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« on: October 22, 2010, 03:51:57 AM »

Greetings fellow Shartakians and forum-goers,
Please bear in mind that the forums will never ask for your password outside the two proper login forms that are properly integrated into the webpage itself, as shown below:

This was taken with Firefox in Windows XP, other browsers and operating systems may alter the appearance slightly.

If you see a username-password entry form here in the forums and it is different from those shown above, especially if it is a pop-up window, DO NOT ENTER ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY NOT YOUR FORUM USERNAME AND PASSWORD. It is most probably an attempt to steal your account information.

Since we have no such instance yet (hopefully none will arise either), I have no example for such a pop-up for our own.

Why the announcement you might ask? I also frequent other forums; and in the past 48 hours, there have been incidents of identity theft and password stealing scripts inside forum signatures. As of now, there are no such incidents in Shartak, and we hope to avoid such things, don't we? Because, as much as we'd like to think the whole world is as internet savvy as we are, that simply isn't true and people still fall for malicious tricks.

Be safe, guys. And happy playing. And report all wrong-doers doing wrong deeds to your closest moderator.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2010, 04:01:59 AM by Vetari » Logged

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