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Old 03-05-20, 10:33 AM
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I just got this e-mail. Do I need to do anything ?

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Tue, Mar 3, 1:30 PM (2 days ago)


Dear 3alarmer,

Someone has tried to log into your account on Bike Forums with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 193.169.255.102

All the best,
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....because that was not me, so it would appear someone is trying to access my account and mess with me.
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Old 03-05-20, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post

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....because that was not me, so it would appear someone is trying to access my account and mess with me.
I almost had it.
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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
I almost had it.

... FWIW, being me is no bed of roses.
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Old 03-05-20, 11:45 AM
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...the good part of this is that suddenly, in a world where I felt meaningless, I now feel important enough that someone would try to get into my account here.
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Old 03-05-20, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
... FWIW, being me is no bed of roses.
I still almost had it.
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It would appear that IP address is in Poland.
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I would change the password on the email account associated with BF. Someone may have gotten into that and is trying to access any accounts you've gotten emails about.
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If you're concerned that someone is attempting to log in to your account, I suggest changing your password. I will also investigate the matter.
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Originally Posted by IBJoel View Post
If you're concerned that someone is attempting to log in to your account, I suggest changing your password. I will also investigate the matter.
...I will do this today. Thank you. It's not like I have much reputation left to protect anyway.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...the good part of this is that suddenly, in a world where I felt meaningless, I now feel important enough that someone would try to get into my account here.
I hope you are not being serious. Young cat, old cat, every day is a discovery. Or can be.
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I hope you are not being serious. Young cat, old cat, every day is a discovery. Or can be.
...there is a certain perverse joy in becoming of little use to the rest of the world. It doesn't cut down on the adventures, just frees up your expectations for the results.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
It would appear that IP address is in Poland.
...then it might be my Polish immigrant Bubbie, trying to guilt trip me from beyond the grave.
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...there is a certain perverse joy in becoming of little use to the rest of the world. It doesn't cut down on the adventures, just frees up your expectations for the results.
Then a revelation occurs and you resume the quest. The only validation you need is from yourself.
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To be more specific, it is a TOR exit node in Poland.
https://www.ip2location.com/demo/193.169.255.102
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...someone was probably looking for a sock puppet to post Polish jokes, and thought I would be an easy target. Bastards !!
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...someone was probably looking for a sock puppet to post Polish jokes, and thought I would be an easy target. Bastards !!
Very Deceitful.
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