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    Change password

    I have received a message from google telling me my password for this site has been breached.

    I am so inept, that I cannot work out how to change it.

    Could someone be kind enough to give instructions?

    Thanks.
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    Sounds like phishing!
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    Thanks Froggy.
    It said it was Chrome checking on it, then I had to log in using my email password.
    Is it possible I have just given my email password to a phisher?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Changer View Post
    Thanks Froggy.
    It said it was Chrome checking on it, then I had to log in using my email password.
    Is it possible I have just given my email password to a phisher?
    Maybe.

    To to "Settings" in the upper right hand corner, next to "Log Out". Then on the left side toward the middle, under "My Account" you'll see "Edit Email and Password". Enter the new password in the upper and also the lower box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houseoftang View Post
    Maybe.

    To to "Settings" in the upper right hand corner, next to "Log Out". Then on the left side toward the middle, under "My Account" you'll see "Edit Email and Password". Enter the new password in the upper and also the lower box.
    Absolutely! Good advice. Do it now.
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    The time to build an Ark is when the sun is still shining.

    The problem is...we are all part of the problem.

    The Post Apocalyptic Starvation Diet will succeed where all other diets have failed.

    The lack of the ability to adjust to new and different circumstances is by very definition the inability to evolve and as with all things that fail to evolve, they are doomed to extinction.

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    Google would have NO WAY of knowing your password for this site had been breached.

    But you can change it regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYLongbow View Post
    Google would have NO WAY of knowing your password for this site had been breached.

    But you can change it regardless.
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    If it's a password used for another site as well as this one, it's possibly listed in a database connected with Changer's other info. So maybe the password was breached but nor listed for this site. Assuming the use of Chrome as the browser to ordinarily sign in here and that Chrome saves the password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changer View Post
    Thanks Froggy.
    It said it was Chrome checking on it, then I had to log in using my email password.
    Is it possible I have just given my email password to a phisher?
    Frog is correct. You were phished. Glad you are changing pw pronto.
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    What's REALLY curious about this, is how anyone could even know you are on this forum. It's closed to the public, closed to search engines(right, Alex?), and probably 98-99% of the internet has never even heard of this forum or know it exists, so a phishing email specifically mentioning this forum is VERY curious indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsteader View Post
    What's REALLY curious about this, is how anyone could even know you are on this forum. It's closed to the public, closed to search engines(right, Alex?), and probably 98-99% of the internet has never even heard of this forum or know it exists, so a phishing email specifically mentioning this forum is VERY curious indeed.
    I'm thinking it was a feature.of Chrome somehow. Chrome would see you going through to the site and also be the conduit for the password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houseoftang View Post
    I'm thinking it was a feature.of Chrome somehow. Chrome would see you going through to the site and also be the conduit for the password.
    I've been pretty happy with Opera, both for my laptop, and my Android fone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsteader View Post
    I've been pretty happy with Opera, both for my laptop, and my Android fone.
    Same, Opera is generally the only browser I use to visit here, unless on mobile then its Safari.
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    Wonder if this is connected?:

    Warning: Hackers Trick Thousands Into Downloading Dangerous ‘Google Chrome Update’

    Researchers from the Russian 'Doctor Web' virus laboratory have issued a warning after discovering thousands of victims have been tricked into downloading a dangerous backdoor that is disguised as an update to Google Chrome.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywi.../#1dac358978e9

    I suspect I may have D/L'd this /\ "update" on my fone yesterday via the google play store?
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    I suppose it could be a Chrome thing that see's your password you used here (it would know) referenced in an exploit database that it uses (from another site most likely).

    Either way, easy to change periodically.


    And yes... all of silco is behind a user login. Search engines crawl like crazy but non-members (including engines) cant see content.
    Which is why we rank so low in search engines... Which I am perfectly ok with :P
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    Seems I have managed to get back in!

    Alex - disregard the emails I sent!

    I changed my password, and it didn't seem to work - I suspect I forgot about case sensitivity.
    There is no other breach of my security that I can find.
    We use Emsisoft as our security program and I must say we have found it to be very good.

    I should have noticed that this message (about my Silco account being unsecure) used a very old email address that existed from over 10 ago years when we used a different service provider. That old data base of email addresses has possibly been hacked.

    Please to be back.
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