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Hacker Alert!

Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Howdy,

So some Einstein hacker wannabe has decided he'd try to access my forum account.  

Just wanted to let ya'll know that you should reset your passwords - and please, do NOT use a password like "password" or your username, or anything like that.  

You should use a password which means something ONLY to you, should be a combination of lowercase & uppercase letters, as well as numbers, and it should be a pass "phrase" (meaning, instead of a word, like "hello", it should be something like "HAhybhIDfowua43" which means "Hello A$$hole hacker you better hope I Don't find out who u are").  

Anyway, this has been a friendly service announcement... 

BTW Tweeve, think you could access my acct that easily, eh???


Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee

Comments

  • How did you know that somebody tried hacking your user account?

    Gerhard
  • I got an email stating that I'd requested a password reset.  Because I know I didn't do that, someone else had to try to log into my account, then either requested the reset, or tried to guess my password so many times that it triggered a response from the admins.  

    Either way, it wasn't me who requested the reset.  If I were you all, I'd rather be safe than sorry & go ahead & reset your passwords as well.  
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • Good information.  I've reset.
    Flint, Michigan
  • Howdy,

    So some Einstein hacker wannabe has decided he'd try to access my forum account.  

    Just wanted to let ya'll know that you should reset your passwords - and please, do NOT use a password like "password" or your username, or anything like that.  

    You should use a password which means something ONLY to you, should be a combination of lowercase & uppercase letters, as well as numbers, and it should be a pass "phrase" (meaning, instead of a word, like "hello", it should be something like "HAhybhIDfowua43" which means "Hello A$$hole hacker you better hope I Don't find out who u are").  

    Anyway, this has been a friendly service announcement... 

    BTW Tweeve, think you could access my acct that easily, eh???



    Why do you think it was Tweev?
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,331
    You might want to keep an eye on your other accounts.  I can't imagine any financial gain in hacking a cooking forum.  That server should have pretty good security for what it is.  Consider you might have a key-logger on your system - where a hacker would get urls/usernames/passwords and they just filter the data, go through the list and take over accounts, hoping to find personal data. 

    Also, I'd check if the email for the pw reset is real.  That's a common fishing method.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,331
    If the server was hacked, we should see a pattern of users with the same problem.  Keep an eye out folks.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,331
    Figgured it out.  You don't get an email if someone has your PW and is logged in and changes it.  You only get an email if you aren't logged in and someone enters in your username (mine is nolaegghead) and requests a PW change.  Anyone can do that.  And unless they control the email your account is attached to, they're not gonna be able to change your pw. 

    So, HH, you apparently are a victim of someone effin' wif ya.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,331
    Now I'm realizing how drunk I am. :)  I didn't read your second post, HH. 

    I coded our company's web portal security.  Some of the best fun coding was creating obfuscated URLs for file security using regular old DES packages.  good times.  burp.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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