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Old 11-02-2018, 10:51 AM   #16
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I have obviously changed the password on Google and some sites where I can remember I have used the old password.
I now need your advice
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ is a good start, but wait, there's even more!.
https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords
https://haveibeenpwned.com/DomainSearch

Don't be too surprised.
 
Old 11-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #17
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[url]Google Titan can help.
Google thinks they own any data of yours they get so I'd be unlikely to use anything they provide no matter how "secure" they suggest it is. One of the reasons I love no script is it blocks all the Google analytics and other JS one finds on almost every web site.

Even Google search. The other night I did a quick search and they had the gall to prompt me to prove I'm not a robot. I immediately did the search on Bing rather than that. I noticed on later searches they didn't issue that prompt so I'm guessing they saw switch to Bing and thought better of it. Of course they claimed they had done it because of "unusual activity" from my IP but, really!, what kind of sensitive information were they protecting on a simple web search?
 
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The other night I did a quick search and they had the gall to prompt me to prove I'm not a robot.
Is this your first occurrence to that?
I get that once a day, but I'm a Data Shark!
 
Old 11-03-2018, 05:51 AM   #19
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trafikpolisen (cool handle btw, no need to change it): unfortunately the topic of the compromised account's address book still remains, and it is possible they have downloaded that and/or posted similar BS to all your contacts.
 
Old 11-05-2018, 10:16 AM   #20
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Is this your first occurrence to that?
First occurrence on a simple generic web search using Google. Obviously other things at many sites ask me to prove I'm not a robot but I thought doing it on this simple web search was a bit much. I suspected it just to be a way for them to try to tie the search to other information as part of their desire to own all data about everyone.

Some sites are doing it egregiously in my opinion. There is a whole ecosystem setup for "whois" searches of domains that we've used for years from command line. GoDaddy (which is one of the worst Registrars going in my opinion) now not only requires you to go to THEIR web site to do whois lookups for domains registered there but prompts you to prove you're not a robot for almost every whois done there. All this despite the fact this information is supposed to be freely available per ICANN rules. It means if we buy a company (as we did a few months ago) that has 40 domains we have to spend significant time getting information we previously could get via for loop in about 5 minutes. Worse yet one can't export or email from their web site so one instead has to cut and paste the information for each and every domain. This and other antics are among the reasons we transfer domains from GoDaddy the moment we get them in acquisitions and why we were able to convince corporate overlords transferring our 400+ domains to GoDaddy would be a really bad idea even if it appeared to save money in the short term.

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