You are dating yourself Mole...CompuServe, those were the days, 14.4K download speeds over a paid dialup
last time I searched my CompuServe came back to me, I hardly appear on the internet maybe 20 pages from my emails and real name (many of the same name that helps hide me) Aaron A Aardvark. Work imposes different log ons which is Royal pain in the butt, outside work I maintain about 10, over different styles of account, and I still have to have it written down somewhere (and thank firefox), really annoys me when my password is rejected as its too strong and a website can't accept it.You are dating yourself Mole...
I had strong(ish) passwords even back in the days of 150 baud modems on Vic-20s (and Dec100 dumb terminals) when I perused the BBS'.
I still hold that I feel no worry that someone will hack my forum password (which actually passes many password strength tests., as it is only used in low-security environments that contains data that can be found If you simply google my name or username...
I'm not so smart, so I'm curious. That article is about the forum server being hacked. When the server was hacked, they gained access to forum member information. If that is correct, what is the difference what your password is, they are going to find it, right?
Maybe. Good hackers leave software to harvest ongoing info. It's a pretty low risk site info wise but all the data should be encrypted on the server. Never hurts to change passwords once in a while. That change doesn't have to be drastic either, just different. Unless you're a valuable target, hackers move on pretty quickly to low hanging fruit. They generally don't check if you capitalized a different letter or added a number at the end or something. Good the intrusion was detected.they would have discovered your existing password. One assumes that the hackers have left the building, so your new password will be safe.
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Contact an Admin/Supermod and ask to have the email removed. We don't delete accounts but to prevent users from spamming our emails and being blocked again, we just remove the emails.BTW, how many of you have accounts on forums you have not been on in years? I have never been able to figure out how to close a forum account. So I have passwords out there on forums I'm sure I don't even know I signed up on.
ADMINISTRATOR....can you tell us how to close an account? I looked everywhere I could think of on this forum and don't see how to do it. Do they get automatically closed after some period of rime of inactivity?
I'm actually guessing forums don't want us to be able to so they can show advertisers an inflated number of forum members.
That right there is the real problem. I could care less if someone can access my info or log on as me on this site or any other forum I use. Most of the info they could steal from here is easily found anyway. I know for a fact the userid/pw combo I use here has been stolen a half dozen times from around the web. I don't worry because the only places I use it are worthless to hackers and it's an absolute certainty hackers are going to get in and steal the user information from places like this. There is no way I would trust a forum, even a huge site like this one runs under, to be remotely secure. Even if someone picked my user out of the 45 million they stole and researched everything here it wouldn't help them break into my "real" accounts.... The first thing that hackers do when they crack someone's password is to try it on other accounts - banking websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Just so you know, I got an e-mail yesterday changing my password on the Goldwing forum. Hard to believe we got our butt kicked by a Goldwing :surprise:For an actual followup of this issue, please read our site's press release: VerticalScope.com
There are some information that was not included in the article and it's better if you read the rest there.
Contact an Admin/Supermod and ask to have the email removed. We don't delete accounts but to prevent users from spamming our emails and being blocked again, we just remove the emails.
you'll be sent an email to change your password soon.