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Announcements => MoparScape Announcements => Topic started by: Tom on September 15, 2014, 06:30:04 AM

Title: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Tom on September 15, 2014, 06:30:04 AM
I don't usually see the need in posting stuff like this but as of late there's been an abnormal increase in the amount of people coming to me over the IRC and asking for their accounts to be recovered because they've lost access to their email and forgotten their secret answer. We provide these recovery options because they're sure fire ways of confirming you're the account owner (usually), if you're coming to me and telling me how much you need your account back then that isn't proof you own said account.

Please make my life easier and just keep your email secure and don't forget your secret answer. I've had people who've accidentally posted their password on the forum, on the SSP, or brothers who keep "hacking" each other. I'm happy to help discuss getting access to your account but a lot of the time there simply isn't sufficient proof for me to intervene. I personally store all my sensitive online information in an encrypted container that requires not only a password but an RSA key to gain access too. That paired with plugins that can integrate with your browser (like keepass with keefox etc) mean you can have lengthy pseudorandom passwords that are held securely. There are no epic moparscape pro hackers, you lose your account because you neglect maintaining simple security. Simple as. If a family member is stealing your account then lock your computer, please just employ some common sense, I don't want to have a policy where I'll simply refuse to help anyone get their account back but this is getting a tad ridiculous now.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ryley on September 15, 2014, 07:56:48 AM
You're the best, Tommy
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Damoiscool on September 15, 2014, 07:59:05 AM
The recovery options provided aren't that great to be honest, I happened to figure out the hard way that if someone manages to get your password, you're pretty much screwed, because if they're going to the trouble of getting your password they can and most likely will change your secret question (only requires your current password as confirmation) and change your e-mail (requires verification on the NEW e-mail address). Now, In my opinion these recovery options would work a lot better if they both required confirmation on the CURRENT e-mail address, this would require the person changing the recovery options to know the e-mail address' password.
Nonetheless,
Thanks for all your help.  :D
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Tom on September 15, 2014, 09:04:02 AM
I'm not aware of any settings I can alter to change that otherwise I would, if anyone is aware of any modifications I can push to the repo to change this then feel free to bring it up. For now I'd say the OP still stands, if you've forgotten your password then the functionality is effective but if your password has been stolen then the advice regarding keeping your passwords lengthy and safe is more appropriate. Though there is always the chance they won't change the secret answer, in your case they didn't, just the email. So by all means keep using those options either way except don't forget the secret answer. :P
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 15, 2014, 11:49:25 AM
No thanks, I want everyone to have access to my account.

Password: Tomisgayvoteyes
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Tom on September 15, 2014, 12:52:09 PM
I wouldn't help you anyway, filthy rebel nationalist. You're going to be ruled from London forever.

Thanks for posting :)
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Justin Bieber on September 15, 2014, 04:25:10 PM
I wouldn't help you anyway, filthy rebel nationalist. You're going to be ruled from London forever.

Thanks for posting :)
u wanna fite m8? fkin tory poshboy slummin' it in westminster
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 16, 2014, 12:23:01 AM
If we end up with an idiotic fudgeing no vote i swer down il kill toom
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ashi on September 18, 2014, 03:53:58 AM
We should have our own version of JAG
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: I Sp3c Pk I on September 18, 2014, 11:35:56 AM
ur world is my world, and ur fight... is my fight !!! and ur breath, is my breath... and ur heart, cause girl ur my one love, my one heart

k thanks for notifyin us thoams tank engine :)!
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Justin Bieber on September 18, 2014, 12:13:21 PM
If we end up with an idiotic fudgeing no vote i swer down il kill toom
12 HOURS UNTIL FREEDOM PAL
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 18, 2014, 12:31:18 PM
If we end up with an idiotic fudgeing no vote i swer down il kill toom
12 HOURS UNTIL FREEDOM PAL
You don't fudgein understand how fudgeing nervous I am. If we don't get it we're fudgeed.
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Fat Cookies on September 18, 2014, 12:42:53 PM
You don't fudgein understand how fudgeing nervous delusional I am. If we don't get it we're fudgeed.
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 18, 2014, 12:54:01 PM
Are you for real Fat Cookies? Like, fudgeing wow. How can you possibly think Scotland is better off with you fudgeing lot sponging off us?
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Davidi2 on September 18, 2014, 12:58:48 PM
Are you for real Fat Cookies? Like, fudgeing wow. How can you possibly think Scotland is better off with you fudgeing lot sponging off us?
nobody wants to live in a world where people like you arent controlled by a sober government
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Fat Cookies on September 18, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
lot sponging off us?

