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News 000webhost leaks unencrypted account database

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 29 Oct 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Leaking of customers details seems to be the done thing these days, wasn't something in the news about British Gas joining the club?
     
  3. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    I've not been particularly into unique passwords for different online accounts in the past, but I think I will take it up a bit more from now on. I've used this web host for a few sites so presumably my email address and account password have been leaked. There's no value in the sites I've published though, so it's worthless information really.

    Just checked 'Have I been pwned' - turns out I've been pwned at least twice, this one and the Adobe breach in 2013. I'll let you know when I actually experience any fall out from it. Can't see it happening.
     
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  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    A password manager will make things a bit easier. It will generate and store your passwords, which you unlock with a single strong master password.
     
  5. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    fine as long as the password manager isn't hacked
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    At least if that gets hacked you have no one to blame but yourself. :)
     
  7. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    If your password database is on your own computer it becomes very unlikely.
     

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