URGENT: If you use same password on MESO that is used on other forums or email accounts...

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Millard Baker, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    URGENT: If you use same password on MESO that is used on other forums or email accounts, please change it immediately.

    There are credible reports that other website forums and vendors have been hacked. If you used the same password on those forums that you use on MESO, you could be at risk.
     
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  2. janoshik

    janoshik Member

    Explicitly naming the said forums and vendors might help keeping the people safe, even if it's just assumptions.
     
  3. 911 !! CHANGE YOUR MESO PASSWORD !! 911 !! :D
     
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  4. fodsod

    fodsod Member

    Done
     
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  5. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Mine is not the same as other forums or email accounts but changing it anyway. Thanks for the heads up Millard and keeping this forum and its members safe. In addition I changed my Protonmail password.
     
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  6. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

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  7. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Seems Steroid-Forums is also under attack from this clown...not just BOP. Possibly other sites affected too. This is gonna get ugly but hopefully this gets dealt with swiftly by the entire community.
     
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  8. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    YES ^^^
     
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  9. EazyE

    EazyE Member

    Done. Thanks for always being on top of things at Meso and around the forums.
     
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  10. BlownStrength

    BlownStrength Member

    Done!
     
  11. Serono

    Serono Member

    If you are using PROTONMAIL(or any email that utilizes 2fa) you better activate 2FA in your protonmail settings immediately.

    This will make it very difficult to compromise your account.

    Download the AUTHY app, and use it for 2FA credentials.

    Go to protonmail then SETTINGS> Security> turn on 2factor authorization.

    You should be using STRONG unique passwords for every site. Stop using the same passwords, stop using weak passwords.

    Get a password manager. Make 1 strong password you can remember, and use it to manage your passwords.

    I have been saying this forever to my clients.... Time to smarten up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
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  12. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Is there any evidence that Meso has been hacked? Meaning if my credentials here are unique to here, I am unaffected? Thanks MB
     
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  13. Meso is solid. The hacker admitted that he got the passwords from hacking the Panda and Dragon websites, then comprised a few members that used the same password for those sites that they do here.
     
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  14. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Thank you for the spoon feeding. Very busy today hacking emails and source web sites
     
  15. Serono

    Serono Member

    I just noticed the form also has 2FA. I would recommend turning it on here asap.

    Do you really want to bank on the word of a hacker? Play it smart.
     
  16. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    No, there is no evidence that MESO has been hacked.

    I would still recommend changing passwords.
     
  17. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    I would highly recommend 2-factor authentication to secure your account on MESO. It's easy. And since most people access MESO via mobiles, the Google Authenticator app is convenient.
     
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  18. Serono

    Serono Member

    I really like AUTHY as it stores an encrypted backup. Google is good but you need to make sure you keep the backup codes for each site, etc. If you lose your phone and don't have the codes safe somewhere you are SOL.
     
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  19. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Will Authy work with Meso?
     
  20. No, but it makes perfect sense. All of the hacked accounts have been pretty open about their dealings with the (comprised) sources.
     
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