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PASSWORD SCAM
Man, people are such assholes. :( Just saw this on LJ news:

Password Scam 2004-01-26

Currently we're seeing a number of abuse cases that describe accounts being broken into and used to spam communities, after the owners of those accounts entered their username and password in a form that was posted in various journals. The form claims to be a way of customizing your LiveJournal account. It's not — it's a password collection script.

Please never, ever give your password to anyone for any reason. LiveJournal will never ask you for your password via email, or for any reason other than to log into LiveJournal. You should never enter your password into a form on your friends page, or on a site that doesn't belong to LiveJournal.

If you are interested in customizing your journal, see the LiveJournal FAQ, specifically the "Customization" category. If you've entered your username and password into a form like this, please change your password immediately.


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I've changed mine and nothing seems to have happened between when I used the PDF'er and now (nearly 9 hours), but I'm feeling pretty stupid for having fallen for it. However, I DO have a lovely PDF of all my 2003 LJ entries, so it wasn't the end of the world. argh.
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I'm always leery of giving out passwords, so much so that I temporarily changed my password before I used that LJ Book thing last night. I don't believe that was a scam, but I changed the password back (to a new password, my third in a day) afterwards.

If it was a scam, I feel stupid donating that guy $10.

I didn't even think about it, more the fool me. Oh well, you learn something new every day. :P

Good news!

It doesn't appear that the LJ Book guy is a scammer:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/lj_clients/138719.html

Well, that's good news. I've been upset about this all last night and still this morning. :( I'm glad to hear it might not be anything to worry about.

So I tried the thing, and it doesn't seem to be working for me. I switched from SS2 back to SS1 - didn't help. What version of Adobe Acrobat Reader are you running? Is it 6? Six keeps crashing my computer, so I'm running 4, and I'm wondering if that's the reason I can't see anything... I kept getting a 7 page pdf file - 7 pages? That can't be right!

Woohoo! I tried it at work and it worked! 235 pages... yeah, big difference from 7!

haha! Yeah, mine was 159 pages and that was just from August to December! :) Glad it worked for you...now go change your password if you haven't already! :) ;P

I did. :) Though after all the attempts to get the book, I've about run out of passwords!

pardon the intrusion.
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