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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:44 am 
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Hi,

I received the following message this morning;

"Mark,
I think it would be a good idea to warn forum users that someone maybe rifling through their accounts second-guessing their passwords based on The Italian Job film characters and locations, props, etc, etc... Two of my personal accounts have been compromised in the past two days and both were using TIJ related passwords. When you think about it, it's an obvious place to start hacking."

I would suggest that if the password you have chosen is something obvious you change it to something less obvious.

This can be done using the "User control panel" in the top right hand corner of the screen

Follow this procedure:

Click on - "User Control Panel", Top right hand corner of the screen
Click on - "Profile", (Left hand side)
Click on - "Edit account settings" (Left hand side)
Type new password into box marked "New Password"
Type new password into box marked "Confirm Password"
Click on "Submit"

Your new password will be activated by me within 24 hours (usually).

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:13 pm 
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I have used these in the past and a mate (who knows about these things) asked if he could tell me what he thought my passwords were (or nearly were) and he got two right within a minute's tapping away!
e.g. charliecroker, lordcroker, etc.... :shock: :shock:

A thief/hacker simply has to put himself in your frame of mind for a minute or two...and Bingo!
It's similar to hiding a front door key just in case you lock yourself out....DON'T!
All it takes is a couple of minutes standing with his back to the front door thinking and he'll find it eventually!

And if you use these sort of passwords for any other dare I say more important sites...change them quick!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Get into the habit of using numerals and special characters somewhere in your passwords. Reduces the possibility of a dictionary attack or guessing.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:37 am 
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At work we have passwords for every site I use every day, using ! or ? and odd characters helps.


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