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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 09:53 PM
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That's horrible. Do bots now have a way around captchas because I though that usually stopped them.

In protest of this password BS I'm not changing mine from the one they emailed to me and that email is sitting in an account with a horrible password.
If you aren't going to stick around could you post some email addresses for these "VerticalScope geniuses" so I and others can give them a piece of our minds?
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 07:52 AM
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I logged on with the password I received in the email (which I will never remember) and found out I can change it once I've logged on Grrrrr
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That's horrible. Do bots now have a way around captchas because I though that usually stopped them.
I'm a moderator on a few different sites and captchas do help, a bit, but there are definitely ways around them. On one site we were clobbered with an organized spambot attack with up to 60 new spam IDs per day at its peak; the attack lasted over a year and a half and totaled some 6,000+ spam IDs, all of which were summarily banned.

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 12:33 PM
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What about IP bans? One forum I'm on kept getting hacked/spammed. The owner/admin traced all the IP's back to Russia. Since he saw no other traffic from Russian IP's he IP banned the entire country, problem solved.

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What about IP bans? One forum I'm on we kept getting hacked/spammed. The owner/admin traced all the IP's back to Russia. Since he saw no other traffic from Russian IP's he IP banned the entire country, problem solved.
This was a particularly diverse spambot attack; by the time it finally died off about a year ago the zombie machines hailed from over 1,000 different IP address ranges (the ranges were typically in the first two octet class, i.e. something 117.123.x.x). We did end up blocking several dozen ranges, however, due to the sophistication of the attack, the zombies "appeared" to be running from regular users all across the globe; most of which were in the U.S. and Canada and otherwise unknown sources of spambot activity.

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In protest of this password BS I'm not changing mine from the one they emailed to me and that email is sitting in an account with a horrible password.
If you aren't going to stick around could you post some email addresses for these "VerticalScope geniuses" so I and others can give them a piece of our minds?
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Good luck lol, I'm sure they're very open to receiving criticism. Better bet is just get as many people on here to protest the stupidity, and maybe the people in charge of this forum can relay the feedback to the mothership.


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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 09:49 PM
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Damn fellas, a lot of you mothaphuckas are cranky. Just change the PW to your liking and call it a wrap. Leave all this moaning and complaining to the wifeys or girlfriends and move on. So anyways, what good movie is out in theaters right now?

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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 11:16 PM
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So, this password thing has to do about a data breach. Rather than tell us about the data breach in the first place they make us change our passwords and then tell out about the breach even though password strength had nothing to do with the breach... Some grade A intelligence at work here.
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So, this password thing has to do about a data breach. Rather than tell us about the data breach in the first place they make us change our passwords and then tell out about the breach even though password strength had nothing to do with the breach... Some grade A intelligence at work here.
Yeah...
And so my point is underlined. If the passwords are stolen, it makes no difference if the password is "password" or if the password is 2i34u88fj0#*3k. They have your password either way.


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It's a good thing that security is being taken seriously. I must mention my shock though, at logging in and having firefox warn me that my password will be sent in plain text..... No HTTPS???
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