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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:41AM Beau Hindman said

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This is why it is important to give every thing you sign up for its own unique and tough password.

Signed,

Captain Hindsight

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 12:00PM Tizmah said

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@Beau Hindman Yeah, definitely make unique passwords for your most important things...(like bank accounts). Other things...I don't really. To much to remember, and writing it down kinda defeats the purpose.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:45AM Space Cobra said

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Well, having been part of a fan site that has evaporated and thinking sorta along the vein of the permutations, such as this one (the game goes down or interest goes down but the fan site is still up), it is rather sobering info.

Basically, it won't last forever, including individual's interests in particular games.

And while it's part of the LucasArts network, one has to wonder about those passwords/names that may've been re-used on other sites.

Still, another sad fact has made itself clear to me: We still have a devoted portion of folks who are a splinter group of folks from a certain group that already splintered from another group...and they are still asses.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:47AM Caskio said

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Best of the whole article was "Analysis of the passwords found that 71% were relatively weak and easy to crack anyway."

I still can't believe people use such easy passwords.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 11:59AM MacDexter said

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If the maintainers of the site had chosen a secure way to store the passwords there would not even be a way to find out about those 71% weak passwords...

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 12:47PM Viiral said

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"As far as I've been able to determine this breach seems to have happened over 3 years ago, before the forum was upgraded, though at least some of the account information stolen at the time is still valid."

3 years ago ;s

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:37PM Issmir said

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I think I'm having a slow moment.

Why? Why hack the fan site of a game that's only got a few months on it?

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:52PM chum said

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@Issmir

Target of opportunity probably. They take what they can get. They'd have you believe that they are so skilled they can take down anyone they want but it's really not the case at all.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 1:55PM Acharenus said

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@Issmir not everyone uses seperate passwords for all there things, and to troll people of course. that's a staple of the net.
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Posted: Aug 31st 2011 3:21PM Issmir said

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Yeah, makes sense, I guess. Still not exactly the stuff of legends though, is it?

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 3:22PM (Unverified) said

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I'll just leave this here: http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 4:50PM real65rcncom said

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I always use Mxyzptlk's name from Superman because it's unique and no one would ever think of typing it out.

I put this on every game I play so that way, it's always safe and secure.

People should get more creative like and use names from comics like I am so they wouldn't get hacked. I remember how to spell it without looking it up because I use it on everything, even on my Massively account.

I doubt anyone would think of it when hacking.

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 4:54PM Seffrid said

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So-called strong passwords are of no use in the case of a website's data records being hacked. No user can legislate against that, and in those cases where passwords are actually hacked as opposed to in effect being given away by the data holder it's much more down to the sites you visit and the stuff you download than it is down to the strength of your password. Keyloggers don't differentiate between strong and weak passwords!

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 5:56PM Paradigm68 said

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"Many Bothans died to bring us this information."

Posted: Aug 31st 2011 6:06PM RogueJedi86 said

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I'm part of the Lucasforums network that swgalaxies.net is attached to, does this mean I was also hacked, or is it just the site itself?

Posted: Sep 1st 2011 7:26AM Quinnthalas said

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I wonder how long it will be before people start trying to defend them as some kind of social justice enterprise this time.

They were scumbags when they did it the first time, and guess what, they are still scumbags now.

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