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Account Security Risk?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Pinco, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    I've just received a message from the EA Forgot Password service for all my accounts, and I have not requested it.

    Should I start to be worried about it?
     
  2. Xalan Dementia

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    id start changing passwords, email and uo accounts.
     
  3. Kas Althume

    Kas Althume Crazed Zealot
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    This happened a couple years ago for alot of us.
     
  4. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    I've immediately changed all the passwords, and I change passwords every month...

    What happen last time?
     
  5. Xanth de Orlig

    Xanth de Orlig Journeyman
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    I just ignored them, and changed my passwords for everything ... got them occasionally for a few weeks ... then it died off I believe ... I just refused to open them after the first one or two, once I heard others were getting them, and they were apparently not officially EA emails.


    Did freak me out at first, but no harm came for me.

    Something to do with the uo.com site or something last time i believe? Can't remember the specifics ...
     
  6. Storm

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    Phishing attempt dont respond or do anything with them except delete thats what i did
     
  7. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    if you get an email saying that your password has been requested, this means that someone knows all of your account names and entered them 1 by 1 so you would have multiple emails, however they would need to know your email address and password for your email in order to find out what the passwords for your uo account names are
     
  8. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    no these mails came from EA forgot password service, because inside there is my password... It is like when someone is trying to retrive the password and steal it from the mail :|
     
  9. jradar71

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    What the above poster says is true. Someone knows your account name and they are going to the account management screen. There they enter your account name and hit "forgot password". Hence you getting the email with your password in the email. It is harmless UNLESS like stated before... they also need to know your email address and password to your email account.

    As an added piece of mind do the following:

    Download a free virus scanner called "Malwarebytes". Run this to make sure that there are no viruses on your computer. If you constantly work on the same computer then try to use something else (ie.. laptop or other location) and change your passwords from that PC instead of your normal one. If nothing comes up on the virus scan and you change passwords from a different location you can rest assure that you will be fine.

    However, it should be an alert that someone is phishing for your information.
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    If I remember right, the way someone explained it was this:
    some kind of name generator is used to request lost passwords - any that returns an answer 'email sent' tells the sender that he has found a genuine user account name, he can then try to break the password with a similar generator.
    I've probably not worded that very well, I don't understand it too clearly. It's all a bit 'brute force' and if you've got a reasonably strong password you're not likely to have any problem.
    I think.
     
  11. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    well, let's hope they fail :/
     
  12. BlissMarie

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    No one needs your account names to have mail like that sent to you.

    There is an option to enter your email address, if you can't remember you account name. So, if someone knows your email address, they can enter and submit it and you will get mail.

    BlissMarie
     
  13. SixUnder

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    it is icq

    the toolbar has software that is messing with the UO client causing crashes...

    and i think its allowing access...

    i am a programmer, still working on the kinks...dont quote me but there might be a issuse with it.
     
  14. Xalan Dementia

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    that will email him with a list of his account names, but not password. If he is getting an email with a password in it that does mean they know his account name and are attempting to get a password.
     
  15. BlissMarie

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    Oops, you are right. I apologize for the error.
    I just dug through my email and now see that is what I got back in 2005. I was thinking it contained other information.

    BlissMarie
     
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    I found something interesting the other day, if you think you have a keylogger on your computer, try using the inbuilt keyboard with windows. Press the Windows button and the letter "U" and it will bring up a option to open a onscreen keyboard which you can use to type in a password or other sensitive information which should not be picked up by a keylogger.

    Elf.