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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    It appears that some script kiddie attempted to break into some user accounts. As expected, he was locked out after five failures. This has the secure, but inconvenient, side effect of not allowing you to log in legitimately for 15 minutes.

    I have banned the IP address attempting the logins.
    • If you believe your account was compromised, register a new one and send me a PM.
    • Remember to always use a strong password: at least eight characters, mixed case, digits, and symbols.
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    yeah, I keep getting emails about my account being locked out
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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    As I posted in another thread, the IP sometimes changes. If you still get an e-mail about a hack attempt, post the IP contained in the e-mail address so I can ban it.
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    70.86.138.114 is what I got.

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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    That one is already banned.
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    lets see those script kiddies try to steal me password, even without the 5 attempt thing. My password is 20 character long, completely random ASCII characters, which includes !#$; etc. They can't use brute force, and find out within their lifetime.

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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    All versions of WDF, including WDF v6 (although it does it a bit differently) also hash your password rather than store it natively in plain text. That means that even if they had a copy of the database, they still couldn't figure out your actual password.
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    I got a hack attempt yesterday afternoon from ip address 70.86.138.114

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    That's the one that was posted above

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    I got locked out yesterday when trying to log in as brandonman.


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