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    Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    The game-themed social networking site is urging users to change their passwords.
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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Is this the one that AMD tries to install as part of your drivers?

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    More passwords to change

    Wish the authorities would go after these hackers and make them realise there were consequences......because at the moment it seems that sharing a movie is a worse crime than hacking an account.
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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Is this the one that AMD tries to install as part of your drivers?
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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Good job I didn't register it then. Updated catalyst last week and this came with it... Seemed like a good idea at the time but it tells me to play games a few times before it can optimize them.

    By that time I have already manually done it myself!

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Is this the one that AMD tries to install as part of your drivers?
    Erm, yes, as the article says
    It is particularly popular with AMD Radeon graphics cards owners as it is bundled with the AMD Catalyst driver distributions.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    More passwords to change Wish the authorities would go after these hackers and make them realise there were consequences......because at the moment it seems that sharing a movie is a worse crime than hacking an account.
    +1 on this. Presumably the case because hacking someone's account doesn't lose some large business (with an expensive legal department) any money. Unless that someone sues said large business for negligence of course. I'd vote for bringing back public humiliation for these hackers, unless it's done for criminal gain in which case a small cell with no tv etc.

    I'm okay in this case because my AMD Gaming Evolved/Raptr password is unique (thank the maker for password managers!), but it's still a pain to have to change it again. But still no email from Raptr - guess they're busy trying to configure a mailshot. So thanks Hexus for the heads-up.

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    As my username appears to be raptrguest******** they may have trouble sending me an e-mail. Just glad installation of Catalyst wasn't tied into warranty registration on my card

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    So what, they stored the passwords as plaintext?

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by davesom555 View Post
    So what, they stored the passwords as plaintext?
    Or used a known algorithm that was easily reversed.......Much like Sony did.
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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    (thank the maker for password managers!)
    Out of interest and despair, what password manager do you use? I dont think ill be able to remember another 15 digit semi random password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggy View Post
    Out of interest and despair, what password manager do you use? I dont think ill be able to remember another 15 digit semi random password.
    LastPass seems to be the consensus around here.

    Purchased it myself 2 weeks ago and it really is as good as people are saying!
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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Or used a known algorithm that was easily reversed.......Much like Sony did.
    Amateurs!

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    LastPass seems to be the consensus around here.

    Purchased it myself 2 weeks ago and it really is as good as people are saying!
    Was thinking about getting this myself, what does the paid version offer over the free?
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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    LastPass seems to be the consensus around here.

    Purchased it myself 2 weeks ago and it really is as good as people are saying!
    Just grabbed it yesterday myself, instantly bought premium for the mobile syncing too. Spent the whole of yesterday changing passwords on various websites but its incredibly useful. At £8 a year for premium its an absolute steal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Was thinking about getting this myself, what does the paid version offer over the free?
    Mainly, downloadable version to autofill desktop applications such as skype and mobile syncing so you can access your passwords on your phone (you probably want this if you browse stuff on your phone too so you dont have to remember and type the passwords when logins expire.

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    i use keepass, does the job.

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    Re: Raptr service hacked and accounts compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by iggy View Post
    Out of interest and despair, what password manager do you use? I dont think ill be able to remember another 15 digit semi random password.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    LastPass seems to be the consensus around here.Purchased it myself 2 weeks ago and it really is as good as people are saying!
    I used to use Password+ (Dataviz) but when they kind of lost their way with that, I moved to B-Folders by Jointlogic. I looked at LastPass and liked the cloud bit (and the automation) but then there were a lot of stories about hacking of these kinds of system.

    B-Folders is a simpler tool - it's designed for securing all kinds of info, and while it can sync between devices that's a point to point connection with no cloud involvement. So if, like Saracen, you despise cloud systems then B-Folders is good because your data never leaves your LAN. Unlike LastPass it's a purchase, so no on-going costs (also very Saracen-friendly). Downside is that its mobile support is limited to Android at the moment, but desktop client licensing is pretty flexible and it supports Windows, OSX and Linux. There's no support for security devices like Yubikey and automation isn't as seamless as LastPass.

    I also hear good things about KeePass - an open source development, which is a good and bad thing in itself.

    The password that gets me is the WLAN one - 63 characters and completely random. BTW, GRC used to have (might still do actually) a page that'll generate "strong" passwords for you. That said, this is a common feature of password managers, which is handy for a work system that wants a new strong password every couple of days.

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