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somebody is trying to hack my account

Post by DrWonko » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:49 pm

If something was posted by me over the last 2 hours, it wasn't from me!

Changing password, et al!
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Re: somebody is trying to hack my account

Post by xxxxx » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:01 am

Hmm, this is pretty concerning. Did you have a strong password? Did you use this password for other email or other sites?

Sometimes a sites database gets hacked and then badly hashed passwords get brute-forced. If your email is in their database and you use the same password for that, they have access to you email as well. If you use this now old password on your email you should change it immediately with a new strong password that you don't use anywhere else.

Also confirm your restore data for that email, sometimes they change the recovery email to their own email.

With this link you can check your email against a list of hacked sites.
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Keep in mind though that this link only keeps track of 'big' hacks if a small forum gets hacked by a person it won't show up in the pwned list. And unfortunately many of the niche forums aren't protected very well or don't even use encryption (the green padlock on the left of the web address)

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Re: somebody is trying to hack my account

Post by DrWonko » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:57 pm

Thank you for the 411 on this! Very helpful. Didn't show up on the site, but I changed all necessary info.
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Re: somebody is trying to hack my account

Post by xxxxx » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:02 am

I'm glad I could help :D
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