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    I thinking that if someone on PE who's not Internet savvy might actually...ohmygawd, someone do a wellness check on Rand!
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    How do we know our personal details were not stolen from your site? I have asked to be removed from this site as a security concern. Sad it happened but having had my personal details stolen on Facebook I don't want it to happen again

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    Did they hack our webcams? Do we need to put on clothes while PEing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatoldbloke View Post
    How do we know our personal details were not stolen from your site? I have asked to be removed from this site as a security concern. Sad it happened but having had my personal details stolen on Facebook I don't want it to happen again
    You have no personal details on this site, except for your email address, which the hacker did not see.

    Please confirm if you want me to delete your account.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Did they hack our webcams? Do we need to put on clothes while PEing?
    PLEASE put clothes on! I'm tired of hacking your webcam and seeing ... that!
    Regards,

    Duncan

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    I got that email message and just assumed it was Steve Howe all pissed off about the way we talk about him here at PE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    You have no personal details on this site, except for your email address, which the hacker did not see.
    Yes, it's important to get the facts straight. All you need to join PE is to have an email address and log in password. Most people:

    - Don't share personal information on PE
    - Use an alias for their username
    - Don't use a picture of themselves for their avatar

    And having your email address alone is less "harmless" as someone having your phone number (which is often given without you knowing from otherwise reputable businesses).

    The best advice that someone can give for PE if someone does obtain your email address is to change your password here at PE and not to use passwords here that you also use with online banking or retailers like Amazon.
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    I'm glad this is straightened out because I'm one of the members wanting to stay on this forum.

    On a serious note - Thanks to Duncan and team for being right on top of this thing. As a very frequent reader of this forum (and occasional poster), I really enjoy this place. Much appreciation.
    Currently attempting to catch up on all of the chaos in the Market Square.

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    I got Duncan's email hours before I got the phony email. Good thing, since I am the antithesis of internet savvy.
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    You can always make a pseudonym email at gmail (a.o) and use it just for this one or another purpose.

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    Thanks indeed for quickly addressing this situation.

    Now we have to find out who really is behind the problem.
    There is an impressive list of suspects.

    Brian Lane
    Geoff Downes
    Billy Sherwood
    Ahmet Zappa
    Jon Anderson's Dark Aspect
    Regressive Ears
    The Post Neo Mathcore Underground Army
    Kanye West
    The Birotron Appreciation Society
    Lars Ulrich
    The Secret Order For the Elimination Of Yes Threads
    The Secret Order Against the Elimination Of Threads
    Tony Banks' "Joker" Aspect

    ... we'll probably never know.
    Last edited by Interstellar; 04-20-2017 at 03:14 PM.

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    ^^^Awesome! Is "Jon Anderson's Dark Aspect" already taken as a band name? Bummer if it is...lol....
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    Firefox told me to change my password for this site. How did they know? Anyway, I did change my password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    They know everything, they can tell you when to change your underpants.
    That must be the reason for dropping your pants during a reboot.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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    Do they know if you're not wearing underpants?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Do they know if you're not wearing underpants?
    No, but I do.

    I regularly hack into your PC's webcam ... and I know what you do when you're alone!

    LOL

    Seriously, though - I have a high-tech system to stop webcam hacking. It's one inch of electrical tape!
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    They know everything, they can tell you when to change your underpants.
    The hell with underpants, and let the chips fall where they may.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Seriously, though - I have a high-tech system to stop webcam hacking. It's one inch of electrical tape!
    You only need an inch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    The hell with underpants, and let the chips fall where they may.
    You don't even need pants for that problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Has anyone else seen it? I sent it a few hours ago.

    (I'll be honest, though, I've never used the mass email feature before - so I may not have done it correctly )
    I got it yesterday
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    I got it yesterday
    Oh my! See a doctor and get rid of it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post

    Seriously, though - I have a high-tech system to stop webcam hacking. It's one inch of electrical tape!
    First thing I did on my new laptop, even before I plugged in

    Only take it off when I skype (which isn't often)
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