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    ***Alert*** View Wise's or my profile from 0730-1045 Eastern? Change your password

    A scammer/spammer is trying a new (to me) method of stealing passwords.

    If you visited my profile or Wise's profile from 7:30-10:45am Eastern and were asked to enter your login info, please change your password.

    Thank you,

    Steven
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    XSS attack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazlo View Post
    XSS attack?
    (mods if you don't want the specifics just delete this, I don't care) It was a simile image that returned a 401 HTTP code. Popped up a basic auth box, I didn't fill it in and click it so don't know what it did from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazlo View Post
    XSS attack?
    t8burst has it right, I think. That or it was javascript piggybacked on a .gif file that mimicked the 401 request.
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    Tricky stuff!

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    What good would it be to them to have a password anyway?

    But that goes to show, never enter your password info, if you don;t expect the login box to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjean423 View Post
    What good would it be to them to have a password anyway?
    They'd be able to PM your friends with spammy links, generating a higher click-through rate for them. (Because, you know, friends trust you not to send them malevolent content.)
    ...it's worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Edwards View Post
    A scammer/spammer is trying a new (to me) method of stealing passwords.

    If you visited my profile or Wise's profile from 7:30-10:45am Eastern and were asked to enter your login info, please change your password.

    Thank you,

    Steven
    I and the Russians stand by you Steven. We are ready to serve and help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Edwards View Post
    They'd be able to PM your friends with spammy links, generating a higher click-through rate for them. (Because, you know, friends trust you not to send them malevolent content.)
    Seems like an awful lot of trouble to generate traffic.
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