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exCanuck

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Hackers are picking your pockets.

They hack your simple passwords to log into our forum and change your email to theirs. The hackers also change your password, so the you cannot log into your own account. When you try a password recovery, guess who gets notified that the password isn't working? NOT YOU because the hackers changed the email associated with your membership. You won't be able to gain access to your account without contacting our staff.

The hackers post fake "saw for sale" ads and encourage other honest members to PayPal via Friends and Family so that buyers can NOT get the money back. PayPal will not help anyone who uses PayPal Friends & Family payments.

With these fake ads, people think they're emailing or DMing you, but they're really contacting the hackers, so all comms are lies.

By the way, if you have a simple password that gets hacked here or anywhere, it goes into the hackers' database so they can find your accounts everywhere and hack you repeatedly - even your bank account.

1. DO NOT USE SAME PASSWORD IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES.
2. DO NOT USE SIMPLE PASSWORDS ANYWHERE.
3. ENABLE TWO STEP VERIFICATION HERE, NOW.
 
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Wilhelm

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Can the alteration of the account bound email be blocked so that Admin/Mod approval and confirmation is required?

Just a thought as it might help the owner of the hacked account to still "recover" his/her account and Admins/Mods might be alerted faster.
 

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Can the alteration of the account bound email be blocked so that Admin/Mod approval and confirmation is required?

Just a thought as it might help the owner of the hacked account to still "recover" his/her account and Admins/Mods might be alerted faster.
Or at least a notice to both the mods and the original email that the email has been changed.
 

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Can the alteration of the account bound email be blocked so that Admin/Mod approval and confirmation is required?

Just a thought as it might help the owner of the hacked account to still "recover" his/her account and Admins/Mods might be alerted faster.

Or at least a notice to both the mods and the original email that the email has been changed.

@exCanuck is this a possibility?
 
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