MacRumors Forum Hack Exposes 860,000 Passwords

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The MacRumors forum has been hacked and 860,000 passwords exposed. If you use or have used this forum you should change your password immediately.

You should never use the same password twice but it can be very hard to remember them. I recommend using a password manager such as KeePass or Lastpass.

KeePass (open source): http://keepass.info/
Lastpass (free or premium): https://lastpass.com/

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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1121

Patch In this patch…

  • Fixed a bug where licence validation occasionally failed.
  • Updated internal links

*This was previously posted as an update to 1120 and has been corrected to 1121

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End of July 1 Sale

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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1116

Band_Aid_Check In this patch…

  • Internal changes to address database maintenance issues
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Password Security and You

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Another large website was hacked today and email addresses and passwords of over a million people were stolen from the Ubuntu community forum.  This follows a string of break-ins including Gawker, Yahoo, Twitter, Spotify, government websites, schools and many lesser known sites.  There are over 50 million known stolen credentials.

It is important to re-evaluate your password management.

  • Never use the same password on two different sites.
  • Do not use any word likely to be in a dictionary by itself.
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Length is key to making it hard to crack your password.  Make it no less than 8 characters.
  • Consider using a pass phrase instead of a traditional password.
  • Use a password manager such as KeePass or Lastpass.
  • Check to see if your email address has been found in a hack.

These are some general guidelines and suggestions.  Be safe out there.

More information

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/8-character-passwords-just-got-lot-easier-crack-1C7530242

http://www.fourmilab.ch/javascrypt/pass_phrase.html

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/ten-windows-password-myths

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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1115

Band_Aid_Check  In this patch…

  • Fixed a bug with database updates when the database is very out of date
  • Fixed a bug that causes an error when the update download is canceled
  • TCActive! will now allow auto-start when AVG is installed
  • TCActive! detailed logging now inserts at the top of log
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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1108

Band_Aid_Check  In this patch…

  • Fixed occasional false update notices
  • Fixed bug with archives containing no files causing a false positive
  • Updated some text related to trial keys
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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1107

Band_Aid_Check  In this patch…

Please see the notes for patch 9.0.0.1108

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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1105

Band_Aid_Check  In this update…

 

  • Fixed another bug with the record count not updating properly.
  • Fixed a TCActive! bug that was causing instability after an update.
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The Cleaner Patch Notes 9.0.0.1103

Band_Aid_Check  In this update:

  • Fixed a bug with the database update not updating the record count.
  • Fixed a bug with TCActive! occasionally giving an error at boot.
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