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"Email" 5 Login attempts using my name

Discussion in 'Site Related Support' started by Joe's Nemesis, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Joe's Nemesis

    Joe's Nemesis High Score: 2,058 Prestige

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    I received this email just now:

    Thought you all should know, since it wasn't me trying to log in.

    On another note, with the observed niceties and professional tone in this email, it almost sounded as though I were being trolled.

    I expected something more like:
     
  2. Innomine

    Innomine Death Eater Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I had this problem. Here's the thread.

    TLDR, shouldn't be anything to worry about.
     
  3. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Hmm, got a similar email just now and was wondering what it was about. And yeah, I've always felt the normal notification for a thread update is uncharacteristically polite...
     
  4. Jpzh2d

    Jpzh2d Disappeared

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    Just checked my email and found the exact same thing. The IP is different though.

     
  5. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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  6. theronin

    theronin Order Member

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    183.223.244.131

    Someone has been having fun.
     
  7. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    All of the traffic appears to be from Chinese mobile providers, but an IP only seems to be used a few times in a row before another is used. Given that we do have legitimate Chinese users, I'm loathed to ban the whole range of IPs.

    Still thinking about the best way to address this, but you can help me by making sure that you have a secure password not trivially breakable.

    https://haveibeenpwned.com/ is worth a browse, it'll tell you if your account passwords on other services have been leaked.

    I'm running the DLP email database against it currently.
     
    yak
  8. Moridin

    Moridin Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Well, I don't know the technical details behind how hard it is to implement, but how about two step verification, involving an email sent with a code if you log in from an unknown computer/new IP? Opt in, maybe. Something like Steamguard, IIRC.
     
  9. Jamven

    Jamven Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Same thing happened to me yesterday. It was time to change the password anyway.

    Thanks for the heads up about this website, taking a look now!
     
  10. Swimdraconian

    Swimdraconian Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Just a head's up, they're at it again.

    221.178.116.187
     
  11. Newcomb

    Newcomb Headmaster

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    Seconded. 183.222.164.167 from me.
     
  12. Oinyal

    Oinyal Fourth Year

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    I actually missed a notification for March 11 that someone tried mine. At first I thought it was because of me, but I scrolled down a bit and realized it was after I changed my password.

    IP address: 117.169.1.26
     
  13. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity High Score: 3,994 Prestige DLP Supporter DLP Gold Supporter

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    Had this happen 20 minutes ago from 222.85.1.123, fwiw.
     
  14. Steelbadger

    Steelbadger High Inquisitor

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    Yay, I got to join the club today.

    Login notification from 111.10.87.98.
     
  15. Warburg

    Warburg Seventh Year

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    This guy is persistent, isn't he?
    IP: 111.10.193.114.
     
  16. Genghiz Khan

    Genghiz Khan Order Member

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    Happened to me too, recently. Effin' Chinese state hackers.
     
  17. Ankan

    Ankan Groundskeeper

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    My turn.

    183.131.144.204
     
  18. Katricia

    Katricia DA Member

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    Same.
    120.197.234.166
     
  19. artistic apocalypse

    artistic apocalypse Muggle

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    This IP address tried accessing my account today as well. 183.220.244.58
     
  20. B.B. Rain

    B.B. Rain Muggle

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    I got a message about an hour ago, with the following IP: 209.126.110.113

    According to Google, that's a long ways away from me.
     
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