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Old 20 December 2010, 02:43   #1
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RIBNET attack?

I have received three e mails stating someone tried numerous times to access my RIBnet account and the IP addresses were not mine. Has anyone else been subject to this. The attempts were all around 0630 when I was out this morning

Just looked further at e mails and the e mails state that more than 5 attempts with the wrong password and this was three e mails at different times so at least 15 attempts
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Old 20 December 2010, 04:04   #2
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Have you still got the IP address?
Isn't it possible to trace an IP address, thats if it isn't a public computer?
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Old 20 December 2010, 05:28   #3
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Ian, please forward the emails to me and I'll have a look at them.
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Old 20 December 2010, 06:30   #4
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Chewy, yes the IP addresses came with the notifications, I have sent them to John to look at.
I did quickly search on and it came back as a spammer IP I think
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Old 21 December 2010, 03:38   #5
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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.

Also if anyone has an obvious or easily guessed password please update it to something a bit more cryptic.
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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.

Also if anyone has an obvious or easily guessed password please update it to something a bit more cryptic.
i've only just got used to my 123456
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Old 21 December 2010, 04:04   #7
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Also if anyone has an obvious or easily guessed password
The problem there Boss, is does a RIBtwit with the password 1234 actually know that it's a weak password.
Very common (therefore bad) passwords:

123456
password
12345678
qwerty
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111111
monkey! What were you thinking?

more here

My password is very weak/bad, but I thought "how much worse could the posts be if someone else made them?"
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The problem there Boss, is does a RIBtwit with the password 1234 actually know that it's a weak password.
Very common (therefore bad) passwords:

123456
password
12345678
qwerty
abc123
111111
monkey! What were you thinking?

more here

My password is very weak/bad, but I thought "how much worse could the posts be if someone else made them?"
you forgot
open
itsme
opensezme
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Old 21 December 2010, 04:32   #9
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you forgot
open
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opensezme
Sorry Biff, didn't spot your post there
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Is "letmein" no good either then
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