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Ben

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Sun 24 Jan 10 17:00


This problem has continued, with more people emailing me complaining that their account is being hacked.

To combat this, I've added a simple mechanism to the login form that will hopefully slow the hackers down. When logging in, you'll be forced to answer a question. For humans it's easy but for machines it'll be much more difficult.

If anybody has any problems getting past this, please email me: web @ corvetteclub.org.uk


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Ben

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Sun 31 Jan 10 19:08


I've been monitoring the failures for the last week or so to watch what these hackers are doing. It seems that if your password is either the same as your username or just the word 'password' then your account will be hacked soon! You've been warned! No No No

I suspect that all an attacker would be able to do if he cracked your password is post random weird stuff in the forums using your name. If it happens to Genghis we might not even realise. But if you use the same password on other websites then it might not just be this one you have to worry about...


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jotto

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Sun 31 Jan 10 20:16


Ben wrote (View Post):If it happens to Genghis we might not even realise. Rofl


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TexasVette

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Fri 19 Feb 10 13:25

Re: Site hacking attempts and passwords Message Icon


Hi Guys
Just to advise, even though I have spam filters, etc etc I still had major problems Surprised Censored . Have now closed down my hotmail account, never opened spam mail , guess I must have done unintentionally, damned hackers have totalled my computer Censored , its in the IT hospital at moment. It appears I sent messages to everyone I know, about *** ( nope I dont need it), intros to Russian women ( nope i dont need them ) Enlargement of certain parts of my anatomy ( no comment !!)
Anyone who needs to contact me please call the tel number in the CCCUK Magazine. Will be setting up a new hotmail account soon.


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jotto

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Fri 13 Aug 10 06:33

Re: Site hacking attempts and passwords


Troll alert! Ben you have PM!


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chevykevv

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Fri 13 Aug 10 07:08

Re: Site hacking attempts and passwords


Removed Thumbs up


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Gone over to the dark side.

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Ben

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Fri 13 Aug 10 07:58


Thanks Kevv. Did either of you catch the username? I'll delete the muppet.


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chevykevv

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Fri 13 Aug 10 08:38

Re: Site hacking attempts and passwords


No sorry Ben, but it's one of 4 users, if he comes on here again I'll get it.



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Ben

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Mon 06 Jan 14 08:55


Simon (vetteweekend) has had a couple of reports about this happening again, with users getting notification that someone has tried to access their account. I still don't know why hackers would try and do this, but I'm posting this to remind everybody to choose a secure password. Dancing


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"A stiff upper lip is always well dressed when accompanied by mountains of torque and an indomitable will." -unsprung

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C6NL

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Mon 06 Jan 14 10:14

Re: Site hacking attempts and passwords


Here is a test to show you how secure your password is Thumbs up
https://howsecureismypassword.net/
For instance:

chairman = 52 seconds
chairperson = 10 days

Fred


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