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Is this for real?

 
 
Mame
 
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 12:31 pm
We are emailing you because you are a registered user of MacRumors.com Forums. We recently had a security leak in our forums. More details can be found in this blog post: http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/12/macrumors-forums-security-leak/

There is a chance that your user data (email address, username, encrypted password) may have been leaked from the site. We recommend you take the following steps:

1. Change your password on MacRumors: http://forums.macrumors.com/profile.php?do=editpassword
2. If you used the same password on other sites, please change those as well.

Is this email real?
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If you are concerned about the authenticity of this email, please visit forums.macrumors.com on your desktop computer and, and there is a notice at the top of the screen that provides the same information.

Why didn't I get this email sooner?
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We are sending out emails as quickly as we can, but sending out a large number of emails at one time results in most of them being blocked as spam.

Wasn't my password encrypted?
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While the passwords are "hashed" (which is a one-way conversion from your actual password to a scrambled version), given computing power these days, if your password isn't very complex, they could brute force figure it out by trying lots of combinations.

This is a one time email.

We sincerely apologize for the instrusion,
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Jack of Hearts
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 12:51 pm
@Mame,
It's just a rumor. Carefully look where it came from - a forum.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 01:20 pm
@Jack of Hearts,
That's what I figured. Thanks. And I know I never signed up for it.
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neologist
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 01:47 pm
@Mame,
Can't say for sure; but one thing to remember is never click on the email link to respond to notices about your account. Always log onto the main page.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 04:36 pm
@neologist,
thanks, I didn't click on anything.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2013 05:26 pm
If I get any suspicious e-mail asking me to click on a link, i don't click it, i delete the whole mail instead
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