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Lately XLF has been under a BOT or SCRIPT attack which is attempting to login to XLF accounts by guessing passwords. I have tools set up to block access for 15 minute for usernames have 5 failed login attempts.

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Now that the USA is waking up. BUMP!


Seriously though, always good practice to change up your password...



which reminds me...
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yeah, when you clear all of your internet footprints so your wife doesn't see what you have been up to, it erases that info. :
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yeah, when you clear all of your internet footprints so your wife doesn't see what you have been up to, it erases that info. :
Hey she Likes porn too ! LMFAO !
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They could run a script to post 1000's of SPAM messages in a matter of minutes with your username.

They would also have your email address and SPAM you or sell your email address to other SPAMMERS.
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Do you have any programs running that clear cookies after a certain time period? Google or Yahoo toolbar can do this I believe.
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