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Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 01:49:19

Level 55
This morning when I got on my pc, I logged into my email account and a tab pop-up saying that my account was logged on from somewhere else. I didn't go anywhere or logged into any other computers.

When I clicked on the tab, it showed a map of where my account was open, and it was Open in China. I live in America and I know I did not go to China or been there before. I was like WTF.

I was smart enough to change my password into LOOOOONG Random numbers and letters. Have this ever happen to you? I forgot to mention mu warlight account was hacked years ago with a long story.

That made me realize that I use the same password for all my accounts and everything. Cant the owner of a website review your password and try using it for you actual account?
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 02:07:32

Level 55
Poor Sky :/
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 02:10:59

Richard Sharpe 
Level 59
Yea, Poor sky, accusing Fizzer of relocating to China and hacking his accounts...
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 02:27:30

Level 55
I'm not accusing fizzer, I'm just asking a question if the owner of a website can hack you.

Because I made a website of my clan and I updated quiz and surveys. I just realized that I can review the submitter email, when the submitted it, who they shared it too and all that.

Besides I have an account for dozens of websites.
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 04:33:20

Level 57

WarLight Creator
Yes, it is possible for a site owner to read the passwords of its users. This is why it's a bad idea to use the same password across different sites/systems.

That being said, it's also possible for a site owner to create the site in such a way that they can't read passwords. WarLight is, in fact, constructed this way. There's no way for me to know anyone's password. They're stored only as a salted hash (it's like an unecryptable encryption.)

Of course, there's still nothing to stop the site owner from changing their code so that the next time you log in, they save the password off somewhere. And generally, you never know how a site is written, so you should never trust that they'll keep your password secure. Even big-name sites like Adobe and high-security sites like banks have been discovered were storing passwords in clear text.

The best solution for most people is simple - use a password manager. You can have one password that you remember that gets you into the manager, and then it stores a randomly-generated password for each site. There's no excuse to not be using one these days. If you need one, try LastPass - it's free and works well. I have no affiliation with them.
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 06:17:45

[LN] Lion
Level 57
Fizzer, but won't that allow the site such as LastPass access to all your passwords? Or does it work in a different way than I am seeing it?
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 10:03:30

Level 59
i prefer keepass myself. being a desktop application (so no one is getting your information online) and open source (and certified not to contain suspicious code)
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 11:22:33

Level 60
Probably sleepwalking.
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 12:07:06

ladder player
Level 30
i used to use a ntoebook, but since my sister started reading my joutnal i no longer trust written devices and i use a thing callled brain, mine doesnt work all that well and i keep on losing passwords, is a anyone hacking my brain?
Password Hackers: 2/24/2014 14:48:14

Level 31
and this is why i use a spam email and don't give out my real email
Password Hackers: 2/26/2014 02:04:16

Level 42
skylimit you need better firewall broh and some apple juice.
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