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[*] posted on 27-3-2021 at 01:05
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When I logged into the site it said there was a data leak that involved my password.

What is going on?
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[*] posted on 27-3-2021 at 06:33


Quote: Originally posted by MineMan  
When I logged into the site it said there was a data leak that involved my password.

What is going on?

Possibly (speculation): If you have your password saved in your browser (like I do), and this same password was used at some other site (no connection to SM) where it was used, your browser will then know that this password is known to the outside, and may warn you.
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[*] posted on 27-3-2021 at 15:58


That would be a nice feature to have in a browser, what browser do you use?
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[*] posted on 27-3-2021 at 17:12


Quote: Originally posted by Tsjerk  
That would be a nice feature to have in a browser, what browser do you use?

I think Chrome is the one that told me this. I do have a 'low security' password I have used on many sites, and did get compromised somewhere, so I do have something that gets flagged sometimes.

And I just realized that I did not make clear before: Somewhere there is a database of passwords that were exposed in some breaches. At least one of my passwords is in there, and it gets flagged as compromised sometimes. It does not have anything to do with the specific site I am logging into, other than I am using the same password there as I did somewhere else where it was leaked.



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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 08:30


Seems like a good idea then to change all my passwords?
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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 09:02


Quote: Originally posted by MineMan  
Seems like a good idea then to change all my passwords?

Changing the passwords that are being flagged as leaked, yes that is a good idea. Especially for any place that really matters (e.g. banking).
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[*] posted on 4-6-2021 at 09:04


https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Have a look at this, it'll likely give you the relevant info.
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