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Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome back, Morg. lol
     
  2. Morgoth

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    look like i blocked tpu emails back in 2007
    did you missed me ?
     
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  3. dr emulator (madmax)

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    ok follow the first post
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175947

    i gather you've made a new account ?

    Please read the forum rules
    as i'm sure they don't allow you to make multiple accounts (although this is kindof an exceptional circumstance)

    what was your original log in name?

    if you still have it type it into the User Name block at the top ,and then your old password

    and it should take you to here forgot your old password

    add your email that you first signed up with ,then answer the simple question and wait for the reply

    if you have accidentally blocked Email messages from techpowerup.com ,you will have to go into your message settings and unblock it from your autoblock

    quick how to

    go to junk

    at the bottom of the list of junk emails you should see"Looking for an email? If you don't find it here, check your blocked senders list."

    click on the blue link and root through to see if it is .if it isn't i really don't know
     
  4. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Check a couple of posts later: morgoth got his account back.
     
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  5. dr emulator (madmax)

    dr emulator (madmax)

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    :laugh::roll::laugh: ok it's 1 am and i'm knackered so i didn't see that blush.gif
     
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  6. TheGuruStud

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    I can confirm that it doesn't block you from using your old password...
     
  7. chaotic_uk New Member

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    TPU emailed forum users about this ?
     
  8. Chevalr1c

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    Auto-generated e-mails I suppose, related to password reset requests or in Morgoth's case perhaps e-mails he got after e-mailing an admin.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    KissSh0t New Member

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    Why would someone want to hack into this website?
     
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  10. laszlo

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    1st of all thanks wizz for help solving the pass reset...shit i joined in 2005 and none of my mail addresses were recognized;make me think maybe i didn't registered like normal people maybe i hack it ...whahahaah

    no spam yet on mailboxes
     
  11. THE_EGG

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    I've had one spam email since the hack on TPU. Not bad if you ask me, and it could just be a coincidence too.
     
  12. micropage7

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    yeah some cant stand to hack just to show that he can
    and TPU is pretty famous so he could spread that i got TPU :banghead:
     
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    Had no problems resetting and my account is 2004.
    Stuff like this reminds me to change my password on regular basis... humans are so lazy and this is the best way to prevent being owned.
    Damn Chinese owned my Gmail account that way :(
     
  14. Laurijan

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    THX for finding out that there was a hacker and that you force us to change passwords.
     
  15. HiSpeed

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    Why didn't you send an e-mail to all the members?

    :twitch:
     
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    No idea but probably same motivation why anandtech get hacked or other sites ,worst case they planned to use to upload viruses/trojans to members (happened for some sites with iframe viruses ) since than i use script blocker

     
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    no
    the issue is back in 2007 i blocked tpu emails afhter geting all those enjoying subscribe emails, i couldt figure out how to make that stop on the forum side so i just blocked tpu
     
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    Forcing a new password is standard industry security practice in such cases. Otherwise, the hacker can run rampant with user's accounts.
     
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    You misunderstood my question.
    When a forum is hacked like that, it seems for me an elementary thing to prevent all the users by e-mail, because a lot of them are not aware...
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a very good suggestion. Sending emails now. Thank you
     
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    Before to use a vBulletin automatic process, check that your hoster don't understand it like a spamming tool... ;)
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    it's our own webserver and our own email server
     
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    Hey Guys, Have a question I changed my password the day everyone was informed of the situation but now i keep getting emails from admin at *********** telling me to change my password. Is this nothing to worry about since it has already been changed ???? Just curious because this is the 3rd email i got after i had already changed it Thx
     
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    :laugh:Yes, the forum is more secured now than a bank site... :laugh:
     
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    This happened on the 22nd but i only got the mail today :( Completely missed this thread :(

    This explains why i had trouble logging in these past couple of days.

    Will change the pass now.

    EDIT

    Done
     
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