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  1. Jim

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    Are you vulnerable?

    Some very large websites and forums including, Adobe, MacRumour and Vbulletin have been hacked very recently. We Have Not Been Hacked (Yet) But, we would be relatively easy prey for these hackers. So what? On the face of it, we have nothing to steal, the only data of yours that we hold is your email address and a made up user name.

    However, encrypted in our database along with your email are the passwords you use to access this site. IF you use the same email and password combination here as you do elsewhere, such as your email provider, ISP, your bank, eBay, Amazon, even a utility supplier etc then if this site is ever hacked, the hackers may well be able to steal from you.

    If you are vulnerable, change your motorhomefun password for something unique that you don't use elsewhere and please do it today, it's a jungle out there in scammer land. :Smile:
     
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    It's easy to change your password. See the screen shots below.
     

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    Done!
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    Got so many bxxxxy passwords, PINs, favourite places, first girlfriend, mother's aunt's friend etc I need a spreadsheet to remember them - Good Luck to anyone who hacks that :Eeek:
     
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    Use a password manager Keith. I couldn't live without one:Smile:
    https://lastpass.com/
    http://www.roboform.com/
     
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    Done
    Thanks Jim:thumb:
     
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    Done also :thumb: hope it's easy for you to tell me what it is when I forget :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Thanks jim. Done. Good reminder to not use same password for too many things
     
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    There are some nasty folk out there. But, they keep me in a job :Smile:
     
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    Done. Thanks Jim.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder Jim:thumb:
     
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    Thanks Jim. All to easy to become complacent .:thumb:
     
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    Done. Thanks Jim.

    If I don't log on for a few days it will be because I have forgotten my password:thumb:
     
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    But how do you know they cannot be hacked? How secure is their site?
    If someone gets hold of your laptop/phone/tablet they will have all your passwords.wont they?
    Would it not be better to keep your passwords on your computer but encrypt them?
     
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    How safe are these password managers? I guess they must be or folk would not use them.

    It just seems a little weird to entrust all your passwords and logins to an anonymous web service....

    I must admit I could do with one, especially for those places I do not login to so frequently.

     
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    i have only just started using lastpass, but it seems good to me; be aware if you do not log out of lastpass before you close down your pc then it will be active when you start up again so immediate access to web sites as and when you try to log in to them.

    the theory is i am sure you know is to have to remember 1 strong password for your password manager:thumb:
     
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    PW changed, thanks for the heads up.
    Cal
     
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    Done. Thanks Jim
     
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    lastpass does encrypt a local register of your passwords. it can also be set to automatically log you into most websites saving you having to look them up

    all protected by a master password. choose something with numbers letters and symbols is best. for instance [HI]thiS123!ismy_paSSword[/HI]. choose something memorable to you and add uppercase letters numbers and symbols to make it a strong password. you wont have to type it too often with a password manager:thumb:
     
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