Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Video Cards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old July 13, 2012, 05:47 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 23
Default

since the linked in hack, the number of penis enlargement spams I get a day is mind boggling. hate to give up my email after having used it for 10+ years
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old July 14, 2012, 12:49 AM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,826

My System Specs

Default

This is why I have 1 account for important / personal mails and 1 for signing up to forums and other random stuff you need a mail address to use.
Keeps the spam away from stuff I actually want to read etc.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old July 14, 2012, 03:08 AM
Avenger212's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 182

My System Specs

Default

Do anyone think this could be linked to the HWC problems a couple of months ago?
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old July 14, 2012, 04:38 AM
The RealRollo's Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 213
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Avenger212 View Post
Do anyone think this could be linked to the HWC problems a couple of months ago?
Nah, HotWheelsCollectors.com has no grudge with NVIDIA.

I don't even get random BS like this. Hack some place with credit card or banking info becaue you're a slimeball thief? OK, makes sense, you're a loser and that's your "job".

Hack the NVIDIA forums? Ummm....you're a loser and youi want to pretend you're other people on a forum? You're going to see if they use the same user/pass on other forums? You want to send your flamewar enemy a snarky email and not have the bad old mods delete it?

I can't think of any reason this is worth doing, doesn't seem to be any payoff.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old July 14, 2012, 11:43 AM
NyteOwl's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 905
Default

It's not that they want your password to the enxt forum you visit, but you may use that same password at your bank, or paypal, or some other important account.

They do it because people in general are lazy about their on-line accounts. many use the same e-mail/username/password across mutliple forums, websites, accounts. And often with ridiculously easy passwords (as the recent Yahoo list shows) despite all the information and education attempts otherwise.

I use a different e-mail when I register places, and a different password on every site or account I register. That way only one can ever be compromised and if I start getting spam to an e-mail address I know exactly what account was compromised/sold and just disable it.
__________________
Obsolescence is just a lack of imagination.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think my iPhone got hacked! belgolas iPhone & iPods 14 December 19, 2011 06:02 PM
Sony Hacked... Again. YukonTrooper Gaming 44 June 6, 2011 08:38 AM
Widows ID got Hacked ZZLEE O/S's, Drivers & General Software 9 August 23, 2010 10:45 AM
PBBANS HACKED? cmac79 Gaming 0 August 19, 2009 04:24 PM
HA- Vista SP1 already hacked Babrbarossa O/S's, Drivers & General Software 10 March 14, 2008 06:33 PM