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Computing => Security => Topic started by: jpb on February 09, 2021, 09:26:39 pm

Title: Someone trying to hack my EEVblog account
Post by: jpb on February 09, 2021, 09:26:39 pm
I had multiple emails from EEVblog today - the first saying someone (not me) had instigated a forgotten password request.
Then there was about 5 or 6 for failed log-in attempts.

Slightly worrying - presumably someone wants an established account to perhaps do some scamming on for sale or for some other nefarious reason.

Has anyone else had their account attacked?
Title: Re: Someone trying to hack my EEVblog account
Post by: JohnnyMalaria on February 09, 2021, 09:51:05 pm
It could be they had the username wrong. There are a lot of j** members.
Title: Re: Someone trying to hack my EEVblog account
Post by: jpb on February 10, 2021, 06:46:07 pm
Thanks. Hopefully you're right, I'm perhaps a little paranoid/cautious. I upgraded my password from the previously rather simple but memorable one just in case.
Title: Re: Someone trying to hack my EEVblog account
Post by: AntiProtonBoy on February 11, 2021, 01:10:56 am
you'll be fine, just ignore the request
Title: Re: Someone trying to hack my EEVblog account
Post by: S. Petrukhin on February 11, 2021, 11:32:40 am
jpb, are you married?  :)