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15536 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Aug 2014 at 10:24 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-05 09:30:40 PM  
Hello, this long time Farker needs you help. Please to send your credit card numbers to email in profile.

Many thanks,

fusillade762
 
2014-08-05 09:31:44 PM  
I changed my email/bank passwords a few weeks back. I'm not really terrified of my A Song of Ice and Fire fan forum or god forbid...Fark password being cracked.
 
2014-08-05 09:50:26 PM  
But what about the salted hash browns?
 
2014-08-05 10:14:26 PM  
I'm glad that Holden at least revealed the names of the compromised websites. If you've got passwords at any of the websites that have been hacked, it's a good idea to take precautions like changing your passwords immediately.
 
2014-08-05 10:29:46 PM  
"Most of these sites are still vulnerable," said Mr. Holden, emphasizing that the hackers continue to exploit the vulnerability and collect data.

Then there's no point in changing your passwords. They'll just get the new ones.
 
2014-08-05 10:31:03 PM  
500 million email addresses.

Boy that's about as useful as a 10TB collection of country music mp3s.

/PS mail.ru is totally hacked, stay away
 
2014-08-05 10:31:37 PM  
I just went through a change of passwords on all my important sites in the last few months due to heartbleed. Now you're telling me I gotta do it again. This is getting tiresome, you know.
 
2014-08-05 10:32:46 PM  
Can they fix my credit?
 
2014-08-05 10:32:57 PM  
We have discovered that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been stolen! Please sign up for our 30 day FREE Security service.

/I have suspicions.
 
2014-08-05 10:33:51 PM  
Well I guess my password of 12345 is now flawed. maybe i should just change it back to password.
 
2014-08-05 10:34:44 PM  
Meh, no one who speaks Russian could be an evil man
 
2014-08-05 10:35:28 PM  

gonjie: Well I guess my password of 12345 is now flawed. maybe i should just change it back to password.


No, it's got to be something like 12password345 or hunter2.
 
2014-08-05 10:35:59 PM  

gonjie: Well I guess my password of 12345 is now flawed. maybe i should just change it back to password.


Naw, most places won't let you use previously used passwords. Try password12345. It works for me.
 
2014-08-05 10:36:06 PM  

The records, discovered by Hold Security, a firm in Milwaukee, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, including household names, and small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.


Nice advertisement masquerading as an article. Wish I could get my click back.
 
2014-08-05 10:36:37 PM  

ajgeek: gonjie: Well I guess my password of 12345 is now flawed. maybe i should just change it back to password.

No, it's got to be something like 12password345 or hunter2.


*tiny fist*
 
2014-08-05 10:37:06 PM  
I've tried to explain to my friends that they need to add 2-factor authentication to their email accounts.

The holdouts fall into two camps.

1) The somewhat tech literate
"Nah, I simply avoid clicking on suspicious sites and I don't open email attachments that look bad."

2) The morons
"That's too much to remember."
 
2014-08-05 10:37:23 PM  

with great power comes great insanity: 500 million email addresses.

Boy that's about as useful as a 10TB collection of country music mp3s.

/PS mail.ru is totally hacked, stay away


I get spam fairly often from some .ru spam bots. It's pretty obvious. I even got an email from Nigeria claiming that my great uncle, Wilhelm, had died in a car crash; when I have it on good authority that old uncle Wihelm died back in the 80's, in Kansas.
 
2014-08-05 10:38:09 PM  
Farking ruskies.
 
2014-08-05 10:38:13 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: I changed my email/bank passwords a few weeks back. I'm not really terrified of my A Song of Ice and Fire fan forum or god forbid...Fark password being cracked.


Yeah anything could happen, someone could get on fark and troll as me.
 
2014-08-05 10:38:29 PM  

gonjie: Well I guess my password of 12345 is now flawed. maybe i should just change it back to password.


Funny, that's the same passcode I use on my luggage.
 
2014-08-05 10:38:30 PM  
Guys?  The internets?  Woo, new, futurey?

1 / 0.

That's it.  there's nothing else going on, physically.  Ones and zeroes piggybacking on electrons in a specific order.

And when you can deal with it on that level, it doesn't matter how long or gymnastic the password string is.  Or the crappy encryption.  There IS no "data security".  There never was.
 
2014-08-05 10:40:52 PM  
Hey can one of you admins update my password for me? I can't seem to get the form to work. My current password is sassy4saltines! and I want to change it to BlueCollarBootyCallz6969. Thanks in advance.
 
2014-08-05 10:41:19 PM  
Knock yourself out, Yuri. I aint got nothing to steal. Take my student loans while your at it.
 
2014-08-05 10:43:16 PM  
Also, if any of the sites you frequent offer two-factor authentication, you might want to start using it.

/If you haven't already.
 
2014-08-05 10:44:02 PM  
I make all my passwords things like "I'mABigDumbRussianPoopyHead" or "all-hackers-have-tiny-dicks-and-smell-like-farts." That way any actual Russian hackers who discover them will be too embarrassed to use them.
 
2014-08-05 10:45:14 PM  
Even I don't know what my passwords are. Do you think they can retrieve them for me?
 
2014-08-05 10:46:26 PM  
I'll have to change my from reddawn back to wolverines
 
2014-08-05 10:49:21 PM  
media.npr.org
 
2014-08-05 10:50:38 PM  
I've taken to using a pattern on the keyboard with a combination of "hold down shift" here and there. It makes a really rough password to crack and its still easy to remember.
 
2014-08-05 10:51:52 PM  
It's stupid for any business to remember credit card numbers.
 
2014-08-05 10:51:53 PM  
After several successful attempts to log in to my Steam account (Which were apparently successful), I changed all my passwords.

All of them. Nearly every site, including Fark, is randomly generated using KeePassX, and is as long as the site would allow and a mix of Uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols (if allowed).

