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Someone's Trying to Log In to My Account

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by BigMarcusStud, May 9, 2014.

  1. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    Okay, I just received an email from BHW saying that someone tried to log in to my account with an incorrect password at least 5 times. It also states that the person is prevented from trying to log in to my account for the next 15 minutes.

    An IP address has been provided. I'm not sure why someone is trying to access my account. Anyone else experienced the same? What does BHW do to prevent this? What happens after he tries again after 15 minutes?
     
  2. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    Contact a Mod and let them know what's going on.

    And change your password to something stronger, just to be on the safe side.
     
  3. anilpendu

    anilpendu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i too got the same message
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  4. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I just got the same. Vietnamese i.p Address(Hanoi)
     
  5. Adfirorakib

    Adfirorakib Junior Member

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    Contact with admin or mod please.
     
  6. bartono

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    me too (infection?)
     
  7. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    Sounds to me like some script kiddie trying to brute force the 5 attempts limitation will frustrate most of these folk unless you have an easy password like 0000
     
  8. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Make sure your password is secure, maybe change it. I think It'd be hard to stop people coming in and just logging in with wrong credentials, but for the sake of 15 mins, they aren't doing any harm. After that, they have to fill out the CAPTCHA, so if they really wanna waste their time...
    Bare in mind, it stops THAT IP from logging in for the given time, not you, so just ignore the emails if they carry on.

    (Moved to Forum Suggestions & Feedback).
     
  9. SocialMediaManager

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    Brute Force Kid must have got some accounts till now before his IP gets banned
     
  10. avi619

    avi619 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Got same message.
    Ip address -
    Location - Vietnam.
     
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  11. nuf-ced

    nuf-ced Administrator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for providing the IP avi619 getting it blocked now. If you see another ip let me know
     
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  12. anilpendu

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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    He's gone, don't worry. Banned etc.
     
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  14. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    always go with 20-30+ passwords
    upper lower case + numbers + symbols
    keeps em busy
     
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    Looks like I'm not alone.
    Got the same email 1 hour ago.

    Someone has tried to log into your account on Black Hat Forum Black Hat SEO with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next 15 minutes.

    The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 115.77.132.217
     
  16. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    Good to know I'm not the only one! I thought that I made an enemy here and they're looking for some payback. Haha!

    Thanks! This is the answer I'm looking for. My password is pretty secure.