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Old 02 Oct 2015, 22:04
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Please read, Admin or staff

I received an email that I had tried signing in and my account was blocked too many attempts.
The ip reported as 95.70.240.115
This is not my ip and is in Turkey.
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Old 02 Oct 2015, 22:11
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Yes the same thing happened to my account.
I use a random generated password so it's not likely that someone will be able to figure out my password.
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Old 03 Oct 2015, 01:56
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This happens about every three months. You have nothing to worry about if you have a strong password.
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Old 04 Oct 2015, 13:14
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Idem for me
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Old 05 Oct 2015, 12:00
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Updated the title, there is no need for it to be all caps, we can read normal titles you know

As Lynne says, we get hit by these brute force attacks every few months, the software does its job and blocks them.
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Old 05 Oct 2015, 12:40
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One of these days the email will state "Remnants of Kryptonite were found on scene" then I shall worry Paul, I shall! Until then you're Dr. Pepper's Safe with me!

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Old 16 Oct 2015, 02:05
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do many people have experienced this?
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Old 16 Oct 2015, 13:51
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Not sure about how many to-date but it does occur every so often. This happens on countless sites so it's more so "who's doing it" versus any particular software being susceptible.

Make sure your password for ANY site is very long 18+ characters (or the max allowed) and very strong.

Example of strong password:

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Example of weak password:

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It's a simple phrase in a sense but is also 18 characters using both upper and lower case, numbers, and special characters such as ! and % which is much more secure than the one shown bottom which is simply all lower case and a plain word with a few numbers. The top password shown very strong and more secure than the one shown bottom.
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Old 16 Oct 2015, 13:52
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do many people have experienced this?
Has never happened to me
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Old 16 Oct 2015, 14:55
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It's happen to me here about 10 times ...no worries ...
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