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Old 30 Jan 2013, 01:10
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People are trying to brute force my account

I have received over 40 emails within the past 2 hours from this site saying that attempts have been made on my password. Here is a list of IP's.
You guys should look into this.

103.10.22.229
103.247.16.2
110.139.118.95
112.5.254.20
113.106.191.164
113.9.163.101
115.182.33.11
118.96.110.208
118.96.52.126
118.97.133.66
118.97.79.124
119.235.54.23
123.125.74.212
125.39.66.147
125.39.66.154
125.88.74.95
186.94.178.236
187.174.250.131
187.72.187.57
190.1.162.42
190.205.230.226
190.76.248.144
197.251.194.167
200.141.202.162
200.70.25.51
201.209.69.131
202.51.118.14
208.163.36.221
212.57.3.94
218.94.149.114
222.57.81.198
49.0.124.102
49.0.124.122
49.0.124.150
49.0.124.230
60.191.19.198
66.35.68.145
78.85.39.109
82.200.254.250
82.99.255.68
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 02:32
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It happens every few months.
As long as your have a secure password, then you have nothing to worry about.
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 02:36
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It ain't people, it's likely one person, with software designed for it.
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 18:08
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Yah i got it too yesterday..
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 18:14
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Now would be a good time to change the directory name of your admincp/modcp. If it happens again a few month's later, change it again!
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 18:54
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Oh jeeze

I just got like 5 emails saying my account was locked do to failed account breakin attempts. What do I do?
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 19:57
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Er, nothing I suppose. Since you seem to be logged in...
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Old 30 Jan 2013, 20:16
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Er, nothing I suppose. Since you seem to be logged in...
Just a bit alarmed, thats all.
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 16:09
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As long as you do not have common/easy to guess passwords there is nothing to worry about. The vBulletin lock-out system more or less makes brute force almost impossible.

That said you'd be surprised how many accounts they can find simply by trying the 5 or 10 most common passwords (including the username as the password.)

A site like VB.org with tens of thousands of users if they try a hundred users they can probably get 2 or 3 accounts.

It's all percentages.
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 17:14
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Good so a long, alpha numeric password is perfect for vBbulletin
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 20:24
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It doesn't even really need to be long. It can be long and be deciphered. What it needs is a random combo of caps, lowercase and numbers. And even better if you can include special characters.
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Old 01 Feb 2013, 02:56
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https://www.atomicorp.com/products/asl.html

I installed it, tweaked it, and never looked back.
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 15:00
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I've gotten well over 100 this morning alone. It's all good to say "don't worry", but when you're getting craploads of emails about it, it's definitely annoying. One would think the makers of the forum software would be better prepared.
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 15:22
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Same here, about 150 emails in the past hour. I haven't been on this site in years. Does anyone know how to delete your account here? Is it possible, because I looked and couldn't find it anywhere.

thanks and good luck.
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Old 02 Feb 2013, 15:55
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One would think the makers of the forum software would be better prepared.
Better prepared for what exactly ? The software is doing its job.
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