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China trying to hack my Casinomeister account

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions, Announcements, & Feedback' started by ianbeale, Apr 3, 2015.

    Apr 3, 2015
  1. ianbeale

    ianbeale Dormant account PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    uk
    Sorry if this is the wrong place but it is likely to get more views here.

    CM has kindly notified me that someone else tried to access my account here 5 times.

    The IP tracked is 183.222.158.137 which when traced is a Chinese mobile phone account.

    Be wary :)
     
    6 people like this.
  2. Apr 4, 2015
  3. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Monster
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    Happens from time to time on here. Its a Bot.

    Ill report the post so CM can block the IP.

    Nate
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Apr 4, 2015
  5. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Block S25, South Stand, Ashton Gate, BS3
    This is pretty much a daily occurence, not just here with the forum accounts, but with all sites on the internet. These attempts are 99.9% of the time bots, using dictionary brute force attacks on accounts.

    The forum software at Casinomeister is configured so that an account is locked out temporarily after five unsuccessful attempts to sign in, in addition to the automated mail alert sent to the forum account owner's email address. As is the case here :)

    This just reaffirms that you should all use strong passwords, using a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. As well as using upper and lower case letters. Furthermore, your password for here should be unique to your account here on CM and not used elsewhere. Finally do not base your password on a word that can be found in a dictionary.

    The above is all good password management and should be practiced anywhere you have an account online on any site.

    I keep all my passwords in a notepad file on my PCs' at home. If I got mugged in the street and a gun put to my head, I would still be unable to tell anyone any of my passwords. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
    6 people like this.
  6. Apr 4, 2015
  7. naththo

    naththo Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Currently working as a clerk casual part time for
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia.
    Yeah my bitdefender blocks the ip sometimes daily anywhere. Even previously with Norton Security same thing it keep blocking some ip every day. Glad I have 3 firewalls at the same time. First through modem, then through Windows firewall and through Bitdefender firewall. LOL
     
  8. Apr 13, 2015
  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Like webzcas mentioned - it's ongoing. You should make sure you have a strong password - if so, you have nothing to fear.

    Rules of thumb:

    • always use a combination of lower/upper case letters
    • use a few numbers
    • throw in a special ch@racter or two
    • make sure it's at least eight characters in length

    Here is a pretty good tester to see how strong your passwords are:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    BTW - according to that link, the password for this server would take a computer about 6 billion years to crack. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 13, 2015
  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    LOL - the password for GG's server would take a desktop computer a quadrillion years to crack. Yo China - knock yerself out!
     
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  12. Apr 13, 2015
  13. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    I tested mine I have for Facebook. 15 hours :(

    Maybe it's time I start taking this serious.
     
  14. Apr 16, 2015
  15. dreamguardian1

    dreamguardian1 Senior Member MM PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Grad Student, Peer Counselor, Org. Ambassador/Pres
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I will update my password in another 14 years unless it gets hacked sooner, which someone managed to do to my email after the site got hacked last time so i updated all my passwords and i just checked it with the link he provided

    "it would take a desktop PC about 15 Years to crack your password"
     
  16. Apr 29, 2015
  17. amourgirl

    amourgirl Not so Senior Senior Member! mm2

    Occupation:
    Virtual PA
    Location:
    London UK
    11 minutes

    Jesus, better have a rethink.

    Thanks for the link :)
     
  18. Apr 29, 2015
  19. Casino2014man

    Casino2014man Non-Gambler

    Occupation:
    Noneya
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    It would take a desktop PC about
    26 million years
    to crack your password

    :thumbsup:
     
  20. Apr 29, 2015
  21. dave1888

    dave1888 Meister Member PABnononaccred2 mm1

    Occupation:
    Customer Advisor/Stockroom Picker
    Location:
    Bonnie Scotland!
    only "It would take a desktop PC about
    275 days
    to crack your password" Probably should be making my passwords more solid. Not the worst result though. :thumbsup:

    Revamped this one and this what is said It would take a desktop PC about
    465 million years
    to crack your password :cool:
     
  22. Apr 29, 2015
  23. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

    Occupation:
    Casual Stocktaker (Inventory Counter)
    Location:
    Belfast
    Old password: 22 minutes

    New password: 1 million years
     
  24. Apr 30, 2015
  25. 3Dice

    3Dice I-Gaming Industry Representative

    Occupation:
    -
    Location:
    -
    Be wary with that analysis tools guys, there are so many different hacking methods out there ..
    It all comes down to entropy .. here's an insightfull image ..

    China trying to hack my Casinomeister account: passwords.png,Apr 30, 2015

    Cheers,

    Enzo
     
    9 people like this.
  26. Apr 30, 2015
  27. richie1913

    richie1913 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    dj
    Location:
    Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
    Old password 11 minutes :eek:
    my facebook password was 63 million years
    my new password 71 quadrillion years :thumbsup:
     
  28. Jul 1, 2015
  29. Smokeycasino

    Smokeycasino Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    QA
    Location:
    Central California
    Got a message two days ago.
    The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 185.36.100.145

    So I updated password:
    The password I had.
    It would take a desktop PC about 11 minutes to crack your password :(


    New password 15 hours :/
     
  30. Jul 1, 2015
  31. babyjoker

    babyjoker Senior Member mm3

    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    UK
    New password 8 quattuortrigintillion years whatever that is lol

    Imagine if that site actually was a hub setup from pro hackers, steering you towards the best way to get cracked maybe, always be vigilant on the internet, one look at the deep web show's the scale of fraud and hacking and they love hiding in plain site. :thumbsup:
     
  32. Jul 1, 2015
  33. Zabier

    Zabier Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Cardiff
    When you said China was attempting to hack your CM account I thought "what? The government?". Haha.

    It's a massive irritation that these scum bags exist. When busted it is usually that they are simply doing it for sport as well with no sinister motivation behind it which makes it all the more agitating. It's a shame that we have to stay on top of our passwords but such is the world we live in. I use LastPass but not sure that is even flawless now.
     
  34. Jul 3, 2015
  35. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    I've been reading up on this on some webmaster forums and it's a widespread problem. And just in the past couple of weeks, a number of forums (like ours) are seeing an increase of these attacks.

    One of the issues is that the usernames are viewable by the public either in the members' list or via threads and postings. So there is no getting around bots that scrape sites for the forum members' names. There are bots with thousands upon thousands of these user names and hit every forum they can find. The good thing is that there is a fail safe mechanism that blocks a user's IP for 15 minutes if there are 5 bad attempts. This pretty much negates anything the bot can do.

    The thing is, it's a nuisance. No one like getting these emails, it's like you are being personally attacked. In fact, we've had a couple of members wanting me to close their accounts because they were afraid that they were being personally targeted. I can assure you - you are not. And as long as you have a decent password, you are good to go.

    We may have a solution which I will probably implement next week. You will be required to log in with your email address instead of your username. Since your emails are hidden from public view, we should see these attacks drop off.

    I'll be keeping you updated here.
     
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  36. Jul 4, 2015
  37. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

    Occupation:
    Poker Player
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Ha :lolup:

    Just tested my password using that link from the previous page Bryan. 58 years to crack my Casinomeister account, which is about how long PlayTech casinos take to pay out a progressive. So it's safe enough for me :D

    Also tested my online banking password out of curiosity - 425 quintillion years. Pretty safe.
     
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  38. Jul 4, 2015
  39. goatwack

    goatwack enthused hangman CAG

    Occupation:
    Turns Tricks
    Location:
    Londonia
    Yeah my password strength according to that website would take a PC 55 billion years to crack.

    So in essence the duration of waiting for next payday when your gaming budget is gone :mad:
     

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