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I would appear that these forums and the corresponding user database have been compromised (hacked). I have started to receive spam today to an email address that has only ever been used for these forums. I would recommend all users change their passwords on others sites that share the same password as this site.
 

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I would appear that these forums and the corresponding user database have been compromised (hacked). I have started to receive spam today to an email address that has only ever been used for these forums. I would recommend all users change their passwords on others sites that share the same password as this site.
.... or autoguide is selling our info....? :shocked:
 

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Something fishy is going on! I doubt they have sold the info as the spam I am receiving is malicious in nature.
 

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ive recieved a few as well and this is the only site i visit on my computer and i got pop ups coming up now when i visit only this site. nothing else on facebook or yahoo. i dont really visit many sites
 

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this is on my work computer it does that. and im the only one here who uses the internet on it. we got a password to access the internet here. my home computer is fine
 

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The day / day after this thread started I will say I did get some... unusual / new spam emails through gmail that got through the spam filter.
(They were unusual in the sense of.. after looking at spam emails for several years they are kind of obvious but these ... something was unusual about these)

I didn't look at them as it was still very obvious they didn't belong in my inbox..
But since then I haven't had any issues... not sure if something happened that day in the world of spam emails or what..
 

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We do not sell info. What is the spam you are receiving?
I think the point is not about you selling info but running an insecurity/exploitable forum software.


As I have received 2 more spam messages all relating to some nut job and sandy hook being a fraud I think I need to figure out how to leave this forum and delete my account.
 

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If you don't want any spam or anything... I recommend you remove yourself from the internet, because any information shared on anything is accessible, just because an account is created somewhere doesn't mean spambots and other sniffers don't have access to it.
 

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If you don't want any spam or anything... I recommend you remove yourself from the internet, because any information shared on anything is accessible, just because an account is created somewhere doesn't mean spambots and other sniffers don't have access to it.
Nice answer!

The whole reason I brought this up was that either the forums user database had been compromised or that there was an exploitable flaw in the forum software allowing none admins to spam the entire user database.

Any forum I sign up to I sign up with a unique email address so that when I do receive spam I know exactly where my info has been sold/stolen/or exploited and so that I can report it to the forum ADMINS.

I see several forum users complaining of similar activity... so as a moderator if you so choose to brush it off in the manner that you have chosen to that is fine as well. As an ADMIN of a site a simple response of "we don't sell" doesn't cut it.

Please don't speak to me like I'm some kind of idiot or novice user...

Thank You!
 

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Sir I'm not sure what to tell you, but ANYTHING on the internet can be used by ANYONE.

Admins say they haven't sold anything, I have email addresses that I've never used once and they get spam mail.

There is nothing that can be done for you, sorry you feel this way, but it's just as common as getting junk mail in your mailbox.

I'm a moderator, I ban users, I can't fix things.
 

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If an admin is reading this thread I would like my account deleted from these forums. As I definitely no longer wish to have my username associated with this family of sites in any shape or form.
 

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Dude, you need to calm your shit!

Its not the forums, its not nuse, its that email addresses just get spam emails.

There are computers that JUST run all types of different special programs(in dumbed down terms haha) that just constantly look and find email addresses to send spam too. And 9/10 times. Those computers run it through the emails central databases. As in hotmail and Gmail, etc.

And the other 1/10 aaaare porn links you click on!!

So its either your email you are using. Or the porn sites you look at haha, Even the reputable ones.
 

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Dude, you need to calm your shit!

Its not the forums, its not nuse, its that email addresses just get spam emails.

There are computers that JUST run all types of different special programs(in dumbed down terms haha) that just constantly look and find email addresses to send spam too. And 9/10 times. Those computers run it through the emails central databases. As in hotmail and Gmail, etc.

And the other 1/10 aaaare porn links you click on!!

So its either your email you are using. Or the porn sites you look at haha, Even the reputable ones.
Calm my shit??? Thank you so much for your absolutely amazing and wonderful dumbed down description of a web crawler harvesting emails from webpages.

Contrary to what you seem to believe there are plenty of people in this world that can resist clicking on that link for 2girls1cup, lemonparty, or your a millionaire!! etc.

ahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahaahahahahhahahahahhaha

Now quit trolling!
 
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