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 Posted: Sat Feb 15th, 2020 10:17 pm
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Milo Schenck
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Hi gang.  Just wanted to let you know that I recently received a scam email from Chase bank using my AFCA credentials.  Please be careful.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 18th, 2020 06:35 pm
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Gunner Lake
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Hi Milo, could you clarify more on this? Maybe provide a screenshot of the scam email with your password removed?

For yourself and other members: DO NOT RE-USE your forum password on any other service. This is a bad security habit in general but is especially bad here as our forum is not HTTPS protected for whatever reason.
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This means that your AFCA forum credentials could be sniffed from the network, such as on open Wi-Fi at a cafe or hotel. I ran a packet capture on our edge firewall to show:




Normally this would be encrypted once it leaves your computer but this forum's server is not set up to do that.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2020 12:35 am
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Milo Schenck
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I cannot tell whether the passwords were lifted or not. The only thing I can tell you is that I use a different email address for each forum that I join, and the email that claimed to be from Chase was addressed to my AFCA email address, which implies to me that the email addresses might have been compromised.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2020 05:54 pm
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Ryan Lemke
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I also received a sketchy e-mail back in September 2019, telling me what my AFCA username and password were. The e-mail was demanding $1200.00 or they would "ruin my life". Clearly the password was compromised, but I dont use my AFCA name or password for anything else but the website. I notified the webmaster because this site doesnt allow a user to change their own password... (*Correction* ...thanks Gunner!)

Last edited on Wed Feb 19th, 2020 06:14 pm by Ryan Lemke

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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2020 06:08 pm
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Gunner Lake
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Interesting, Ryan. You can change your password btw:

Menu -> My Account -> Password (on left).

I just changed mine to test.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2020 06:16 pm
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Ryan Lemke
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Thank you Sir.  

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