SUBSIM Radio Room Forums


SUBSIM: The Web's #1 BBS for all submarine and naval simulations since 1997

Go Back   SUBSIM Radio Room Forums > General > General Topics > PC Hardware/Software forum
Forget password? Reset here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2018, 04:53 PM   #1
vienna
Navy Seal
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6,238
Downloads: 85
Uploads: 0


Default Firefox is now offering a free service to detect and monior email security breaches..

Firefox has announced a free service to detect and monitor email security breaches:


https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/0...a-data-breach/


I tried out the scan on a few of my own email addresses and only one has been breached, but that is "scratch" account I set up years ago and whose address I use for anything I suspect may result in spam mail...














<O>
__________________
__________________________________________________ __
vienna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 05:27 AM   #2
Skybird
Soaring
 
Skybird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: the mental asylum named Germany
Posts: 28,545
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

Good find. However, handing out own adresses for such tests bears a minimal risk in itself.


I tested some older, non-vital email adresses, and got a security breach for one from 2014, by Malwarebytes. Not sure how to interpret that.



Do I interpret it correctly that this means that somebody hacked Malwarebytes back then and stole email adresses from their database with customers?
__________________
If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law. - Edward Abbey
Skybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 03:54 PM   #3
vienna
Navy Seal
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6,238
Downloads: 85
Uploads: 0


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skybird View Post
Good find. However, handing out own adresses for such tests bears a minimal risk in itself.


I tested some older, non-vital email adresses, and got a security breach for one from 2014, by Malwarebytes. Not sure how to interpret that.



Do I interpret it correctly that this means that somebody hacked Malwarebytes back then and stole email adresses from their database with customers?

Regarding the 'minimal risk', that thought did cross ,y mind at first; Firefox ststes they are not keeping a record of the input addresses, its just 'input-check-wipe' with no retention; as you say, there is a risk, but, at least in my case, I'm not too very concerned about Firefox being duplicitous about something that, if not true, would bite them back big time...

As far as the Malwarebytes situation, a quick Google check turned up this from November, 2014:



Malware Bites Malwarebytes: Company Forums Hacked --

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/malware...ews-19955.html


I'm going to take an educated guess that if you have changed your email account(s) password(s) since 2014, then you should be OK, but it never hurts to take an extra step and maybe change the PW again. I change mine on my email accounts often as a matter of course...









<O>
__________________
__________________________________________________ __
vienna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 04:08 PM   #4
Skybird
Soaring
 
Skybird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: the mental asylum named Germany
Posts: 28,545
Downloads: 8
Uploads: 0


Default

Think I never have been in their forum at all. Must be related to the customer account. Any thief I think can do nothing with it.



I recall that there were bigger issues with MB twice in the past years, when patch updates stalled the systems, something like that. Had to reinstall on both occasions, if I recall it correctly.
__________________
If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as the Rule of Law. - Edward Abbey
Skybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1995- 2019 Subsim