Please be careful when helping people - page 2

When trying your utmost best to help the ones who ask for nclex help be careful, I have turn over kaplan username and password to someone on this forum and they had hacked into my computer, every... Read More

  1. by   tddowney
    Quote from Soon2BeRNKay31
    that's true, and the person still trying to get into my computer, my anti-trojan keeeps popping up when ever they try, they just won't give up, it's so scary, because I had used my credit cards online, and paymy bills online.
    If you haven't already done so, call your bank NOW and report what has happened to you. You may want to change account numbers, etc. to make sure this person cannot access your account info.

    Same with the credit cards, though you can do that by phone 2-7 and I presume you have.
  2. by   crb613
    I am so sorry this happened to you. I hope this person never passes the NCLEX :angryfire
  3. by   NaomieRN
    You should know better. NEVER SHARE YOUR PASSWORD AND USERNAME WITH ANYONE. This Day in age, YOU CANNOT TRUST ANYONE. I hope you learn from this mistake and NEVER do it again. Like above post stated, you violated the agreement with Kaplan. You thought you were helping someone, when infact you hurt yourself in the process. Make sure when you help someone next time, you do not hurt yourself in the process and also do not break agreement.
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Aug 14, '06
  4. by   RNKay31
    Quote from FutureNurse35
    You should know better. NEVER SHARE YOUR PASSWORD AND USERNAME WITH ANYONE. This Day in age, YOU CANNOT TRUST ANYONE. I hope you learn from this mistake and NEVER do it again. Like Suzanne, it was a violation of company agreement with you. You were also dishonest, by not following through with the agreement.
    No need for criticizing, if you had followed my post I admit what I did was not correct, think I have not learned my lesson, anyone with out sin please cast the first stone.
  5. by   zuzi
    I understand your frustation...more than you belive!
    I will tell my story...I start to prepare for Nclex exam since octobre 2005...I work also 8 hours per day and I have also a little children. In the launch time I preferrd to stay and make tests, 1 hour is important for me, in the morning I wake up early at 5 p.m to have 2 hours also to studies... I belive in my dream and I belive in american exam fairness. Sooo.... everthing was OK before a new emplyoees to be hired in our facility. After that start to be worst and worst....the computer password was been cracked, my email passwords also, a lot of my important data works and emails was deleted (passwords from CGFNS, coresspondence with hospitals from USA), my messenger adress book also.
    I try to discuss with somebody from our hospital.....everthing still to be the same....any changes
    I changed all passwords, but seems nothing can be happen.
    I hope that sombody will see waht is happen here....

    My advice:
    change all passwords, change your account, and the most important annonce the people who can help you, internet providers, IT system adminstration, and belive in TRUTH.
    Bad peoples are always.....belive in your good soul and in your self and finally the thruth will be the winner!

    A big hug from me, and if I can help you with everthing (my papers review or only with a good thing I wil do)
  6. by   flowerchick
    I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm sure all of us at some point in our lives, in one way or another, have justified doing something that wasn't 100% right in the spirit of having an even better outcome, (ie: helping another, having a good heart/spirit).
    Anyhow, that's not my point. I agree that you should contact your bank and credit cards and let them know that your online security has been compromised. That way they can do whatever it is they need to do to best protect your credit/financial info.
  7. by   RNKay31
    Quote from flowerchick
    I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm sure all of us at some point in our lives, in one way or another, have justified doing something that wasn't 100% right in the spirit of having an even better outcome, (ie: helping another, having a good heart/spirit).
    Anyhow, that's not my point. I agree that you should contact your bank and credit cards and let them know that your online security has been compromised. That way they can do whatever it is they need to do to best protect your credit/financial info.
    Thank you all for all the good advice and encouragemnt, God bless.
  8. by   DolphinRN84
    That is awful!!! I hope you reported that person, and definitely get in touch with your bank, credit card company ASAP. It's such a shame for someone to take advantage of a kind-hearted person just like you. We all make mistakes, and now in the future, you will be wiser. I hope everything works out. :icon_hug:
  9. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Tough words, Suzanne, but those were my sentiments exactly. I hope that students stay kind and helpful when they enter the work world but as professionals, everyone needs to know where to draw the line and when to say 'no' and it starts in nursing school (where I have seen rampant cheating). In the real nursing world, you will be asked MANY times to do 'iffy' things (help clock in a friend, help a nurse cover a mistake, perform tasks you are not legally allowed to do, etc). If you can't say no when you need to, you will get eaten alive out there and it could cost you your job. This was obviously a painful lesson for the originator of this thread, and yet I do think she was just trying to be kind-hearted (why else admit what she did and post it here to warn others?). Let others students paying for Kaplan beware of those who want to use their services for free! Remember...YOU paid, why shouldn't OTHERS? (and now a whole 'chain' of users are using Kaplan services free for while- doesn't that just annoy the heck out of those of you who paid??)
  10. by   shock-me-sane
    i don't see the connection between the kaplan password and someone hacking into your computer...
    can anyone help me out in understanding this?
  11. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    I don't see that connection either. The only thing I can think of is if her password and/or login was one she also uses for other things and someone figured that out. Otherwise, in theory, the only problem she should be having, that would be related to several others using her password & login for Kaplan's program at the same time, would be with Kaplan's program.
  12. by   zuzi
    The problem is that if she send her Kaplan password from her computer and if she didn't have firewall or other protection program can be happen that the "bad person" enter in her PC on some of her computer open ports and monitor almost everthing that is happen in her PC (also will know her new changed password). So she can change thousand of time her password wil not help her at all.
    May be seems to be like in X-Files but it is real thruth.

    Best think: put a good firewall, Norton is the best.
    If you want to help some one, "teach him how to fish, not give him fishes".
  13. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Quote from zuzi
    The problem is that if she send her Kaplan password from her computer and if she didn't have firewall or other protection program...".
    Well...this seems to have evolved into a computer type of discussion, which is not a bad thing considering all the actual computer problems poor Soon2Be is having. I have Windows XP and it automatically has a firewall built in. My most helpful suggestion for Soon2Be is to take her computer to someone reputable- or a trusted friend who really is knowledgeable about computers- and have it checked out for viruses/spyware etc to get to root of the current problem. In trying to figure out how to be helpful to her I'd suggest that she first find out what really is going on in her computer (because no point in changing passwords.etc until you resolve the underlying problem; if your computer's security is compromised, there will be access to changing passwords as well). It sounds like the root cause of all her computer problems, or whether a genuine security risk exists at present, is still not really known. Could be a virus, could be spyware...could be not too serious at all...who knows?

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