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post #41 of 223 (permalink) Old 15-06-2016, 16:42
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Apparently according to this.................
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

I have had my Linkdin and Adobe passwords compromised.

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I can't remember my password so how do I change it ?

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Heya all,

Ping me with you have any questions, we have all hands on deck right now network and company wide so we might be slow to respond.

You will get and email or notice when we que up to update your password.

Note this is a third party vendor that got hacked not us, they exploited the plugin to gain access to the info, legal is on it.

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If you are concerned that your user name or email address has been compromised then you can put it into this site and find out. https://haveibeenpwned.com/

VS should have told all its users about this. It happened in February according to the report.
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The thing is though that is exactly what most people do (use the same password). So really its not the fact that its only a forum thats a problem. It is the fact that if you have used the same password on here that you use for more important sites that could now be compromised.

It happens more often than you think. What I would like an explanation for though is if the report is true and all this was known in February why has it been kept a secret?
Heya guys,

Note this was a third party plugin that got hacked and plenty of other sites and networks have been hit also. We are just the largest so that is why we made the news.

This has all just came to light within the last 48-72 hours and the vendor did not make us aware of the security breach on their end.

We are taking the proper steps to ensure security and safety on all our sites and for the members.

@barryd - you are correct a lot of people use the same password for multiple sites from forums to banking so that is the real issue for users to be aware of best practices for passwords.

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Might I ask though seeing as you are the knowing one on this, how many personal passwords do you have in total, what formula are they and how do you recall them when needed, please don't say you write them down, not taking the Mickey, I'd really like to know.
I have 134 passwords for normal, non-vital websites (like this one), I have several high security ones for on-line financial sites (banking, Caxton, etc) and a handful of medium security ones for access to non-vital hardware (laptop, servers, RaspberryPi, etc).

Formulas vary depending on level of security - very short term, one-shot passwords for some sites will be the same - shock, horror! Sites that hold a little more data will be more complex along one general theme. Very secure passwords use the format of the initial letters of a memorable sentence that includes numbers and symbols - e.g. "This is the 45th post in this thread" could become "Tit45p!tt".

OK, I won't tell you that I write them down, since you don't want to know But, yes, they are kept in various secure files in various secure locations. And guess what, the passwords to unencrypt those files are the same and the only password I must keep in my head - although other oft-used ones are in there too.

Oh, and for simplicity ALL my passwords are Pa$$w0rd

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Well according to the pwnd website linked earlier my main email address and username has not been compromised. My hotmail account was in 2014 and that was when Avast got hacked apparently. The thing is though with security getting ever tighter banks etc (important stuff) usually has more than one level. Its never just a password these days. There is usually memorable information and random numbers sometimes generated by a key fob thingy or card to enter. Even Vodafone send me a text now with a code every time I login to check my bills.

I wont lose too much sleep over it. Your generally covered if your account gets emptied anyway.


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Apparently according to this.................
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

I have had my Linkdin and Adobe passwords compromised.

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Search for sites for me. not aware i use a password for that though confused.com unless it is C&CC or CC
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I have just read the following thread

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/17-...d-changes.html

I cannot respond on there.

It says I will get a new temporary password and I can change it.

It also says that this does not affect the access to the Home Page. Which Home page? And if I can get to the Home Page via my old password, surely then I can get to anywhere else from there, so why do I need a new password.

Are you guys going crazy or am I? or are you driving us crazy? This is a multi-choice question.

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Admin

I have just read the following thread

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/17-...d-changes.html

I cannot respond on there.

It says I will get a new temporary password and I can change it.

It also says that this does not affect the access to the Home Page. Which Home page? And if I can get to the Home Page via my old password, surely then I can get to anywhere else from there, so why do I need a new password.

Are you guys going crazy or am I? or are you driving us crazy? This is a multi-choice question.

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I took it to mean the old forum pages Geoff. I doubt anyone uses them anymore, there is nothing up to date there sadly.


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I took it to mean the old forum pages Geoff. I doubt anyone uses them anymore, there is nothing up to date there sadly.
I use it to get to Members' list.

Once there one can go to the new pages.

What are they trying to achieve saying one needs a new password, but that it does not affect the Home Page?

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