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hazelnut

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Ugh, I had an account there. I don't go there much, they should probably at least send out an email to all their members.

I'm actually surprised this happened, I guess the hackers don't care who they hack anymore. I figured a linux site would be safe from them.

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Not what I meant. Usually the sites that get hacked don't revolve around open source/linux stuff. They hack people like sony, microcosft, or sometimes even governments. What do you gain by hacking a linux form? There is no credit cards, at best you get a few email addresses where the person used the same password they used on the forum. Doesn't seem worth the effort.

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Not what I meant. Usually the sites that get hacked don't revolve around open source/linux stuff. They hack people like sony, microcosft, or sometimes even governments. What do you gain by hacking a linux form? There is no credit cards, at best you get a few email addresses where the person used the same password they used on the forum. Doesn't seem worth the effort.

sadly, this argument expired around the time hackers ceased being 'do it for fun' and began to see profit in internet burglaries. The size of the userbase at Ubuntu is so large that you'll have a huge wordlist for bashing other passwords. Also since most humans use the same password (or permutation of) for all/most sites, it becomes a powerful stepping stone for the buyer/downloader of the password file.

Finally just having the email addresses (not even the passwords) allows for linux based social engineering attacks to get access to 'higher level' targets (facebook, shopping, banking sites).

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DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

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Forum has been hacked and all users login and email details accessed . . .

 

I got an email from Ubuntu recommending changing passwords.

 

In the process of changing them, I found that I could not log in to a few sites.

On a couple of those sites I asked for a new password to be sent, it has not arrived after 2 or 3 hours.

Unusual to take so long.

 

One or two of the sites don't recognize the username I had.

The CCleaner SLIM version is always released a bit after any new version; when it is it will be HERE :-)

Pssssst: ... It isn't really a cloud. Its a bunch of big, giant servers.

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lastpass is all right though there are cheaper routes

I use keepass and there are a bunch of phone ports (though untested by me as I lack compatibility)

http://keepass.info/download.html

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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The functionality of Lastpass just seems unnatural.

All your passwords stored offsite - freaky. (yep, they're encrypted - tightly - but still...)

Brave new world I guess.

 

And what is the legality for example, of giving your Web Banking passwords to a third party when we are told not to ???

 

Take the scenario; money disappears from web accessible account, Mr Bank Manager asks "Who else knows your passwords?", do you put your hand on your heart and say "No-one" ?

Backup now & backup often.
It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.
Three things are certain; Birth, Death and loss of data. You control the last.

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Oorrrr, how cute, a hacker with a moral compass.

(I still say knee-cap the b*******s !)

Backup now & backup often.
It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.
Three things are certain; Birth, Death and loss of data. You control the last.

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that article was awesome hazelnut

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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