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    It has come to our attention that at least one member has had at least one post made on their user account that they did not make. This could have been an issue with someone hacking that particular user account or it could be more widespread. We are trying to ascertain the scope of the issue. If you have any mysterious activity on your account could you please post in this thread or send me a PM letting us know what happened, a link to the post or posts that were affected, etc.? This will help tremendously.

    Also, if you have not changed the password for your account in a long time it might be prudent to do so now. And please don't use something like "fishing", "fish", etc. for your password. You can edit your password on this page:

    http://www.ncangler.com/forums/profi...o=editpassword

    Also check to make sure that your email address on that page is current.

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    The company that owns NCangler.com has confirmed that there was a security breach of their websites. I highly recommend that you change your password on your account at your earliest convenience. And if you use the same password in multiple places you should change them elsewhere as well. This is the reality of the world that we live in unfortunately.

    Let me add that we believe the impact on NCangler.com at this point is small. They have probably only accessed an account that used a very simple password. We have only been able to confirm one account so far that may have been compromised but please let us know if you think yours has. Change those passwords folks!


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    I just updated my password.
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    Well I have just spent the last hour changing every password for every site I visit. Not fun but I really needed to do it since it has been awhile. I hate hackers with a passion but with the world as it is now we are just going to have to deal with it. Thanks Randy for jumping on this problem right away.

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    PSA for y'all tapatalk users, I changed my password on my laptop and then tried to use tapatalk and immediately got an email saying a user had tried logging in with the wrong password too many times and had been locked out for 15 minutes. From what I can figure tapatalk repeatedly tried to log me in with my old credentials. I was able to log out via tapatalk and am going to try logging back in in with the new password after the fifteen minutes is up. Might be a good idea to log out of tapatalk before you change your password to prevent this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampin' View Post
    PSA for y'all tapatalk users, I changed my password on my laptop and then tried to use tapatalk and immediately got an email saying a user had tried logging in with the wrong password too many times and had been locked out for 15 minutes. From what I can figure tapatalk repeatedly tried to log me in with my old credentials. I was able to log out via tapatalk and am going to try logging back in in with the new password after the fifteen minutes is up. Might be a good idea to log out of tapatalk before you change your password to prevent this.
    That has happened to me a few times. Seems to be a quick fix as you said.



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    Here is the official word from Vertical Scope, the owners of NCangler.com. Please make sure your email address is current on your account. You can edit email and password here: http://www.ncangler.com/forums/profi...o=editpassword

    In light of all the recent news of sites being compromised we’re doing our due diligence to update our own security. As such we will be running a password reset for all users to make doubly sure all accounts are safe. That said please make sure your emails are up to date as this will be done through the user emails on file. Thanks
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    This might explain some of the recent Spam I seem to be receiving on the email address I used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidey View Post
    This might explain some of the recent Spam I seem to be receiving on the email address I used.
    I have been receiving some emails since this happened that you never want your child to see. Heck I don't won't to see the stuff that I'm getting after checking out post 34 fishing spots. I don't want to change my email but if this keeps up I will have to change it.
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    Just a side not the spam I'm getting from the context is from the Country of Ukraine. Hacker must be from outside the states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo Skiff Fisherman View Post
    I have been receiving some emails since this happened that you never want your child to see. Heck I don't won't to see the stuff that I'm getting after checking out post 34 fishing spots. I don't want to change my email but if this keeps up I will have to change it.
    Sounds like the stuff I am getting as well
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    I just deleted a post that I did not post.
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    I reported it. Anytime you see something funny like that use the report feature, or PM me. This way it may be brought to our attention even quicker. Thanks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo Skiff Fisherman View Post
    Just a side not the spam I'm getting from the context is from the Country of Ukraine. Hacker must be from outside the states.
    Doesn't mean a thing. Right now my IP is 37.187.129.166 in Roubaix, France. I'm sitting in Newport 5 miles from Morehead City.

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    testing the site to make sure all is well
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