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chucklepie
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This website has had a data breach. Beware.

Post by chucklepie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:52 pm

Google chrome has a plugin to detect all websites visited whether they have had a data breach and had user information stolen.

This is one site. I never saw any email from the site, nor any forum threads.

Anyone reading this should change their password, any sites that use the same password, and possibly delete their account. I expect they may not have even patched the security...

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Re: This website has had a data breach. Beware.

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:51 am

This website hasn’t had a data breach actually, that isn’t what this plugin does.

What that alert is telling you is that the password you’ve used here has been used somewhere that has had a data breach.

So what you’ve probably done is reused a password here that you’ve used elsewhere such as LinkedIn, 8tracks, Disquss etc.

You should use a unique password for each site. A password manager can help.


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Re: This website has had a data breach. Beware.

Post by chucklepie » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:31 am

My mistake, sorry. I misread in haste. I couldn't find an edit option to change. Feel free to delete post if somebody reads in error.

I do actually use a manager, but for benign sites with no personal or my real data I tend to use simpler passwords...


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Re: This website has had a data breach. Beware.

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:37 am

I do the same too, I guess you just need to be aware of the potential issue in continuing to use the password you do.


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