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    Someone is repeatedly trying to login to my account???

    Between 5 and 8 AM this morning, someone tried to login to my Spyderco Forum Account at least 15 times (3 of the 5-wrong-password-attempt e-mails). The same thing happened on June 6th. Help? Is there anything I can do about this?

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Blerv's Avatar
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    How do we know it's really you?

    In all seriousness, I would change my password.
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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Pinetreebbs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blerv View Post
    How do we know it's really you?

    In all seriousness, I would change my password.
    Yes, and on any other web site I frequented.
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    I changed my password already today, yep. My question is this- why would someone want my Spyderco forum account? Amazon, e-mail, eBay, that makes "sense" but why would someone care about my Spydie account?

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    It could be a spam bot your ID is short and not too unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinetreebbs View Post
    It could be a spam bot your ID is short and not too unique.
    Haha that's quite an understatement.

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    Hmmm...looks like you are getting FLOODED with spam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ackerman View Post
    Hmmm...looks like you are getting FLOODED with spam?
    2 of every kind of spam ever created

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    Hi Noah,
    It's not "someone". It's a bot and they hit nearly every site on the internet. Sadly we can't stop them completely. The best thing you can do is ensure you are using a difficult password and it is strongly recommended that you use different passwords on other sites. The programmers of these bots hope for people with simple passwords and once they get through they'll attempt to use the same login information elsewhere... somewhere other than a forum that could actually give them gains while harming a person who didn't follow wise online protocol.

    We do everything possible to stop them, but each user has to take precautions of their own.

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