The basic facts are that Scotland accounts for 8.4% of the UK population, 8.3% of the UK's total output and 8.3% of the UK's non-oil tax revenues - but 9.2% of total UK public spending. [citation needed]

[citation found] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16477990


oh, and your oil is going to run out in about 40 years tops, enjoy your freedom.
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Justin Bieber on September 18, 2014, 01:04:41 PM
lot sponging off us?

The basic facts are that Scotland accounts for 8.4% of the UK population, 8.3% of the UK's total output and 8.3% of the UK's non-oil tax revenues - but 9.2% of total UK public spending. [citation needed]

[citation found] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16477990
Scotland alone contributes to 68% of the UK's GDP, and 92% of the UK's industrial workforce actually work in Scotland. It's also a thriving hub of cultural heritage that would be a great shame to lose, so we don't want any more of yae English scum occupying Edinburgh thanks pal.

[source]
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 18, 2014, 02:19:08 PM
lot sponging off us?

The basic facts are that Scotland accounts for 8.4% of the UK population, 8.3% of the UK's total output and 8.3% of the UK's non-oil tax revenues - but 9.2% of total UK public spending. [citation needed]

[citation found] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16477990


oh, and your oil is going to run out in about 40 years tops, enjoy your freedom.
So if we're accountable for outputting more than we're inputting then why are you lot so fudgeing eager to keep us?

We need independence to stop the use of foodbanks, to fix our roads, to keep our health service and to take Scotland into the great lands it could be in. 40 years is what the no campaign say, but other experts are putting it at over 100 years. 40 years is the minimum amount of oil there possibly could be, that's common knowledge by now. Nevermind all of the oil under Faslane that could finally be harvested after you take your nukes away to fudge
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Fat Cookies on September 18, 2014, 02:31:55 PM
stop foodbanks? u wot m8?
You already manage your own road maintenance.
Your health service?

The whole 40, 100 years is irrelevant, it's a finite resource...

Please stay!111!cos0!1!
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 18, 2014, 02:42:07 PM
stop foodbanks? u wot m8?
You already manage your own road maintenance.
Your health service?

The whole 40, 100 years is irrelevant, it's a finite resource...

Please stay!111!cos0!1!
We don't have the money to support the families who need it most, or fix our own roads even if we have the power. With an independent Scotland this money will come eventually, it's a step towards change rather than sticking with a Tory government that does nothing but try to benefit itself. Especially when we didn't vote it in.
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Davidi2 on September 18, 2014, 02:49:18 PM
BREAKING NEWS:

Politicians baffled when 64% of Scottish independence ballots have write-in candidate 'alchohol' on a yes/no question
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ruby on September 18, 2014, 03:19:38 PM
BREAKING NEWS:

Politicians baffled when 64% of Scottish independence ballots have write-in candidate 'alchohol' on a yes/no question
You have no friends.
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Davidi2 on September 18, 2014, 04:05:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bRuGTRm.jpg)
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Limits on September 18, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
Your password doesn't get censored if you spell it backwards! See: toggafami
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Ashi on September 18, 2014, 05:53:05 PM
Your password doesn't get censored if you spell it backwards! See: toggafami
At least say toggafaruoy - shouldn't put yourself down like that!
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Davidi2 on September 18, 2014, 08:58:11 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/events/scotland-decides/results
Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Tom on September 18, 2014, 10:19:26 PM
I've been watching the live stream since the start with Zuppers on the IRC, I'm on the edge of my seat. Currently 4:19AM here, hopefully should all be in by 7AM.

I hope this keeps up, nearly a 100K vote lead at time of this edit for no.


This has to be over, 6 left to declare, yes side has admitted defeat. Unless a miracle occurs you're staying right where you are. :)

Title: Re: Please keep your account safe!
Post by: Loveandpower on September 20, 2014, 09:22:47 PM
Yeah, it's much appreciated what you did for me a while back Tom!

Since then I have started a new lead so to speak and so far so good. Life is almost...enjoyable now. Thanks for the warning/heads up. Will change my password in a little while just in case.