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Ragnar

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#1
All members are requested, in light of yesterday's hacking to change their passwords as soon as is convenient.

It may be overkill, and the forum was reverted to before the attack, but it would be unwise not to protect your account.
 

Melkor

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Will do mister operator suh!


Now!

When do the Celts march to war!

I'm all naked and painty and just itching to stab something!

*hops about like a crazed thing*
 

Anthile

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Hm, when I first entered the forum after it returned it told me to change my password, implying that it was too old. I assume not everyone got that?
 
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hm... i seem to be on a continual loop of being sent back to this thread.... i have to say (in response to earlier comments)---it is interesting, though.

now that i've logged in (with new password), i hope i can navigate away.
 

fullerene

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6 month warning? No, I've been here for like 2-3 years now and never seen that... might just be for mods/admins or something, since their passwords are more important.

Mine's changed, though.... thanks for the warning ragnar.
 

Tyria

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Thank you Ragnar. I've changed mine as well.
 

Xel

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Yeah...I renewed my password. I logged in when the forum was crazy. Should I be afraid?
 

Jennywocky

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#12
Did I miss more Crazy Fun Time on the forum? Darnit!
 
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My password is 12 random letters in no order.I dare someone to hack me.
 
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My password requires 6 mouse clicks and the F14 key.
 

Cogwulf

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My password requires 6 mouse clicks and the F14 key.
That's nothing, my password requires me to do three star-jumps, sing my address in French to the tune of Metallicas Master of Puppets, and then give myself the secret handshake.
 
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That's nothing, my password requires me to do three star-jumps, sing my address in French to the tune of Metallicas Master of Puppets, and then give myself the secret handshake.
lol

Reminds me of the Peter Panda dance from The Pacifier
 

Decaf

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If we REALLY want to improve security we can design a system that only accepts input from a microphone, so we have to sing our passwords in binary to log on. I'm sure the people around us will just think we're being nostalgic about dial-up.
 

sagewolf

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If we REALLY want to improve security we can design a system that only accepts input from a microphone, so we have to sing our passwords in binary to log on. I'm sure the people around us will just think we're being nostalgic about dial-up.
I propose this, with an option to recite said password in imabic pentameter for those who don't enjoy singing or are tone-deaf. Who doesn't love iambic pentameter?
 

sagewolf

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That esoteric jumble of letters and numbers you keyed into the box under the one right underneath your username before hitting the "remember me" box 26 months ago when you first joined. Rememember that? Apparently they can be stoled. :phear:
 

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I just got on here so I really don't have much to worry about.
 

Melkor

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I renewed mine!

You'll never guess it!

:D
 

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I'm new and was forced to view this thread first. Hello all.
 
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My password is 12 random letters in no order.I dare someone to hack me.
Well if there's 12 characters consisting of only letters (as opposed to numerical or other characters), then there is only 26^12 (95,428,956,661,682,176) different possible combinations. If you count upper and lower case separately, there is 52^12 (390,877,006,486,250,192,896) different possible combinations.

It would take about a year (according to my math) to crack the password if it's case insensitive and 3,024,025,746 (rounding up) were tried every second.
It would require 12,386,409,454,632 tries per second to crack the mixed case (and case sensitive) password in a year.
...but then again, it you could get it on the first try :rolleyes:

How I figured this (if anyone's interested):
(((26^12)/(24*365.242199))/60)/60
(((Possible Characters^Pass Length)/(Hours in day*avg Days in year))/Minutes per Hour)/Seconds per Minute
 
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Well if there's 12 characters consisting of only letters (as opposed to numerical or other characters), then there is only 26^12 (95,428,956,661,682,176) different possible combinations. If you count upper and lower case separately, there is 52^12 (390,877,006,486,250,192,896) different possible combinations.

It would take about a year (according to my math) to crack the password if it's case insensitive and 3,024,025,746 (rounding up) were tried every second.
It would require 12,386,409,454,632 tries per second to crack the mixed case (and case sensitive) password in a year.
...but then again, it you could get it on the first try :rolleyes:

How I figured this (if anyone's interested):
(((26^12)/(24*365.242199))/60)/60
(((Possible Characters^Pass Length)/(Hours in day*avg Days in year))/Minutes per Hour)/Seconds per Minute
Hehe, They didn't invent 'Folding@Home' for medical research xD
 

Architectonic

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#33
I'm not going to change my password. If my posts suddenly become eloquent, then you'll know my account has been hacked. :p
 

Claverhouse

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Natürlich...




[ On the other hand, I always change my password to any forum after registration and before proceeding. just because... ]




Claverhouse :phear:
 

Melkor

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because you're a paranoid freak?

FER' SHAME!

:p
 
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Truth be told, I don't even know my password. I have it on auto login. :D
 

Luzian

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I was unable to log in about an hour ago. I had to reset my password. Can an admin tell me why my password has changed?

Taking into account that I have not changed my password since the attack, here are the possibilities in my head:

  1. Administrative security precaution (password changed by admin)
  2. Security breech (the attacker changed it)
  3. Other unknown technical issue or user error

I would like to at least rule out the first.
 

Claverhouse

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#39
I'm fairly certain no admin has touched your password, judging by the --- inadequate --- logs; and the fact only 4 of us have been on in the previous 24 hours, none of whom would need to touch a member's password, certainly not for security purposes without contacting the member, in case that prevented him or her ever getting on. I see your last post was the 5th march, so I only looked as far as then ( there are no records of tracking when members visit, apart from the obvious 'last visited' field ).

The second is rather unlikely, since why would any attacker mess up one other's password ? There's nothing to be gained ( supposing that this is an isolated incident ).

The nearest I can guess is that the database bungled it: it is optimized daily, but databases are queer fish...


Our apologies.





Claverhouse :phear:
 

Melkor

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*sorts*

Queer fish.:D
 

Anthile

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I'm closing this now because new users shouldn't have anything to fear and it seems to rather confuse people than anything else.
 
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