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Was Rav4World Part of the Big Hack to Automotive Forums?

It looks like Rav4World is one of the forums in this group:

45 Million Accounts Hacked At Some Of The Biggest Car Forums

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Yes, all VerticalScope(Autoguide) forums were hit. There's a sticky on it.
https://www.rav4world.com/forums/145-...ty-update.html

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I changed my password today to something so complex that I cannot keep in my mind.

Here is an interesting site: http://passwordsgenerator.net/

It would be amusing if they were supplying output to the hackers' dictionary.

(A lifetime ago I was a sysadmin for a super secure system. I'm jaded!)

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Yeah I use LastPass as a password manager. All of mine are far too complex to actually memorize.
https://lastpass.com/

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For the low risk forums I use, I just generate a 36^12 password that is 62 bits strong. Firefox saves it for me. That's good enough for forums. But everything here is sent plaintext... Damn.
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great... too many passwords saved in the same place, old software version with security holes, old encryption that is easy to decript... somebody was not doing there job!

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What's annoying / depressing / infuriating to me is, VS knew about it... in February. They're JUST NOW telling everyone, 4 months later. WTF.

VerticalScope Systems Hacked, 45 Million Users Affected

Hacker steals 45 million accounts from hundreds of car, tech, sports forums | ZDNet

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