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Discussion in 'Forum Rules!' started by Madbrush, Sep 12, 2012.


  1. Madbrush

    Madbrush Guest

    Important information for my buddies here on the forum and for that matter any other forum or internet situation where logging in is a requirement.

    Yesterday I received an E:Mail from the mods of one of my model building forum's.

    Apparently hackers have infiltrated the forum's members list and are able to find their respective passwords, although on a forum that is not too much of big deal.

    The real problem is that a lot of forum members use the same user name and password for all forums, youtube accounts, e mail addresses and internet banking, I admit to being guilty of this myself since it's easier to remember one password.

    In light of this e mail I thought it important to ask any of you who have done the same as me to correct this as soon as possible, I advise you to change your passwords and/or usernames such that your very personal accounts such as banks and email are not the same as your forum's passwords, since this is the main goal of the hackers.

    @Mitch and Cordyk, perhaps an automatic general e mail over this matter to all registered members since not everyone logs in.

    Sorry if this sounds a bit like scaremongering guys, but I'd like to keep this forum a safe environment for all of us.
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  2. JackEb

    JackEb Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Good on you for looking out for your extended family. Thanks for the heads up :)

    I've just remembered something I discovered ages ago about online security too... For those of you that use tapatalk on the mobile devices, go to the main tapatalk menu, go to 'settings' and turn off geotagging. For a long time it was on by defatted, which meant your location was visible. Not a good thing when we happily display things like workspaces and let it be known what equipment we have- global family is a great community but like all communities there are those that want what others have.

    EDIT: it seems the latest tapatalk have removed the geotagging thank goodness -but please check other forum apps for the hidden settings, its a huge security risk
    Stay safe
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  3. Graywolf

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    Thank you very much for watching out for things like that and letting us know.
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    RebelAir Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Its all good, I only go to porn sites that are virus free :)
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    airbrushingferret Air-Valve Autobot!

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    thanks for taking time on an impotent matter i use vastdiferance pas words
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    Thanks Madbrush.
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    Thanks for the information
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    never ever use same paswords change em up a bit lol
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    I see what you did thar...

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