bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

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blacktupelo
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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby blacktupelo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Last time the attacker struck I used 1Password to generate a random 25 character password. That should occupy a bit of time to crack. What a jerk he is. :annoyed
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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby Cosmo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:28 pm

You can preach all you want here and tell people to use strong passwords but unfortunately, the hijackings are occurring with folks with the weak passwords who are infrequent posters -and are not reading our advice/pleas.

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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby Confused » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:35 pm

Sorry, hacker, you can't get rid of me that easily.

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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby SSSS » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:37 pm

blacktupelo wrote:Last time the attacker struck I used 1Password to generate a random 25 character password.


I use LastPass and am extremely happy with it. I can't believe I ever lived without it.

https://lastpass.com/

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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby Mudpuppy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:51 pm

What a horrible way to start Valentine's Day for our forum admins. Something about this day seems to bring out both the lovers and the haters. I'd send some electronic chocolate to the forum admins if there were such an emoticon, but there isn't, so imagine this emoticon is a cup of cocoa to soothe another forum headache caused by this spammer: :beer

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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby ol_pops » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:10 pm

Old joke:
Use "invalid" as your password. That way, when you misstype it, you will be prompted: "Your password is invalid"

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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby crowd79 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:21 pm

Just another reason to always change passwords frequently, no matter the account.

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Re: bogleheads.org attacked - some accounts hijacked

Postby cjackson0 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:18 am

crowd79 wrote:Just another reason to always change passwords frequently, no matter the account.


I think strong passwords are more important than frequently changing them. Frequently changing multiple passwords usually leads people to keep the latest and greatest as a post-it note on their desk.
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