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Steven P.    14,234

Hi,

Its come to my attention that a member is mailing people fake validation emails in which a password is requested for validation. Neowin will never ask you for your password because us admins can get all the info we need from the database should it be required.

Ignore such requests or PM an admin for further assistance. The mails may look like they are coming from Neowin but they aren't.

EDIT 6/6/2005:

I'd just like to alert members to the fact that we've noticed a recent batch of spoof emails doing the rounds. They pretend to be from support@neowin.net and take you to a 3rd party site.

We can only remind members that we NEVER ask for your password. If you do get a spoof email pretending to be from us, we'd love to hear about it. Please PM an admin or a supervisor with the message, and the full headers.

To see this e-mail, click here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?show...#entry586026631

Thanks

Edited by shockz

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MrWatchDawg    0

*Damm I got caught* haha j/k but seriously Ill keep a watch out and I AM good at it since I am a "WatchDawg" but thats MrWatchDawg do you mister ;)

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rand0m.bullet    33

Thanks for the headsup :)

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John    7

what use would someone have with someone's neowin account? :huh: it's not like it's a bank account or anything :wacko:

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Keldyn    1

What else can I say? There are some pretty screwed up people out there.

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Daniel F.    598
what use would someone have with someone's neowin account? :huh: it's not like it's a bank account or anything :wacko:

if they had your a/c details they could get u permanently banned from neowin - especially if they didn't like you, upset all your neowin friends, steal ur a/c and/or change ur information etc. etc.

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Steven    80

eeeeepppp speaking of security issues, is the message board patched with the 2 IPB 1.1.2 Security Fixes? :unsure:

Here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...2680&hl=patches

Anyway, I think its pretty sick what people attempt to do, but with a little common sense you shouldn't get fooled, once you've registered and confimed your account there should be no reason why you have to do it again.

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OrangesOfCourse    12
if they had your a/c details they could get u permanently banned from neowin - especially if they didn't like you, upset all your neowin friends, steal ur a/c and/or change ur information etc. etc.

they would also have your password... which you use the same one from other sites... they could control those as well :|

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Darran    0
eeeeepppp speaking of security issues, is the message board patched with the 2 IPB 1.1.2 Security Fixes?  :unsure:

Here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...2680&hl=patches

Anyway, I think its pretty sick what people attempt to do, but with a little common sense you shouldn't get fooled, once you've registered and confimed your account there should be no reason why you have to do it again.

I was wondering that too :unsure:

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MrWatchDawg    0

/me thinks this is one of neobonds evil schemes to try to get my password ;) well boo yah you aint getting it.

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aem4162    0

thanks (Y)

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Daniel F.    598
eeeeepppp speaking of security issues, is the message board patched with the 2 IPB 1.1.2 Security Fixes??:unsure::

Here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...2680&hl=patches

Anyway, I think its pretty sick what people attempt to do, but with a little common sense you shouldn't get fooled, once you've registered and confimed your account there should be no reason why you have to do it again.

I was wondering that too :unsure::

Powered by Invision Power Board v1.1.2 /w patches:))

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Guest Ryan   
if they had your a/c details they could get u permanently banned from neowin - especially if they didn't like you, upset all your neowin friends, steal ur a/c and/or change ur information etc. etc.

I suspect that's what happened to me not too long ago but I won't go into that.... :unsure:

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Mike Douglas    0
Neowin will never ask you for your password because us admins can get all the info we need from the database should it be required.

I thought IPB passwords are encrypted using md5 and very hard to crack :cry:

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Steven    80
eeeeepppp speaking of security issues, is the message board patched with the 2 IPB 1.1.2 Security Fixes??:unsure::

Here: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...2680&hl=patches

Anyway, I think its pretty sick what people attempt to do, but with a little common sense you shouldn't get fooled, once you've registered and confimed your account there should be no reason why you have to do it again.

I was wondering that too :unsure::

Powered by Invision Power Board v1.1.2 /w patches:))

Thanx for the heads up Voodoo(Y)).

Too bad it doesn't say that at the bottom.:pp

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Samoa    0

I keep myself posted. ;)

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Shibby    1

i think i just been had by this F**k i gunna change my password again.

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Shibby    1

i changed my password does this make a diffence now since it has been changed.

also i got it on my hotmail.

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Phoenix_25    0

I think kidd0 did it!!!! :blink: :wacko: :woot: :devil: :doctor: :jump: :bounce: :hump:

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housegroover    0
they would also have your password... which you use the same one from other sites... they could control those as well :|

Unless you can read ******* they can't copy your password.

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Mad Panda    0

Thanx for the warning neobond, i will keep a look out.

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Miyagi Son    0

lol is someone trying the good old password flood. that is an oldie

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Oblivion    0

Oh no..& i thought that Microsoft's products are the only one in the world which need patching :)

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Jay    0
I thought IPB passwords are encrypted using md5 and very hard to crack :cry:

<extremely late>

They are, but if you give your password away, they can change it easily from the User CP.

</extremely late>

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JMann    2

Cheers for the heads up dude.

JMann

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