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    Just out of curiosity, should we just simply delete the emails? Or should we submit them in for analysis, in order to eliminate the website to block future phishing attempts and/or possible legal action by Jelsoft?
    ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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    I have not heard of any policy regarding proceeding this, so I do not know.

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    • #3
      What emails?
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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      • #4
        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...36#post1699036

        Aren't these phishing attempts usually conducted via email?
        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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        • #5
          Actually that announcement was in response to someone being stupid enough to try and post a phishing attempt on our forums.
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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          • #6
            Phinshing attempts can be very powerful and pursuasive, i almost fell for one once.
            Jut a random internet person.

            A message to all illegal users!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              Actually that announcement was in response to someone being stupid enough to try and post a phishing attempt on our forums.
              Best way to phishing a site, posting it on the main site.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SNN View Post
                Best way to phishing a site, posting it on the main site.
                In addition to the obvious banning of this moron, his domain name is also now censored.
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                • #9
                  Maybe we should be allowed to change our password to something that we already know and something that other people don't know and can't guess because at the moment we get a bunch of letters and numbers which makes it too easy for spammers and phishing to happen.
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                  • #10
                    I think the password system should generate random ASCII characters within the 0-9a-zA-Z range, and the whole "[email protected]#$%^&*()_+-=[]{}|\;:"'.,<>?/" thing...
                    Half the people here save their passwords to a file anyways, I'm almost sure of that.

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                    • #11
                      Why a file and not something like Keepass?
                      @[email protected]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BlueFlame View Post
                        Why a file and not something like Keepass?
                        I wouldn't know, probably cause they don't know about a program called 'Keepass,' such as myself?

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                        • #13
                          I just have a page on my site called passwords.html, far easier way to keep all my passwords easily accessible.


                          (Joking, obviously.) Anyway, adding random symbols could help, though I don't think it's very likely people will be able to brute force the current passwords cost effectively.
                          - TomJames

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TomJames View Post
                            I just have a page on my site called passwords.html, far easier way to keep all my passwords easily accessible.


                            (Joking, obviously.) Anyway, adding random symbols could help, though I don't think it's very likely people will be able to brute force the current passwords cost effectively.
                            (Not joking) In reality some people do this, although they might write it in word or notepad. As long as they password protect the file and store it in a removable flash drive they would have some protection. It's bad enough my own computers remember this stuff for me (remember me option) I'm leery of entrusting a third party somewhere on the web to store this data for me.

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                            • #15
                              I'm so paranoid with my passwords that I keep them on sticky notes stuck to the inside of the door of my safe. I have pretty much a photographic memory, so I can remember the 30 or so that I need to get around, but occasionaly I do have to go look something up.

                              I landed in the hospital once and the wife had a need to get into some protected space for me, so I figured it just made sense to write them down somewhere, but her suggestion of sticky notes on the side of my monitor just didn't sit well with me. Unfortunately, she can't remember the combination to the safe, so she keeps the combination to the safe on a sticky note on the side of her monitor. DOH!
                              Anybody who says "it can't be done" will usually be interrupted by somebody who is already doing it.

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