[IMPORTANT] Account Security

blketh

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Hello friends! The msot common practice that one can do is the changing of password on regular basis in order to ensure his/her safety on the online accounts. Yes, I agree with the fact that security is an important thing regards to the online businesses. Thanks!
 

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Great tips for newbies like me. Where would you recommend backing up the codes? I don't really want to print them off.
 

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This is third article which I read from you and I really like that
 

Aiden55

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It is a helping post to all. Thank you so much for informing to us.
 
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Also no one should never use the same password that you use on any other site as if their data is breached and if you used same password . You may also be compromised
 

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Thank you for the info I have been using lastpass more than a year now but I wanted to add 2 step verification.
 

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Sept 2017 Update

Save time and enable 2-factor now.

We've recently added a new security module to keep one step ahead - we'll be asking that all accounts reset their passwords and then will be required to do so periodically on a rotating basis.

PLEASE NOTE - those enabling 2-factor authentication will NOT BE required to reset their passwords in future.

Now to enable 2-Factor on BHW - https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/important-account-security.879700/

With hacks this month on institutions like Equifax and it's 142 million customers it's time to make some updates to your personal security.


Setting up 2 step verification:

Two-Step verification link:
http://www.blackhatworld.com/account/two-step

On this page you can manage trusted devices and set up your phone to act as a security backup on your account. Once you have set up two-step, you will see the following screen:

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Clicking "Manage" will let you view your backup codes, like this:

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(don't get excited, these aren't my backup codes)

YOU MUST SAVE YOUR BACKUP CODES IN A SAFE PLACE.

Doing this will let you regain access to your account if your phone is lost or your email compromised.

We'll put more detailed instructions about setting up two-step verification in the near future. In the meantime, if you're having problems accessing your account or think it might have been compromised, please report this here: support.blackhatworld.com


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There's been reports of a few compromised accounts lately and I keep seeing posts attributing this to an alleged bhw database hack around 2013/14

We take security seriously and have been looking into this in depth. A few patterns have emerged so please look at the checklist below to see if you could be affected. Regardless, it's a good idea to consider securing your account using the new two-step verification.

Details

We spent a lot of time trying to track down any leaks from the BHW database, both internally and externally. We've looked at the articles on other sites claiming our database was hacked or posts made by people offering our DB as a download. We also ran numerous security checks and penetration tests.

To date, we've found no evidence whatsoever that BHW account information has been leaked. Tellingly, none of the compromised accounts were moderator or admin level which you would have thought would have been a priority for anyone with username, email or password details.

However, we are aware that that lots of vbulletin forums have allegedly been breached over the last couple of years which was a prime consideration in finding a new platform and providing enhanced security with two-step verification which we strongly suggest you enable to help keep your account secure.

The two largest recent breaches have been millions of email account details from yahoo.com and mail.ru I've restored 6 compromised accounts over the last couple of months - all of the members concerned had yahoo email addresses. Breach info reported here 2017 UPDATE - Equifax have also become victims with 143 million + user details now out there.

If any of the following apply to you, please make sure you change your password asap and set up two-step verification on your BHW account.

You've ever received emails from BHW to these accounts:
  • yahoo.com
  • mail.ru

You have the same bhw username (or security credentials or personal information) registered on any of these forums:
  • bitcointalk
  • BTC-E
  • warrior forum
  • digital point
  • wickedfire
  • bestblackhatforum

If you believe anything is missing from this list, please either contact support or report it with the details of the site you want added. PLEASE NOTE: we have not managed to verify these sites were compromised, however it's important to inform you of any potential risk.
Its really help for my Account security.
 
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