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Security Tip: Change Your Forum Name

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Dear members,

Recently, some members received 'Password Recovery' emails. Even some of our moderators got similar emails.

Obviously, someone is trying to hijack accounts.

Usually, you only get that email when you somehow forgot your password, and clicked at the lost password link, and filled the form with either your login name, or your registered email address. Anyone who knows your login name can also initiate that process in your name. But there is no harm done so far, because you need to click a link in that email to activate the process. All you need to do is to just delete that email from your mail box. However, if someone managed to hack their way into your email box, then they can complete the password process, and so hijack your account here, and you will not be able to login with your old password.

 

Therefore, I advise all members to change their forum names. You can do that by choosing a 'display name' that is different from your 'login name'. Your display name is the one that will be displayed all over the forum, while your login name will be the one you use only when you login. You can change your name by following the details mentioned (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetgawaher(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/index.php?showtopic=13980"]here[/url].

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