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Old Fri, May-17-19, 10:14
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Yesterday I had two email notifications that my account was locked out due to someone exceeding the 5 attempts at logging in with the wrong password. And it wasn't me. When I looked up the IP address provided it was across the country. This concerns me. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Old Fri, May-17-19, 10:22
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Yesterday I had two email notifications that my account was locked out due to someone exceeding the 5 attempts at logging in with the wrong password. And it wasn't me. When I looked up the IP address provided it was across the country. This concerns me. Has this happened to anyone else?
Yes, it's happened to others, including moderators I'm not sure what's the problem, and so it would be wise to change your password to be safe. The webmaster has been notified.


Doreen

p.s. - I've merged your post with an earlier thread on this matter to keep the discussion in one place
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Old Fri, May-17-19, 12:03
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Had the same thing happen to me this morning. I logged on earlier with no problem and had not been trying again until I had an e-mail from admin.
Then I tried to sign in and got the same message.

Different IP address than mine but I changed my network password anyway.
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Old Fri, May-17-19, 15:35
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While I still don't know 100% what's the problem, I want to encourage everyone to change your password . This is just good sense anyway, so now's as good a time as any to do it

Don't use the same password all over the web. Especially don't use the same password here as you use for online banking!!! A good tip is to use a mix of numerals, upper and lower case letters. Where possible, add in a few symbols, such as #$%. Check this article .. How to Create a Strong Password (and Remember It)

"password123" is NOT a strong password. Just sayin'


Hope this helps

Doreen
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Old Sat, May-18-19, 08:06
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And when you log in, and it says "password not found" - "not found" is not a good idea to change your password to

Bob
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Old Sat, May-18-19, 10:26
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Thanks! I appreciate the quick response. And I feel better knowing it wasn't just me. I did change the password right away to something more complex.
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Old Tue, May-28-19, 15:49
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My account was locked again last night due to someone/something trying to log in to it. Sadly, I do not feel safe using this website anymore.
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Old Wed, May-29-19, 04:46
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Jane, I have read some comments to you that this doesn't happen with a Mac but I have a Mac and it happened to me several times. I changed my network password and also my password to this site and still got the error message.

Hasn't happened again in the last week or so.
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