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NEW SIGN UPS

By dissectingsound ·
JUST FYI BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY. IM NEW TO THIS FORUM AND I POSTED UP ON THIS FORUM WITH A SIMILAR ACCOUNT NAME AND SAID SOME STUFF THAT PPL ON HERE DIDN'T LIKE AND NOW I CAN'T LOG INTO MY HOTMAIL ADDRESS AND THEY ARE DELETING POSTS ON ANOTHER FORUM. I WASN'T GOING TO POST UP ON HERE AGAIN BUT AFTER THAT I FELT THE NEED TO TELL ANYONE NEW TO BE CAREFUL WHO YOU CONVERSE WITH ON HERE.

ALSO EVEN IF YOUR TRYING TO GET HELP YOU MIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS. THIS OTHER PERSON POSTED A LINK TO SOME FIREWALL SOFTWARE THAT I SHOULD TRY AND I NEVER INSTALLED IT BUT RESEARCHED IT AND IT HAD A TROJAN IN IT.

JUST BE CAREFUL SOME OF THE PPL THAT REGULARLY POST ON THIS FORUM SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED.

HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE!

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Really now,

by normhaga In reply to NEW SIGN UPS

You do not need to yell at every one.

Sorry about your security problems; it sounds like you need to be a little more careful of your passwords and possibly not use the same one for every site you visit. After all passwords are sent plain text here and any one, any where in the chain can view them. You need to check your system as well because you just might have a backdoor in it, this is fairly common in a Windows box.

The people on this site mostly have better things to do than run around playing in others accounts. If you were a bank or fortune 500, well maybe... but you are a nobody, so why bother?

Trojans are common in any freeware on the net, try again.

Finally, working with computers and software every day, I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing so dangerous to a computer or system security as an uninformed end user. I have seen people complain about virus when they either have no anti virus or it is has been expired for over a year, I have seen someone take a working computer out the door, reach their car and delete the wireless drivers and walk back in the door complaining that the wireless does not work when they checked it before they walked out the door. I have seen people like you click on a phishing link and complain when money leaves their bank account. One of the most stupid things I have seen is with one user who repeatedly sets his power switch from 120 to 220 and then complains that the computer does not work; the first two or three times the switch was reset and the computer was sent home free, the next time $5.00 was charged, the next $15.00, the next 25.00, yesterday, $50.00. There is a lot you seem to assume, are you like this guy?

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Sorry I wasn't screaming,

by dissectingsound In reply to Really now,

I just had caps lock on....

There are a lot of people that use the same password for a lot of sites so they don't have to remember them all. If someone is pulling passwords from posts and using them they are doing something wrong. And if this is so then the site needs to be fixed so that is not possible.

I do not have a virus. I have a virus scanner running. I have a firewall setup. As you can see in the original post I never installed that software. Trojans drop off bad things or overwrite core windows components. I'm not assuming anything, just simply telling new signups to be careful.

That hotmail account didn't matter to me. So no worries. I have been on forums before and I know the dangers of putting your personal info on them because there are bad people out there that will search for that private info and mess with you.

If its an admin or moderator that has the ability to read passwords and mess with people then that issue needs to be addressed also.

I'm just trying to be a good person and let the people know that don't know. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Pulling passwords

by tcavadias Staff In reply to Sorry I wasn't screaming,

Members can not pull passwords from a "post" as you claim. Moderators also do not have access to members passwords.

Since your "old" TR account is active and you have managed to successful log into as of today, I would make this suggestion to you - one log back in - change both your user id (so its not your email addy) and change your password. If you have forgotten your password, you can have it reset.

-Tammy :-)

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kinda strange

by dissectingsound In reply to Pulling passwords

It was my hotmail that was changed...

I have had that junk hotmail for some time now, never had any problems loging into it before I started posting on here. kinda strange that that happened and posts on other sites were deleted after just posting on here.

I know its possible for forums to log ips, as well as other info.

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So its not your TR account..

by tcavadias Staff In reply to kinda strange

but your hotmail account having trouble? If that is the case then why the new TR account? You could have simply changed your user id and your email addy for your "old" account. And changed your password as well.

Regarding your hotmail account, I might suggest you contact Microsoft and have them investigate the reason behind your being unable to access.

-Tammy :-)

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new T.R.

by dissectingsound In reply to So its not your TR accoun ...

I got the new T.R. account for consistency.

Like I said I made up that junk hotmail account just in case something like this would happen.

Everything with my real hotmail account is fine.

Thanks for taking a look into it.

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"I made up that junk hotmail account "...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to new T.R.

so now you have informed us that you can't be trusted.

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I believe that norms point...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Sorry I wasn't screaming,

is that your password could be pulled from anywhere, not just here.

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TR Moderators

by Tig2 In reply to Sorry I wasn't screaming,

Do not know your password.

This board is mostly self moderated. We have a moderator that we share with a couple of sister sites.

However your hotmail was hacked, it did not come from anyone here.

Starting a thread with your capslock on is not the best way to introduce yourself to this community.

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Your computer ignorance is glaring

by jdclyde In reply to Sorry I wasn't screaming,

There is nothing "pulled" from your posting on TR.

The only way someone could get it is if you got yourself a keystroke logger on your system, which means you brought it upon yourself.

This is not a hacker community, and it would be rare to have an issue such as you so poorly described.

A tip for you in the future. Have TWO passwords. One for important things and one for unimportant things.

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