Only a couple passwords are in a form I can remember, for those accounts I may need to access away from my home computer, and they aren't the same. When available, I always use two-factor authentication.

All this is annoying at first, but once you get used to it, it stops being annoying pretty quickly.
 
2014-08-05 10:55:53 PM  

studebaker hoch: It's stupid for any business to remember credit card numbers.


I wish credit card companies would use one-time throwaway credit card numbers for online purchases.
 
2014-08-05 10:56:05 PM  
Change my password's what?
 
2014-08-05 10:57:36 PM  
Lastpass.  You're welcome.
 
2014-08-05 10:58:29 PM  
I cant change my 3 dozen or so PWs every time some Russian turd hacks something.  I would end up doing nothing but changing my PWs dozens of times per day.

There seems to be a need here that isn't being addressed.  There should be some sort of app or device that stores all of your logins and PWs and randomly changes them, according to strong password rules, every few days.  Needless to say that product would need to have some serious security (I am thinking a fingerprint reading pad) but I don't see any good reason why it couldn't be done.
 
2014-08-05 11:00:39 PM  
So 1234 is hacked? Dammitall.
 
2014-08-05 11:01:42 PM  
That ain't easy subby. I have something like 300-350 passwords.

On another note, I'm sure the NSA is happy to have their new list of 1.5B creds
 
2014-08-05 11:01:47 PM  
I just use passwords for my bank accounts and my credit cards. So, I'm not too worried.
 
2014-08-05 11:02:07 PM  
Wouldn't be easier to just have everybody get a USB dongle like they use for Pro Tools and have all password protected sites look for it and ID you from that, without the actual data being moved off of the dongle?
 
2014-08-05 11:02:09 PM  

Ima4nic8or: I cant change my 3 dozen or so PWs every time some Russian turd hacks something.  I would end up doing nothing but changing my PWs dozens of times per day.

There seems to be a need here that isn't being addressed.  There should be some sort of app or device that stores all of your logins and PWs and randomly changes them, according to strong password rules, every few days.  Needless to say that product would need to have some serious security (I am thinking a fingerprint reading pad) but I don't see any good reason why it couldn't be done.


You just gave hardened criminals an incentive to cut off your fingers.
 
2014-08-05 11:02:19 PM  
Next you'll tell me the user name admin is shot too.
 
2014-08-05 11:02:29 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Can they fix my credit?


You know it's funny. I was thinking that a different way of attacking the US would be through the economy. And an unusual tactic would be to wipe out the debt owed by average Americans to the major banks. Don't make them millionaires, just set their debts--mortgages, student loans, and more--just set them to zero.
 
2014-08-05 11:03:09 PM  

durbnpoisn: I've taken to using a pattern on the keyboard with a combination of "hold down shift" here and there. It makes a really rough password to crack


Nope. Wrong.

The danger isn't some guy sitting at a keyboard trying to guess your password.

The hackers gain access to company sites and grab your user name and password.
 
2014-08-05 11:05:26 PM  

silverjets: studebaker hoch: It's stupid for any business to remember credit card numbers.

I wish credit card companies would use one-time throwaway credit card numbers for online purchases.


My Bank of America Visa gives me that.

Discover abandoned it earlier this year.

/ Thus I abandoned Discover.
 
2014-08-05 11:07:33 PM  

Ima4nic8or: I cant change my 3 dozen or so PWs every time some Russian turd hacks something.  I would end up doing nothing but changing my PWs dozens of times per day.

There seems to be a need here that isn't being addressed.  There should be some sort of app or device that stores all of your logins and PWs and randomly changes them, according to strong password rules, every few days.  Needless to say that product would need to have some serious security (I am thinking a fingerprint reading pad) but I don't see any good reason why it couldn't be done.


The problem is that any system is going to translate your fingerprint image into some sort of code. Now you have the same problem as you do with passwords, and it's easier to change a password than it is to get new fingers. We use USB keys that generate one-time codes and they work pretty well. If you lose one, it might take a few days to get a new one but it's pretty rare; no one on my eight-person team has lost one in over six years. I'm not sure how it would work for consumers accessing random sites all over the place, though, since you're not connecting through one gatekeeper. But I'm sure someone has figured out a few ways around that.
 
2014-08-05 11:07:58 PM  
Did this happen before or after the last "every password you have has been stolen" episode a few months ago?  Pretty soon we may as well just all raw-dog it with no passwords.

Can we finally get decent biometric authentication?  I outlined a pretty solid and secure system once when I was drunk.  It could be used for pretty much any kind of authentication.  Financial transactions (without throwing around account info), websites, door locks, computers, etc.  It also had the option to add secondary verification thru email, sms, etc.
 
2014-08-05 11:08:11 PM  

Jesus Farking Christ: drjekel_mrhyde: Can they fix my credit?

You know it's funny. I was thinking that a different way of attacking the US would be through the economy. And an unusual tactic would be to wipe out the debt owed by average Americans to the major banks. Don't make them millionaires, just set their debts--mortgages, student loans, and more--just set them to zero.


Well it might work cause all the people would do is go out an re-up the debt they had before so you would a few years of prosperity followed by another crash.

/Rinse and repeat
 
2014-08-05 11:08:16 PM  
My comments in Fark can only improve and I already send my mom daily gay porn links anyway. I tell her that I'm hacked.
 
2014-08-05 11:08:22 PM  
macross87:

Was thinking of this. Also these hacks just seem to make passwords stupidly hard to create and remember. Letters upper and lower, punctuation, prime numbers, and a cum sample.
 
2014-08-05 11:10:39 PM  
Yawn. If they have everybody's login and password combo, can you imagine how long it would take them to getting around to using MY login and password to do anything. Herd immunity, biatchez!
 
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