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@613 - Did you get an email with a temporary password? The forum sent temporary passwords to everyone to "force" a password reset. If you didn't get it, check your spam folder maybe? Was your email address on the forum setting correct (maybe check your previous email address?)?

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It's only paranoia if they aren't out to get you. Thieves and critters certainly are out to get you. Don't be the low hanging fruit. You will get picked. If you make it slightly more difficult they will pick other fruit from the lower branches...

If you don't want to remember the password use Lastpass or some other encrypted vault password manager. You could also make a password book for low security passwords like forums that don't give someone access to your money.

One way around getting hacked as easily would be to implement Multi-factor-authentication or OATH codes. You enter your username and the password with the MFA 2FA code appended. The OATH half of your password changes every 30 seconds or so and is based off a seed and time.
I boot from a secure Linux Distro on a USB stick or CD when I do banking.http://lifehacker.com/linux-security...qub-1658139404
Locking down the admin accounts with this technology is a real good idea even if it isn't extended as an option to the user level accounts. It makes the boards harder to hack.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=309138


If you're a luddite you can recieve two factor auth codes via text message. For these forums this is probably the easiest to implement.

Lots of people carry a smartphone. You can use the commercial Symantec Verisign multifactor code generator app for evilbay, paypal and others... The popular open source alternative is Google Authenticator or Yubico Authenticator... they are interchangeable.

What's the difference? Google stores the code seeds on your phone or other device so they can be snarfed by malware. Yubico authenticator stores the code seeds on your Yubikey NEO NFC/USB Device in encrypted form off the phone so if your phone or laptop is stolen the critters don't have access to the seeds and you don't need to regenerate fresh seeds on a new phone. You install the app on the new phone and turn on NFC. Yubico also has a Windows USB, MAC OSX USB app that can read the seeds over USB and generate your multifactor codes on your PC again without storing the seeds on the PC.

I use multifactor on my Google, evilbay, paypal, Citrix VPN, Dropbox, Amazon, Amazon-AWS, Facebook, Hotmail, Yahoo, Github, several VPN servers, ...

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I keep hearing about LastPass, but the irony is that they got hacked. As I said, if someone wants to get into something they will. The difference is that they can't do much by accessing a user account on here other than post under your name.

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I don't think that anyone is worried about what will happen if they get into your account here. What people are worried about is a hacker getting ahold of your password - and then using that password to get into other, more critical sites. A lot of people use the same password on many sites. Yes, you can (and really should) use a different password on different sites, but then you still need a password manager to keep them all straight.

No simple solution. Like mentioned above, generally, more complex passwords do help.

That being said, I'm certainly not going to use multi-factor-authentication methods for my personal accounts or boot from a Linux boot-disk just to do my banking. :-) Now *that* is inconvenient!

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JT: yes it's the same email account but I still didn't get am email. Nothing in the spam either.
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@613

I just sent an email to the address on your 613 SS account.

The email address starts with a k.

Please confirm that you have received it and that your email address is set up at the correct one.

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I keep hearing about LastPass, but the irony is that they got hacked. As I said, if someone wants to get into something they will. The difference is that they can't do much by accessing a user account on here other than post under your name.
Hack of cloud-based LastPass exposes hashed master passwords | Ars Technica

You don't use Lastpass for stuff you actually care about. That's why I said low security. I don't store banking or VPN passwords on Lastpass. The way they have the passwords encrypted makes it extremely unlikely the critters will get to the information they want anyway.

Use a printed Grid cipher for your important passwords. If you're truly paranoid you can use one printed on both sides. You can use a card like this for several hundred passwords. Your PasswordCard

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That being said, I'm certainly not going to use multi-factor-authentication methods for my personal accounts or boot from a Linux boot-disk just to do my banking. :-) Now *that* is inconvenient!
It's risk management. Everyone has to make a choice on how much convenience they will trade to be a bit more secure. I thank you in advance for volunteering to be the low hanging fruit. I'll stay on the higher branches.

I have an old beat up laptop with a dead HDD that boots LPS from a memory stick along with a KVM switch for my banking sessions.
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The funny part is that in all of my years, I had "fraud" issues once - and it was from a credit card that I used in a brick-and-mortar store (I know this because it was a new credit card that I only used once!). :-)

At the end of the day, the biggest risk is from how others manage your data, not what passwords you use to pay a bill online (for example). Hackers generally go after the large databases of info - not hacking a single account.

Unless, of course, you also don't use credit cards at retail locations...

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hey all,

let us know if you need any further assistance. we will be around.

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This site was being warned last year about malware: https://www.impalaforums.com/impala-f...4-malware.html
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How do you reset your password
going into your UserCP. there is an option in there to change your password. cheers!

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Pain in the ass these new passwords I guess that is the price we pay for living in an online world.
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