and someone sniffed out my password... fortunately it's extremely old and outdated and I only use it here, but even so - something happened to the forums the other day (it was down) and now all of the sudden I get an extortion e-mail from random schmuck thinking he can Nigeria-prince some money off of me by telling me he's got mah password (and webcam filming me, yadda-yadda-yadda) - either which way; the password, he did have and I would urge everyone to make certain that yours weren't compromised.
---QUOTATION--- the password, he did have
Did he show it to you?
he did indeed show it to me - alongside with the 'threat' (it was at the top of the e-mail)
I noticed during the weekend, as I tried to log on GSC Game World, that there was no threads visible, etc. - and a bunch of numbers (in red) stating "2006" in descending order on the page, etc. - which is why I'm making the assumption that it was the forum (that and the fact that I don't use that password anywhere else)
Well, it happened to me too... but the server has issues. I managed to reset password only by a different device. In my pc it was impossible to reset it. And then issue was solved by reset password from a other device.
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I was warned by several of the credit monitoring services I use, maybe a year or more ago that several of my old passwords were compromised. I had changed them all except for here that was still using my old one. After this post I went ahead and changed it. Luckily no breach of security.
Same here I've been lucky & had no issues but I do use a one off password here. I also spend around £45 a year for Norton Internet security, I'm relatively new to the internet first coming online around the same time I joined GSC, at the time I knew nothing about the risks online, It's lucky I went with Norton as my inexperience has tripped me up many times when Norton chimed in & saved the day.
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