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Account Hackers

Postby Omphalos » 11 Feb 2011 00:57

I've heard from several board members today - users, mods and admins alike - that when they try to log in they are advised that they have exceeded their maximum number of login attempts. This means that some nefarious shit munching hackers have been busy trying to find an account with lax password complexity. There are a few things we can do to try to combat this, but perhaps the first thing we should each do is make sure that the passwords we use are sufficiently complex. Mine has lower case, upper case, numbers and other characters in it. Does yours?

Now, that being said, lets not all charge out and change our passwords if they are sufficiently complex. Freak and I have to reapprove anyone who does change their password. So please don't do it if it's secure enough.

Thanks all. Let's all be careful out there.

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Re: Account Hackers

Postby lotek » 11 Feb 2011 08:00

mine's good
And I haven't seen any such activity on my account

Thanks for the warning though !
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Serkanner » 11 Feb 2011 08:09

Same here, fortunately.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Hunchback Jack » 11 Feb 2011 08:24

Someone tried mine over on T(A)U.

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Postby SandChigger » 11 Feb 2011 15:31

I changed mine just to be safe (hadn't changed it in a while).

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Postby Freakzilla » 11 Feb 2011 15:50

I probably should, too.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Freakzilla » 11 Feb 2011 15:53

Looks like they tried it with mine, too. I had to identify a kitten.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Tleszer » 11 Feb 2011 16:21

Same here. Changed it this morning.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Feb 2011 16:26

I had this issue, wasn't sure what had caused it. I'll look at changing mine later, it's not very complex at all.
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Postby Eyes High » 11 Feb 2011 20:20

Well that answered the question I was going to ask. I got the same message but this was the first time I had signed on today. I think my password is safe. It contains a mix of # & letters both small and upper case but I have it saved on my cellphone so I wouldn't have to type it in each time (the screen can be small) should I change it and not save the new one on my cell?
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Mr. Teg » 13 Feb 2011 17:01

Me too.

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Postby SandChigger » 13 Feb 2011 18:25

(Fun but unwarranted speculation. :roll: ;) )

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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Omphalos » 13 Feb 2011 21:51

Should be OK Eyes

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Postby Serkanner » 14 Feb 2011 04:15

It has been my turn apparently and I had to answer the super secret kitty question. I will request a new password to be on the safe side. My current one is not very good.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Freakzilla » 15 Feb 2011 18:35

Again
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby D Pope » 15 Feb 2011 18:42

No kittens yet but changed mine anyway.
Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Nekhrun » 15 Feb 2011 19:01

D Pope wrote:No kittens yet but changed mine anyway.

Same here. It's such a good password now that only Google Chrome knows what it is.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby inhuien » 26 Feb 2011 10:06

It looks like the hackers are back in town, I just got the kittypics
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby SandChigger » 26 Feb 2011 13:57

The Talos account, too, so I beefed up the password.

(That's right, the password is now "beefbeefbeef" :P )

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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Tleszer » 26 Feb 2011 14:03

Well, at least now I know where the beef is. :mrgreen:
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby SandChigger » 26 Feb 2011 14:38

And you just stay away from that beef, boyo! :twisted:

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Re: Account Hackers

Postby D Pope » 27 Feb 2011 01:09

Tleszer wrote:Well, at least now I know where the beef is. :mrgreen:

Now that's been a long time coming.
How long have you been sitting on that one, waiting for just the right time? :P
Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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Re: Account Hackers

Postby Tleszer » 27 Feb 2011 08:32

A long time! :roll:
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