You've been pwned! Re: You're one of 28,510,459 people pwned in the...

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    You've been pwned! Re: You're one of 28,510,459 people pwned in the...


    >You're one of 28,510,459 people pwned in the HauteLook data breach

    I am now even wary of submitting info to the website haveibeenpwned.com yet it seems I have signed up for alerts in the past and I got one today:

    You've been pwned!

    You signed up for notifications when your account was pwned in a data breach and unfortunately, it's happened. Here's what's known about the breach:
    Email found:
    Breach: HauteLook
    Date of breach: 7 Aug 2018
    Number of accounts: 28,510,459
    Compromised data: Dates of birth, Email addresses, Genders, Geographic locations, Names, Passwords


    My question is since that hack allegedly occurred 08/18 I have since changed my password for this particular email account sometime very late last year so if my password was obtained from that hack it is now different (and the new one can not be guessed : ) from the old one) so I am assuming that there is no need to change again, right? TIA.
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  2. Eddie Doc's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home Version 1809 OS Build 17763.437
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    phaedruspress said: View Post
    >You're one of 28,510,459 people pwned in the HauteLook data breach

    I am now even wary of submitting info to the website haveibeenpwned.com yet it seems I have signed up for alerts in the past and I got one today:

    You've been pwned!

    You signed up for notifications when your account was pwned in a data breach and unfortunately, it's happened. Here's what's known about the breach:
    Email found:
    Breach: HauteLook
    Date of breach: 7 Aug 2018
    Number of accounts: 28,510,459
    Compromised data: Dates of birth, Email addresses, Genders, Geographic locations, Names, Passwords


    My question is since that hack allegedly occurred 08/18 I have since changed my password for this particular email account sometime very late last year so if my password was obtained from that hack it is now different (and the new one can not be guessed : ) from the old one) so I am assuming that there is no need to change again, right? TIA.
    I would think that if you changed your password after 7 Aug 2018 you shouldn't need to change it again, unless another breach has occurred since you changed it. Just my thoughts.

    Edit: What is HauteLook?
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    If in doubt, always change the password. Better safe than sorry.
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    Always use two factor authentication when its available.
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    Eddie Doc said: View Post
    I would think that if you changed your password after 7 Aug 2018 you shouldn't need to change it again, unless another breach has occurred since you changed it. Just my thoughts.

    Edit: What is HauteLook?
    It is apparently associated with the US retail store Nordstrom where I indeed have an account (scroll down).

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=HauteLook&atb=v146-6__&ia=web
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    Posts : 6,895
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
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    Hi there

    What's pwned !!!! ?????

    (English !!!) not sure

    I'm sure in a few years standard English will split into those over 40 and those under 40 (apart from the regional differences -- USA / Austraila, India etc).

    I hate Twitter, face(farce)book , instagram etc so as I don't use those types of sites I doubt whether this type of thinh has any relevance to me at all --interesting to know just what these people are talking about.

    Another one I haven't a clue about is "Doxing" --- the only thing I can imagine was some old Catholic ritual about "Doxology" which was some sort of Hymn to Holy Ghost or whatever !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    What's pwned !!!! ?????



    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=pwned&atb=v146-6__&ia=web
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    swarfega said: View Post
    Always use two factor authentication when its available.
    This all day.

    Pain in the butt, but it's very effective.
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