zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
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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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