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Old 02-18-2015, 09:37 AM
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Illegal Logins / Failed Login Notification notification

We have been receiving a lot of attention coming our of China lately. It seems that spam bots have been trying to use brute force to try to crack our members passwords. If you have received a "Failed Login Notification email", then they have tried to hack your account. Please so not worry, the software is responding the way it should. If your password id a good password you have nothing to worry about- the vBulletin software and the 15 minute lockout prevents "brute force" attacks from being successful.

They are probably trying the 5 most common password such as:

1) your username
2) password
3) 1234
4) 12345
5) 123456

If you password is any of the above (or close to it) you should change it to a real password ASAP.If you password is any of the above (or close to it) you should change it to a real password ASAP. Also if you receive any PM's that seem out of the ordinary, please do not open any links and report the PM so we can look into the problem. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:22 AM
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Mine is so vague I doubt they'd ever get to it...
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for the heads up :-) They'll go after anything.... !!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:37 PM
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I had a PM this morning from a banned member. Don't remember the name.
Had to do with earning quick money. I just threw the PM away instantly.

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Old 02-18-2015, 12:42 PM
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just had a pm from someone called Wildman with the same advert. Deleted it right away
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:44 PM
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Yes it appears that Wildman's account was hacked. Please disregard any PM from him for now.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:06 PM
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Now that you mention it I did get a message about someone failing to log in to my account 5 times about a week ago. They'll never get my password!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:16 PM
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Hi , I also have received a message this morning from - Wildman - message removed
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:41 PM
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Sometimes I have trouble thinking up some stronger passwords easy for me to remember. So what I do is use this website to generate several at once so I can either pick the easiest to remember or use one of them as a starting point to change letters, numbers or special characters into a password I can remember.


Security Guide for Windows - Random Password Generator
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:24 PM
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Dammit, you guessed both my passwords!
But I was smart...I just combined them to make a super tough password. "password1234567890"

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LOL seriously...
I have a buddy, who for years, has made up a new random password ,
off the top of his head, for every site he visits and joins.

He has never been able to log back into the same site twice.

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