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[*] Post 509132 posted on 25-8-2017 at 20:19 Reply With Quote
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Someone has been trying to hack into my accounts online. I know this because I have set up two step authentication for resetting passwords and I have received several e-mails and texts tonight. This is not the first time this has happened. So far the two-step authentication has worked. :(
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[*] Post 509135 posted on 26-8-2017 at 05:21 Reply With Quote


Hopefully they'll give up and go away. 2 step authentication is a good thing.
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[*] Post 509141 posted on 26-8-2017 at 11:16 Reply With Quote


Or it could just be a script that accesses page after page and hits your login as it works its way through things.
It's not usually a person deliberately trying to get at you, but an automated attack hitting thousands in the hope of one success.
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