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Post# 1034836   6/8/2019 at 17:09 (363 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        

How do I change my password for this site?

Post# 1034837 , Reply# 1   6/8/2019 at 17:25 (363 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I've been wondering the same thing.  I believe there was a time when we could do it easily.  But last time I looked at my profile, I didn't see an option to change the password.  

Post# 1034848 , Reply# 2   6/8/2019 at 19:57 (363 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Maybe the next time the site asks you to log in there will be an option to change it, or a "forgot password" process you can initiate and make the change that way.

Post# 1034867 , Reply# 3   6/9/2019 at 04:40 (363 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Get hold of Robert.

Post# 1034881 , Reply# 4   6/9/2019 at 10:18 (362 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

Actually in 18 years of running this site I've never implemented a password change system. It's been on my to-do list for years, I'll try to look into that sometime soon within the next few weeks.

Post# 1034899 , Reply# 5   6/9/2019 at 14:27 (362 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        

Thanks, Robert

I ask because my browser alerted me that the password I used had been hacked at some time. I usually change passwords on all of the sites I log in to very frequently for security purposes but have never thought to do this one until now, so I started looking to change it.

Thanks again.

Post# 1034903 , Reply# 6   6/9/2019 at 14:50 (362 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        
Browser Alert?

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Seems unlikely a web browser can directly determine that a password has been hacked.

What browser are you using?

Perhaps the advisory was bogus from a malware infection or a (pop-up) advertisement / solicitation for some sort of security software?† Or was it via an e-mail that you received?

I get e-mail advisories almost daily from various eastern, Asian, and Russian sources warning that this or that e-mail password has been hacked and the perp installed software to take control of my webcam and keyboard, took screen-caps of porn content, webcam shots of me watching it, captured my contact list, and will send the images to all of them unless I pay hundreds of dollars ransom to a BitCoin account.

The tricks are that 1) while the e-mails referenced are valid addresses, all of them but one are forwarders that don't have any passwords that can be hacked ... and 2) I don't have a webcam (well, I do but haven't used it in several years and it's disconnected from the computer) ... which makes ALL the warnings bogus.

Post# 1035108 , Reply# 7   6/11/2019 at 16:37 (360 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        

Google Chrome.

Google has a password manager function that will generate secure passwords for you, but it will also notify you when you are using a password that has been Hacked and compromised. I had to log on to the site to write this and there is a big red notice on the top part of this page I am typing right now.

Post# 1035159 , Reply# 8   6/12/2019 at 13:06 (359 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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use the snippingtool and take a screenshot of the message please.

I ask because I have not heard of Chrome's password manager checking against a known passwords list and am concerned you may have a bad extension installed.

windows key + r to get the run dialog, type snippingtool press enter.

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Post# 1038532 , Reply# 9   7/17/2019 at 15:22 (324 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        

Here is a snip of the message received. I had to log back on to get this message.

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Post# 1038533 , Reply# 10   7/17/2019 at 15:29 (324 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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Is this some kind of phishing scam to get the users id info? Iíve never seen this before on,and I would imagine that if it was valid, Robert would have given us all a heads up about it.


Post# 1038544 , Reply# 11   7/17/2019 at 16:55 (324 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I agree with Eddie.  

Post# 1038549 , Reply# 12   7/17/2019 at 18:04 (324 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

Yes I agree I've never seen that before either. Email me Jerrod and I'll manually change your password for you if you wish.

Post# 1038595 , Reply# 13   7/18/2019 at 04:09 (324 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Chrome Extension?

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Looks like it may be coming from a Chrome extension.

Post# 1038707 , Reply# 14   7/19/2019 at 12:17 (322 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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That is a chrome extension.

Post# 1038731 , Reply# 15   7/19/2019 at 16:21 (322 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        

Yes, it is a Google Chrome Extention. It also creates long complicated passwords.

Post# 1038763 , Reply# 16   7/19/2019 at 19:18 (322 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Data Breach

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So then I wonder why it thinks our site had a data breach. Robert, any insight to that or is it just a way for Chrome to get someone to use their service?

Post# 1038766 , Reply# 17   7/19/2019 at 20:05 (322 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Probably that app/service just looks up passwords in the source databases that it tracks for previous reported breaches.† The password of question used on AW probably was also used on other sites so triggers a match on the lookups.† Doesn't necessarily mean AW was the source of the breach.

Post# 1038826 , Reply# 18   7/20/2019 at 09:09 (321 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

Yes Glenn is correct, that is exactly right there was never any reported breach ever here. Many people use the same password across many sites and if any one of those sites get breached that specific password goes into their database. All it's saying is that specific password he used is in their database and was taken from a site somewhere.

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