated to FB as I had predicted in 2007.
It was all curiosity that made me do so.
It all started almost 10 years back.. I was in class 11th (2001). My dad had bought me a brand new computer for me on 19th May 2001(will never forget it). I as super excited as I was going to have my own personal computer. I used to go friends house, dad’s office.. Now I will have right on my computer table at home.
Did everything I had thought of. All programs were coded, that I had thought of. GWBASIC n C++ at time.
After 2-3 months curiosity of internet grew in me.i did not have Net connection. The computer dealer came back installed MODEM (56 kbps) the old one which used to make sound (kreeen.. khookreeen.. connected). Now i needed a username and password to connect. Luckily my dad arranged some password from office. The bill that month came 3500. I still remember. Slowly i reduced the time and bill was normal soon.
Soon the password expired and I needed a new username and password to connect. With VSNL CD not available in Shaktinagar. I had to find ans alternate way. After lot of R&D I found an easy Way
The PCO shop which offered Internet at Rs 80/- per hour used some username and password. I went with a floppy and a password breaker (a simple software which could show the password written in in *****)
Logged in for 15 mins, paid Rs 20 and got the password.. yaayy..
Thanks to Anirudh/Prabhash for accompanying me most of the time. This was solution for the internet till I was at home 2004.
So curiosity it all was..