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Possible Data Breach Warning

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It was referring to this site, this was my concern.


--- Quote from: Zakalwe on April 03, 2021, 07:02:57 AM ---
--- Quote from: Bryanpoprobson on April 01, 2021, 04:24:03 PM ---Occasionally..

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It now tells you if your username and passwords have been breached. The warning it displays sounds like the one that you received.

--- Quote from: bknight on April 02, 2021, 08:32:34 PM ---
--- Quote from: Zakalwe on April 01, 2021, 10:18:19 AM ---Are you using Chrome?

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A colleague and I spent the better part of three days uninstalling Chrome, so that the infected computer could do emails again.  I have been very careful to watch those add-ons when installing other software that carries Chrome with it.

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Sounds like he knew exactly what he was doing if it took 3 days to install a browser....

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We were uninstalling, as it takes maybe 2 minutes to install, but uninstalling finding all the links and files that point to Chrome was a bother.


--- Quote from: Bryanpoprobson on April 01, 2021, 07:58:52 AM ---Just had this come up as a warning... Is anyone aware of this on here?

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I haven't encountered that error before. So it was Chrome warning you, or the forum?

The forum stores your password encrypted, so any breach of the forum database would not reveal your password. But I'd recommend changing your password just to be safe.

On my end, I have just installed a "fresh" copy of the forum software to make sure there aren't any security issues with it, and I also removed the Tapatalk extension (it's possible they had a security breach on their end that might affect anyone that uses the app to access the forum).

LO: Password stored encrypted or hashed? Encrypted is reversible, hashed is (in theory) not. I would hope the latter; most modern systems use hashes.

(Hashes can also be subject to attacks, depending on the hash algorithm and the way it is used, BTW; again, a modern implementation will use best practices to make that hard).


--- Quote from: grmcdorman on April 23, 2021, 08:21:59 AM ---LO: Password stored encrypted or hashed?
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They are hashed.


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