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mromero
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The O.C.
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Use MacRumors? CHANGE your password NOW

»arstechnica.com/security/2013/11 ··· 0-users/

Hack of MacRumors forums exposes password data for 860,000 users


Cody
Bob Vance, VR
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Spokane, WA
Good to know - my paypal was hacked a couple days ago and had the same password; I wonder if this was related!
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pcdebb
RIP lil hurricane
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Brandon, FL
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reply to mromero
thanks!


pcdebb
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reply to Cody
said by Cody:

Good to know - my paypal was hacked a couple days ago and had the same password; I wonder if this was related!

my paypal has a different password, but I did get an email yesterday about updating my card info? something about my card is about to expire (next year) and to update the info. I never clicked any links in it.

Okay, it's referencing a card ending in a number I dont have. Nice phish attempt! Better check my account.
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haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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reply to mromero
Thanks...and thank you iCloud Keychain, now my changes will automatically be available on each device...since I use a common PW at forums I have to change a bunch of them (I know...this is not a good idea).

Tip...you can look up your user name in Safari to find out the web sites where you use a specific user name if you need to change yours


darcilicious
Cyber Librarian
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Forest Grove, OR
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reply to Cody
said by Cody:

Good to know - my paypal was hacked a couple days ago and had the same password; I wonder if this was related!

I gotta ask, why isn't your paypal password unique to paypal?? (or is it now? )
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haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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Today, for the first time, I let Safari suggest a secure password. Problem is, on some? all? sites, you can't copy the password, nor will Safari generate the same password into the confirmation box (it suggests a new one).
So the only way to confirm it is to type it out (not fun, especially in iOS).


Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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Sounds like a bug.. Were you on iOS at the time? I seem to remember using the generated password at some point on OS X and it filled in both boxes.
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Mike
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Pittsburgh, PA
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reply to mromero
There is no such thing as data security.

Say it with me now;

There is no such thing as data security.


haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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reply to Thinkdiff
said by Thinkdiff:

Sounds like a bug.. Were you on iOS at the time? ...

OS X. I'll double check again tonight.


norbert26
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Warwick, RI
reply to mromero
thanks for the heads up i did have an account there changed it.


linicx
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reply to Mike
said by Mike:

There is no such thing as data security.

Say it with me now;

There is no such thing as data security.

There is no such thing as data security. Put it on your thumb drive and stick it in your pocket. Now it's secure until you wash it.
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AppleGuy
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Canada
reply to mromero
Well...damn..for those places I always use my 'non-financial and non-social networking' password. So if any weird crap shows up here from me, it wasn't me. I am concerned about my corp password, which needs to be changed..right now.


Mike
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reply to linicx
Until you lose it


linicx
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United State
Yes, or wash it, or throw it away. LOL An external drive works just as well as long as it is never online.
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Cody
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reply to darcilicious
said by darcilicious:

said by Cody:

Good to know - my paypal was hacked a couple days ago and had the same password; I wonder if this was related!

I gotta ask, why isn't your paypal password unique to paypal?? (or is it now? )

I hadn't even used paypal in probably 2 years, but I woke up a decent chunk of change poorer. I'm much better about using individualized PWs these days
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haroldo

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united state
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reply to AppleGuy
Thanks to safari/ preferences/passwords, I easily found out that I used the same combination at 15 forums/sites.
Took a half hour to change them all.
Nuisance, but not a big deal


PhoenixDown
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reply to mromero
I am hearing that hackers breached the servers for vbulletin.com and had full access to the database and anything else on that server and this vis-a-vis ultimately led to how MacRumors was hacked.
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Thinkdiff
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Bronx, NY
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reply to haroldo
said by haroldo:

Today, for the first time, I let Safari suggest a secure password. Problem is, on some? all? sites, you can't copy the password, nor will Safari generate the same password into the confirmation box (it suggests a new one).
So the only way to confirm it is to type it out (not fun, especially in iOS).

Just by chance, I was opening a new account on a site last night on Mavericks. I let Safari auto-fill the suggested password and it filled in both the first and confirmation password fields.

Then on first login to the site, it correctly filled in my email address and password. Worked perfectly.
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Count Zero
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Yes I've used it a few places very effectively. I wonder if it was a bug unique to something about that site?