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Re: Thought of the day.

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:25 pm
by Richard Vo
TODT
Maybe I shouldn't have heard of Murphy's law, because ever since I heard about it, I will get extremely paranoids about any potential bad situation, even a small one

Re: Thought of the day.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:49 am
by Swift
That part of getting older where I would rather munch on a bag of carrots at 11pm than that box full of brownies I got.

Re: Thought of the day.

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:56 pm
by Neocon
Somebody somewhere got a hold of the password I used for several of my social and media accounts and started logging into Twitter, Hulu, Spotify, and Twitch. All sites that use a certain e-mail address as the sign-in name. I was lucky to catch them as they were happening, no serious damage seems to have been done. I went through and changed passwords to pretty much every account I have that I wouldn't want to lose. I've also started setting up two-factor authentication for the sites that have that option.

All of this leads to my thought of the day. Your data isn't really safe. Two-factor authentication goes through a service that can be compromised. Password managers can be compromised. Far too many sites that operate using financial information (Hulu, CBS, Pandora, etc.) do not have two-factor authentication as far as I can tell. Am I any safer now than I was before this happened?

Re: Thought of the day.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:18 am
by decaff_42
Oof. Sorry to hear your accounts got compromised.

Re: Thought of the day.

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:23 am
by Neocon
Thought of the day: There are only two ways to deal with supply shortages when demand is high: Higher prices or rationing. The American government (and probably many others) has decided higher prices are illegal "gouging", so rationing is the only legal option.

Re: Thought of the day.

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm
by Turbofan
^Many stores are rationing now. And glad you caught the jerk/s in action and got your passwords changed. And you already seem to have done that but yes, having a different password for each site is also a good thing. Make your password as long and as complicated as you possibly can. I also try and change my passwords every 3-4 months (or as often as I remember).