Monday, 6 September 2010

Steal your buddy's MSN display pic

I don't know how well this works but it worked well for me... Extra note that I'm using msgplus addon on my windows live so I am not sure about the native Windows live messenger. Anyway I thought it would be worth sharing here.

I was actually looking for the malware that apparently was running from the temporary folder of my computer. So I went to the temporary folder by typing


There I found the folder MessengerCache and then to kill my curiosity, I browsed inside the folder and found some files with their name in base64 encoded format(probably) like:


I then opened one of these files in notepad++ and found the starting of the file containing


which is something like header for the GIF images. Immediately I renamed the file into .gif and when I viewed it, I found it to be display pic of one of the friends in my buddy list. I hope you got me... This is something like stealing buddy's display pic. Have fun. :)