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Old 08-05-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
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Changing LQ passwd vs changing passwd AND username.


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Hi:
I want to change my LQ password as a precaution against advertising. If it is true some enterprise is using my LQ username and password, then changing the password alone, as opposed to changing both username and password (yes, username will only be changed under special LQ's criteria) won't be a very effective method, I think. Do I think correctly? Regards.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 04:21 AM   #2
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If you change the password, you should block this enterprise from accessing LQ under your name. Why do you think someone else is doing this?
 
Old 08-05-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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Hi,

and thanks for your reply. There is an ad slot in LQ pages which, I think, is the most noticeable of all (and all, in fact and at least for me, is two slots, the other one being near the bottom of the page). And it is the one locate immediately below the Main Menu window. So let's call the window where this slot operates, w1. During the first epoch after my registration, the contents of w1 was static or almost never moving. But at the present time, there always is motion within w1. To the degree that I'm being forced to squeeze my browser window (the one where I interact with LQ) in order to get rid of w1.

Of course, I need an explanation for this behavior on the part of w1, given that I had never seen it before. And I repeat. This "behavior" is motion, if I am allowed to express myself this way. Not knowing any other explanation, the only one left is intrusion by third parties. Besides, I have strong doubts about the vulnerability of my system, there being an attempt to break into my machine every minute, this situation having started more than six months ago. But maybe this is not at all connected with our issue. Regards.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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If you feel there's an LQ ad that is distracting or negatively impacts your experience here, please send me a screenshot offline so I can look into it further... but this almost certainly isn't related to someone having your LQ password.

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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Hi:
please tell me how to send you the file offline. I tried 'Contact Us' and, also, I used my email client to write to forum@lq and attach the file. But my mail server notified me there had been an error in trying to reach you.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 07:14 AM   #6
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Thank you so much.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 10:54 AM   #8
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