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Old 04 January 2011, 18:56   #41
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I was only joking, but I agree in the respect that the vBulletin package would have in built security measures. I'd expect these to be stronger in a newer version though...
The newest version is not always the most secure, versions which have been tried and tested may have fewer vulnerabilities, e.g. there were some significant issues with v 3.8.6! There's also nothing obvious that has changed how passwords are stored* by vB in more recent versions.

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I'd expect these to be stronger in a newer version though...
But don't let your lack of actual knowledge hold you back though!
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But don't let your lack of actual knowledge hold you back though!
Well excuse me for just jumping on the bandwagon, I'm not the leader
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Yes, definitely looks like a spammer trying it on. As far as I know this was an isolated instance but please let me know if anyone else gets one of these messages.
I've just received a similar message about my account on another forum.

As it's getting harder for spammers to register and maintain their own forum accounts I guess we might be seeing more attempts to hijack existing accounts in the future.

There are plenty of random password generator sites on line if anyone needs a hand making up a strong password.
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