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Multiple attempts to "hack" my account.....

I keep getting emails telling me my account is locked because of too many password attempts... I have received 5-10 of these over the past 3 days... it is not anyone I know... my guess is it is some kind of "bot" trying to "guess" my password to then allow the user to post spam (I had a similar problem on a car board I run)...

so what is the resolution to this? don't want my account canceled..
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 10:11 AM
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Change your password to something like "(DSH (FSFH S( FS(GFT( SOIJFHSdfojsdifsd89f7234&^%%%*GgUYR765FUfUR$%#^%^% ^FUHGUGGtguyfgguhgasdasd6768787685$%^$%#^*^(^(^(T$ #@!@!#$%^&*())*(___JJIUG*&G*G"

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Were you one of the ones impacted by the SONY Network breach or hack?
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Change your password to something like "(DSH (FSFH S( FS(GFT( SOIJFHSdfojsdifsd89f7234&^%%%*GgUYR765FUfUR$%#^%^% ^FUHGUGGtguyfgguhgasdasd6768787685$%^$%#^*^(^(^(T$ #@!@!#$%^&*())*(___JJIUG*&G*G"

You'll probably be ok.
Haha that wont do him any good. His account keeps getting locked because somthing in just typing in random passwords to try to guess the right one. Having that...clusterfuck wont stop the repeated attempts to guess his pass word lol.

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Haha that wont do him any good. His account keeps getting locked because somthing in just typing in random passwords to try to guess the right one. Having that...clusterfuck wont stop the repeated attempts to guess his pass word lol.
you got it..
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What's worse than someone attempting to guess your password and locking it up is someone SUCCEEDING in guessing your password. The guy will either get tired and stop, or succeed, or keep trying. I'd change the password first if it's not already a strong one, then worry about what to do about the repeated attempts.

I don't know how much power the admins have to change this site, but the best fix for your issue would be to change the lock-out to a timed lock-out, i.e. account is frozen for 5 minutes then reactivates. That way the scumbag can only guess 3 passwords every 5 minutes (assuming it's 3 times to lock out). At that rate we'll all fly apart due to the expansion of the universe before he guesses it.

If he's going after your account specifically, it may be because he wants the name specifically. You can change your handle without losing the account if you're not too attached to it. Yeah, your name is probably Anthony, but chances are my name isn't Donutz, so maybe it's not that big a deal.


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yeah it is a really strong password..


the IP is 31.192.105.125
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Sorry for the late reply here. I did a quick search on that IP and turned up nothing. No user id's or stuff like that. Unfortunately if I can't link an account to the IP I can't ban them. I've contacted the site owners about this. Hopefully I'll get a reply back sooner than later.
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IP address should be blocked. Let me know if you continue to have problems.
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IP address should be blocked. Let me know if you continue to have problems.
thank you for the help it is appreciated!
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