!!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Accensus » Wed May 25, 2016 8:11 am

99% of trolling in a nutshell. It's all trollbait.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Caligari87 » Wed May 25, 2016 8:21 am

Aaaaannnd now I'm at work trying not to laugh like an idiot.

8-)
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby chronoteeth » Wed May 25, 2016 10:49 am

it is a bit weird that this stuff was happening shortly after that guy was being a creep to coraline, complained in every thread about BD compat, and harassed 3dge creators
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby wildweasel » Wed May 25, 2016 10:52 am

chronoteeth wrote:it is a bit weird that this stuff was happening shortly after that guy was being a creep to coraline, complained in every thread about BD compat, and harassed 3dge creators

It was happening before, actually. We started getting the "too many login attempts" messages not long before "Extropist" started whining in the Hideous Destructor thread. The guy in the 3DGE thread was most likely the same guy, too.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Extropist » Wed May 25, 2016 11:11 am

wildweasel wrote:It was happening before, actually. We started getting the "too many login attempts" messages not long before "Extropist" started whining in the Hideous Destructor thread.


Well, the fellow who hijacked my account, at any rate. Judging by that thread and the subsequent trolling, mine wasn't the only account that got hacked.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Spiffycat » Wed May 25, 2016 11:25 am

I don't visit the forums often, but as soon as I saw this I logged on and saw that someone tried to log in to my account several times until the CAPTCHA prompt.
Thanks for the warning, dude. Also, like suggested before, get a long, complicated or randomly generated password and secure it in a password vault like KeePass.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Darsycho » Wed May 25, 2016 11:28 am

I changed my password too. Geez, this must be headache inducing for the moderators.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby wildweasel » Wed May 25, 2016 11:33 am

Darsycho wrote:I changed my password too. Geez, this must be headache inducing for the moderators.

That's putting it lightly. At least I get to bust out my considerable lexicon of witty "see you later" messages, though. =P
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby shotfan » Wed May 25, 2016 1:38 pm

Changed my password. I am not going to access my account from tomorrow until May 29th, so if anybody posts under my name till then, just assume I got hacked.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Ethril » Wed May 25, 2016 2:26 pm

while we're having this discussion, i just want to state, for the record, that "being tricked into giving away your password" is not the same thing as "being hacked". if THAT happens, it's your own damn fault. :P
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby NeuralStunner » Wed May 25, 2016 2:53 pm

That's even better than the Alt+F4 trick. :P
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Big C » Wed May 25, 2016 3:28 pm

NeuralStunner wrote:
That's even better than the Alt+F4 trick. :P


"Have you tried deleting your system32 directory?" :P
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Dr_Cosmobyte » Wed May 25, 2016 4:38 pm

Had to do the captcha thing :(

Man, my password has lots of numbers and letters. Gotta change it.
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby DoomRater » Wed May 25, 2016 5:52 pm

Went to look up the XKCD comic on Password Strength before realizing it was already linked. Very good!
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Re: !!ATTENTION!! - Please Secure Your Passwords!

Postby Graf Zahl » Thu May 26, 2016 5:02 am

Numbers and capital letters are highly overrated. Aside from some random sequence of characters, the best password is still some phrase that only has meaning to you. Such a password is impossible to guess and a brute force algorithm can only succeed if the website this is on has no means of protection against bogus login attempts. Most websites these days block further logins after a number of failed attempts so that brute-forcing the way in is not really possible unless the actual password is something really, really dumb.
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