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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:30 AM

A question for the Admins.

A few hours ago, I posted an OP entitled “It Couldn't Happen Here - But It Already Has”.

When I’ve tried to return to that post to read the comments, I am met with a page asking for my log-in information, including my DU password.

I don’t believe for a minute that you DU admins are asking for my log-in information before allowing me to access my own OP.

It would appear that you or I – perhaps both of us – have somehow been hacked. I rely on your expertise to get to the bottom of this.

I have tried to post the above message – but have again been warned that I cannot do so without posting my DU password.

My OP is now only partially posted – followed by a “read more” insert that leads to another site.

WTF is going on here?

--- NanceGreggs



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Reply A question for the Admins. (Original post)
NanceGreggs Jun 2019 OP
rusty quoin Jun 2019 #1
Silver Gaia Jun 2019 #2
JHB Jun 2019 #3
NanceGreggs Jun 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #7
JHB Jun 2019 #8
dweller Jun 2019 #4
tblue37 Jun 2019 #5
NanceGreggs Jun 2019 #9
canetoad Jun 2019 #10
rictofen Jun 2019 #11
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2019 #12
rictofen Jun 2019 #14
malaise Jun 2019 #16
FakeNoose Jun 2019 #13
malaise Jun 2019 #15

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:34 AM

1. Good luck.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:39 AM

2. That's bizarre, Nance.

FWIW, your post looks fine to me. I see what looks like the entire post. Nothing weird. I hope you get this figured out. Good luck!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:41 AM

3. Question, Nance: I periodically have to re-login to DU...

...That was one of the security precautions set up after the 2016 election-night hack. I forget the frequency; once a month maybe? Longer? But still, part of the new normal after the hack.

Is what you're describing now something different?

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Response to JHB (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:04 AM

6. Yes, it's something different.

I have never been asked to "log in" in order to read the comments on my own OP.

I have never seen any DU OP only partially displayed, with a link to "read more" being displayed halfway through its content.

If no one else is seeing this, I can only assume that its my account that's been hacked. I have changed my DU password accordingly.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:15 AM

7. That happened to me during the past few days and it hadn't happened

to me for over a year before. I had to reenter my password (glad I remembered where I saved it) and I couldn't log into my own posts and I couldn't even say I liked a fellow DUer's post without reentering the password. I didn't try posting my own OP so I don't know if I would've experienced the same that you did.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:39 AM

8. Is anything similar happening when you visit other websites?

Check the URL you're at closely. Is it what it's supposed to be?

Some years back I picked up some unwanted-ware and found web browsing filtered through a site I didn't recognize. I was able to figure out where I picked it up (a browser add-on} and after a search found what I needed to get rid of it.

The particulars of that case don't match with yours, precisely, but it's probably worth checking if your own computer has picked up something unwanted.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:41 AM

4. your original post "It couldn't happen here..

shows in its entirety, and is in the greatest page already...

whenever I find myself logged off from DU I just go to login page, make sure the stay logged in option is checked
my username and password is filled in auto
and I'm back in...

being shuttled to another site is sketchy tho, for sure...

✌🏼️

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:53 AM

5. Being hijacked to another site suggests something is on your computer. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:46 AM

9. Maybe so.

I am just alerting the Admins to what's hapened here.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:04 AM

10. If your internet connection is ADSL

Or VDSL, your IP address will change periodically and you will need to re-log in to DU. I don't think there is anything to worry about.

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Response to rictofen (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:30 PM

12. That's just what's done with any thread with over 50 replies

Because loading all the replies may take longer, the URL for the title goers to the form that just shows the OP and the titles of all the replies in their tree; and you get a 'View All' option that uses the 'all in one' format. This mattered more when a lot of people's internet connections were slower, but it's still around.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:34 PM

14. Doh, I see...thanks n/t

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:42 PM

16. Did not know that

Thanks

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:31 PM

13. Nance, it might be your browser that logged you out

I have the Chrome browser and it randomly decides - on its own without asking me - to log me out of everything and that includes DU where I spend half my life. I finally realized that it isn't DU that's doing it, it's my Chrome browser. So luckily Chrome also "remembers" all of my user IDs and passwords, and it supplies them whenever I need them.

If I were to turn off the "remember my passwords" mode on Chrome, I would be shit-out-of-luck.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:40 PM

15. Wow!

Not again

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