Addressing the recent user account hack scare

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. Seriel

    Seriel Worshipper of Skiddos

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    Sending the same email to 355,511 different registered members takes a while.
    I haven't got mine either, it'll arrive in a bit, although I suspect it has the same info as this thread anyway.
     


  2. xstationbr

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    i have updated now, thanks.
    i update to
    Cypher121212$

    LOL just a joke.
     
  3. Seriel

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    Strange I'm using latest Firefox on Windows atm without issues.
    I also haven't seen any regresions, can you point some out?
     
  4. proflayton123

    proflayton123 悲しみ

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  5. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 welcome~

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    byebye bar
     

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  6. Slattz

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    Yea, I thought that. Kinda shitty for AuroraWright though :/
     
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  7. Seriel

    Seriel Worshipper of Skiddos

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    Can you not.
    I don't give two shits about "fame" or attention or any nonsense.
    I'm just helping fellow tempers as one of them. If anything you're the one trying to get fame with your "cool" post about how I need to calm down.
    Seriously just chill already, I'm not trying to scare anyone, everything is fine I'm just helping people debug issues.

    But sure fine if you don't want anything to ever be resolved then so be it.
     
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  8. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    that 2 step verification was annoying me so i turned it off. my accounts fine i don't go to them illegal rom/iso sites (i use usenet :P)
     
  9. pixelmasher

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    Isn't this a violation of CFAA?
     
  10. Voxel

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    Man, this is not what I wanted to wake up to this morning...

    Then again, it's the internet so I'm not overly suprised; you're pretty much guaranteed to encounter low-lifes who spoil it for the many just for the fun of it.
     
  11. AlucardjX

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    password changed and enabled two step method,i am sorry for Aurora :( tnx to the admin for the promptly contact!hope all returns normal...
     
  12. RedBlueGreen

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    Can anyone recommend a good safe password manager? By safe I mean one that's not going to steal the passwords.
     
  13. Seriel

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    Lastpass.
     
  14. WiiUBricker

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    Yes, yourself. Just randomly type on your keyboard until you have created a long password and then manually insert special characters to it to give it a bit more spice. Then save it to a document and encrypt it with another password generated the same way. This is your master password. Then you encrypt your encrypted password with another randomly generated password. This is your Grandmaster password. Print your grandmaster and master passwords and lock it in a save place. Alternatively, you can try to memorize them.
     
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  15. KingVamp

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    Well, I never signed up for a rom site and I actually recently change my password. So, I should be good.
     
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  16. RedBlueGreen

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    But what if I have an evil twin who shares all of my knowledge and they get the passwords?
     
  17. mathieulh

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    It's a shame that Gbatemp administrators have had to wait until this whole debacle showed up on their doorstep to implement two factor authentication, site administrators need to be proactive with their security and not wait for things to happen.

    Why can we only use facebook as an external site? Google authentication (which supports U2F) is a whole lot more secure than facebook's (or gbatemp's for that matter) and would have been a better choice.

    P.S. I am signing this message with my PGP key just so you can ensure my account is not compromised and I am actually the one writing this post.
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  18. WiiUBricker

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    That's not possible. Until you believe in a Multiverse.
     
  19. AskaLangly

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    Emails taking nearly an hour to arrive; one to reset password, one to activate 2FA via email.
     
  20. mrissaoussama

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    How do I know my password if I signed in with Facebook?
     
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