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taffy078 security question mark over download sites/ have you been hacked
Contributor 27th Jan, 2014 09:04
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Two links that you may wish to check out:

Download sites:

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2014/01/22/why-downl...

Have you been hacked:
http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2014/01/21/find-acco...


Disclaimer!! For what they're worth - after all, these are someone's personal opinion.

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taffy078 RE: security question mark over download sites/ have you been hacked
Contributor 27th Jan, 2014 09:10
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I've just checked on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and my Adobe account was hacked. Luckily Adobe sorted it - or so they said, and I no longer use adobe.

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Maurice Joyce RE: security question mark over download sites/ have you been hacked
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All very well known particularly Softronic which is infested with tracking cookies,ad ware & scare ware.

Not sure PC Pitstop is squeaky clean - I would want to investigate this further before promoting their site!!

https://1ncuig.bn1302.livefilestore.com/y2p6Dke421...

If your Adobe Account was hacked you would have received a series of emails months ago which resulted in your log on password being changed.

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taffy078 RE: security question mark over download sites/ have you been hacked
Contributor 31st Jan, 2014 12:10
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To be honest, Maurice, as a typical PC user I wasn't aware of the sites that had been hacked into and yes Adobe did tell me at the time.

I was amazed at the instant reply on https://haveibeenpwned.com/

I asked why and have been told this:

"Some groups of criminals hacked the web sites of the 9 companies listed on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and got lists of email addresses and hashed (sort of encryption) passwords used to log in on those 9 sites. These lists were made public in underground web sites. The persons behind the haveibeenpwned.com collected the lists and entered the email addresses in a database and when you enter your email address on the web page, the program will check if the email address is in the database and in which list.

If your email address is found, e.g. in the Adobe list, you should log in on the Adobe site and change the password. If you have used the same password on other sites (in combination with the same email address), you should change the password on those sites, too.

More information about the hacking of the Adobe web site:

http://nakedsecurity...asswords-reset/

http://www.zdnet.com...ers-7000022560/

http://www.zdnet.com...ack-7000023065/

http://nakedsecurity...raphic-blunder/"

It's amazing what goes on in the world of computers!


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taffy078 RE: security question mark over download sites/ have you been hacked
Contributor 5th Feb, 2014 09:49
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sorry but I've just been told that my links were truncated. Here are the full links:

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/10/04/adobe-o...

http://www.zdnet.com/adobe-security-breach-actuall...

http://www.zdnet.com/find-out-if-your-data-was-lea...

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/11/04/anatomy...

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