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Windows 7: Somebody has tried to access my account on another forum

18 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Somebody has tried to access my account on another forum

Hi there you security Guru types!

I have received notice that a rarely used account on another forum has been locked due to 5 failed attempts to login using my details.

Is this something I should be concerned about?

I have the offenders IP address and thus is there anything I could be doing with these details?

As you can see, I would never make it onto a hacking team but am I being worried for no reason?

Thank you in advance.

Andy


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18 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't think I have had this problem or am I a security expert.
If it was me I would get in contact with the administrators of the Forum in question. Give them what information you have about this hack attempt.
If anybody else has use of your computer I would be asking some questions.
I would also change my password on the Forum in question.
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18 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think that everything worked the way it was supposed to, and I agree that you should change your password on a regular basis. Change it now, just to be sure that they weren't successful on that sixth attempt, but otherwise, I think the forum did what was supposed to happen when an errant login attempt was made.
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18 Sep 2013   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Absolutely change your password to that account, using another computer ... don't use the computer you created the account on.
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19 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice, it is much appreciated.

Andy
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19 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Jacee has a very good point; as always.
Your computer could be infected and reading new passwords as fast as they are created.
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