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Chris_Y 
Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 26-Jan-2021 10:22:55
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@DiskDoctor

Use unique passwords, then you only need to change the one that has been involved in a breach.

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 26-Jan-2021 10:53:55
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@Thread

It is still unclear whether this a leak of our old passwords and email list from an old criminal site that was up to now selling data from a previous breach prior to security improvements and that is now shedding its load as it went defunct or whether this is a new recent breach of AmigaWorld? Clarity is needed here!

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 26-Jan-2021 17:55:45
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@Chris_Y

How many unique passwords does one suppose to have? 30??

I am sorry, but I would prefer to stuff my brain with knowledge, instead of cr*p!

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 26-Jan-2021 19:50:58
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@DiskDoctor

Quote:

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@Ratta

I never dare to change my passwords due to yet another leak unveiled yet another day.

Otherwise, I would be sitting full-time and changing my passwords all over.

Bollocks!


I feel your pain, they are a pain in the a$$ especially when you have different requirements on every site...

You need them all written down somewhere. It's the only way you could possibly remember them all without going insane

Anyway.. my password has been changed.
And no, it is not amigarulez

Spud.

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 27-Jan-2021 0:50:50
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@spudmiga

It is far simpler to use a password manager and generate a completely unique x char random password any time one is compromised.

With the necessity on many places to both have unique passwords and in some cases, to keep changing the password every x days, people have gone back to using simpler passwords they can remember or writing them down (which is also not a good idea).

It is much more frustrating when a site you would expect to be able to use a secure password on, only allows alphanumeric entry of 8-16 chars (a certain credit reference agency I am looking at you).

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Posted on 27-Jan-2021 7:32:16
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Last edited by _Steve_ on 02-Mar-2021 at 07:47 PM.
Last edited by _Steve_ on 02-Mar-2021 at 07:47 PM.

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 27-Jan-2021 10:28:18
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How do you delete your AW.net account?

I couldn't find an option for this in the user settings.

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bison 
Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 27-Jan-2021 16:05:14
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@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

It used to be @BigD that posted oversize images; now it's @BigD and you.

dan.hutch@

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 27-Jan-2021 17:12:40
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@BigD

It's pret6y clear from reading the AVast warnig quoted earlier that it a new distribution of old leakied info.

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BigD 
Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 27-Jan-2021 19:04:40
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@broadblues

It’s not clear enough as far as I’m concerned. The silence from moderators following the original news months ago followed this out of the blue thread spreads the false impression that AmigaWorld is STILL insecure! The moderators should have clarified the situation late last year when the news was originally publicised on a forum on this website. This is ‘newsworthy’ homepage news feed material that the moderators should bring to our attention with clarifications so that we don’t get the impression this is the Wild West where our data could be stolen at any moment!

Why wasn’t it clarified at the time that this thread from Chris_Y involved a previous breach?
https://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=43980&forum=7&0

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 27-Jan-2021 22:11:18
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@DiskDoctor

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@Chris_Y

How many unique passwords does one suppose to have? 30??


As many as the number of sites you have logins on.

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I am sorry, but I would prefer to stuff my brain with knowledge, instead of cr*p!


Use a password manager. Here's one for the Amiga: http://aminet.net/package/util/misc/PassPocket

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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 29-Jan-2021 9:17:34
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@MEGA_RJ_MICAL

It used to be that posted oversize images; now it's and you.

dan.hutch@

Hotel California



Friend Bison,

it was not I who oversized the picture.
The picture was very small. Tiny. A cute, delicate miniature.

It was THE DARKNET that hacked my message and enlarged it to gargantuan proportions.

Bestest of the most best,
MEGA RJ







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Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 7-Feb-2021 21:19:31
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@BigD

Just FYI, I got another mail today. Oldest possible retired password out of all the ones I’ve used, so I think it goes back to the original leak only.

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mac6 
Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 10-Feb-2021 22:48:48
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It shouldn't be a problem, I use a very strong password 'Hunter2!' and just change the number from 1 to 10.

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Cass 
Re: Amigaworld Information leaked onto darknet?
Posted on 11-Feb-2021 21:48:05
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@Ratta

A long time ago, there were massive edits to my posts at amiga.org , with spam links added at the end of them.
There has been an account password breach probably and script driven spamming (I cannot imagine anyone editing one by one so many posts!).
As soon as there was a site update, I`ve changed the password ever since.

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