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    Forum under attack ?

    Since 10 hours I receive an email about someone trying to guess my password.
    Every hour 5 tries are performed and teh IP is banned for 15 minutes.

    Do the admins are aware of it ?

    I'll change my password to something stronger than the actual as soon as I can find where to do so with the new layout of the settings.

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    I've been getting this too. I'd be careful about changing the password through the site, though. There's no https protection on the settings page, which means you're transmitting your password out in the open. There's a greater risk of your new password being intercepted than of brute forcing even a weak password.

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    Last edited by EV_Scoot; 27 September 2013 at 0618.

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    chill down girls, LOL
    if you use a userid and password on elmoto that you don't use anywhere else, then what's the risk if it really gets intercepted ?
    they would post things on your behalf ?
    majority of users post with nickname and no location anyway,
    so what is really the risk LOL
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    I can say right now, if there are any posts where I'm being a jackass, or agreeing with Noah about idealogical issues, or both, then I've been hacked. My apologies in advance.

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    Ted, I think you mean if you're not being a jackass...otherwise yeah.
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    lol!


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    I'm looking at the "who's online" and I see at least four new users with pretty unconventional names...viewing all of their profiles shows them in the "registering" state at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ___ View Post
    I've been getting this too. I'd be careful about changing the password through the site, though. There's no https protection on the settings page, which means you're transmitting your password out in the open. There's a greater risk of your new password being intercepted than of brute forcing even a weak password.
    Setting up the https (SSL) as we speak. Hopefully it will stop this **** from happening. Goddamn hackers.
    - Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElMotoMaster View Post
    Setting up the https (SSL) as we speak. Hopefully it will stop this **** from happening. Goddamn hackers.
    DigiCert perhaps? Apparently they do certificates at fair prices.

    http://www.digicert.com/

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