Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Please Reset Your TechPowerUp Forums Password

Earlier today (22/11), TechPowerUp servers were hacked. The attacker gained access to the forums user database, the one which stores user information. Details such as usernames, hashed and salted passwords fell into the wrong hands. Thanks to GPGPU, the passwords are as good as compromised. We have undertaken a security review, and are mandating a password change for all users. Your old password will not work, click on "forgot password" link and follow the instructions to reset it. If you use the same password (as your old TPU password) elsewhere (other sites), change it to something completely different. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and promise to improve our security infrastructure.

If you no longer have access to the email account you used to register, please email w1zzard@techpowerup.com and mention your username, old e-mail, new e-mail and IP address you typically use to post on the forums.
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221 Comments on Please Reset Your TechPowerUp Forums Password

#1
WhiteLotus
by: W1zzard
i have no hamster or any pets .. other than my moderators
same difference.
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#2
Deadlyraver
Holy crap, I got my account hijacked for a couple days. Glad I had the time frame to reset it though since I gained access just today. Phew!
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#3
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: WhiteLotus
same difference.
If we are his pets, that pretty much makes you users' dog food. :laugh:
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#4
Irony
*Dog chow. I want to be purina
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#5
cyneater
Anyone else have to create a new user name because they couldn't remember there email address? and the admins didn't think there user name excised?
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#6
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Kreij
If we are his pets, that pretty much makes you users' dog food. :laugh:
Yes, but what brand, K? A premium one, I hope.
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#7
martthefart1111
hi had to get new nick because email not recognized??????????
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#8
Thrackan
by: martthefart1111
hi had to get new nick because email not recognized??????????
Maybe you typed too many question marks.
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#9
LightningJR
I had someone from China try to access my Youtube account because they have my password and also today my Origin account was hacked... I think these are the only two other passwords that were the same as TPUs was... sigh.... I hate the internet sometimes.... :banghead:


EAs online live chat was quick to fix the problem, Surprisingly.
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#10
N9ZN-Extra
by: LightningJR
I had someone from China try to access my Youtube account because they have my password and also today my Origin account was hacked... I think these are the only two other passwords that were the same as TPUs was... sigh.... I hate the internet sometimes.... :banghead:


EAs online live chat was quick to fix the problem, Surprisingly.
Once hackers get into these technical forums under our names I fear they will begin to spread various neafrious things via the sites they compromise using our accounts. How will we know if anything we download or any site we visit, recommended by another user, is safe?

The damage that can be done to spread viruses and otherwise illegally capture information is enourmous. In fact it is DANGEROUS!
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#11
Techtu
Hey, just wondering if anyone could tell me why I'm still not receiving email notifications since this hack? My email and settings are still the same.
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#12
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Techtu
Hey, just wondering if anyone could tell me why I'm still not receiving email notifications since this hack? My email and settings are still the same.
It's gotta be cuz of that dodgy ganglamb avatar. ;) :)
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#13
W1zzard
by: Techtu
Hey, just wondering if anyone could tell me why I'm still not receiving email notifications since this hack? My email and settings are still the same.
seems to be working with your gmail address. at least our mail server and google's mail server say so

code:
B585F28F810D: to=<....@googlemail.com>, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[74.125.133.26]:25, delay=1.5, delays=0.01/0/0.49/0.99, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1354049315 ml2si464302igc.54)
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#14
t77snapshot
To whom it may concern:

If anyone here uses the same username/ password on any other forums, I would highly recommend changing those passwords as well. :)
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#15
Techtu
by: W1zzard
seems to be working with your gmail address. at least our mail server and google's mail server say so

code:
B585F28F810D: to=<....@googlemail.com>, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[74.125.133.26]:25, delay=1.5, delays=0.01/0/0.49/0.99, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1354049315 ml2si464302igc.54)

I Just got an email "Action Required to Activate Membership" it must of done something right. :)
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#16
XeoNoX
by: W1zzard
there is no 100% secure authentication system and it can never be created.
maybe the hacker came to my house, held my hamster hostage and forced me to give him the admin password?
LoL...reminded me of the movie CONAIR where the bad guy holds the bunny ransom
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#18
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
by: ensabrenoir
[SIZE="7"]Revelation 20:10[/SIZE]
and then......
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#19
ensabrenoir
by: AthlonX2
and then......
the wheat is separated from the tares ...
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#21
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Easy fellas...resetting your password isn't for the pearly gate. It's for the awesome gate of TPU, no scripture needed;)
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