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Has Armorama been hacked?
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC
My password is really simple,
it is:
***************

CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:11 PM UTC
All I can say then Dean is that they are a pain the the A R S E
TankTalk
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:36 PM UTC
Fascinating. My MacOS has a password generator that would give such randomness. Of course I won't be able to remember them
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 06:42 AM UTC
Dean your password is encrypted on the site and so even a hack does not give that information. What they do get is a list of encrypted passwords that are then cracked as most people use words and dates that a system can figure out, Using random figures, symbols and upper and lower case letters will usually protect you against this issue, but nothing is 100% secure.
TankTalk
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC

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It's not so much the site has been hacked, but the perpetrators have gotten their hands on old (not current) user lists.[ ]



I'm a bit confused as to what form a user list is found and how it is obtained in the public domain containing my current password? Of course this isn't a critical site like banking, but Kit Maker Network is a very large platform. Just googling about this scam, it seems sites with weak security are vulnerable.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:19 PM UTC
That's a pretty common scam spam right now, and not unique to Armorama. It's not so much the site has been hacked, but the perpetrators have gotten their hands on old (not current) user lists. I've gotten a ton of those emails. Not one of them has a password for any account I'm particularly concerned about. If someone wants to hijack my KMN account, I'll be sad, but it won't be the end of the world.

TankTalk
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:05 PM UTC
I just got one of those slimy blackmail emails and the sender knew my Armorama password!! I've since changed it, but if they've hacked the site there should be more....