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Topic # 114845 5-Mar-2013 08:14
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Following the probably timely mass password reset, we all received an email from Mauricio.

Question: Who clicked the link, was asked to log on and reset their password and did - and who ignored the link and typed the website address in manually?




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  Reply # 774748 5-Mar-2013 08:15
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I'd already reset mine before getting the email so I deleted it :)

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  Reply # 774749 5-Mar-2013 08:17
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I was already logged in. The email just alerted me to the need to reset the password. Took a while to find where to do this under my profile actually, as it's right at the top, and I was looking around under the security section...

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  Reply # 774767 5-Mar-2013 08:42
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Note that I intentionally did not link to the login page or to the profile page in the email as I wanted people to manually enter the address.

The only link posted was to the forum topic discussing the reset and to the unsubscribe code (although in this case I sent an email to everyone regardless of mailing list option as it was related to a site update).




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Reply # 774769 5-Mar-2013 08:48
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I clicked the link. And diligently followed the instructions. I'm a good little sheeple I am. Hee. Hee.



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  Reply # 774777 5-Mar-2013 09:02
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freitasm: Note that I intentionally did not link to the login page or to the profile page in the email as I wanted people to manually enter the address.


True - those cheeky scammers would have to have cloned quite a lot to get people to go to the forum page and then click on a link to take them to the logon page.

Personally, I almost never click on links in emails - especially on a "you need to reset your password" email.  I'm curious to find out how many geeks own up to thinking "this is from Mauricio so must be okay" and followed the link anyway.

I bet that thread is going to be one of the most read threads for a very long time




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Reply # 774981 5-Mar-2013 14:10
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Ignored the link and used my own bookmark.. Password already fixed, Thanks.

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  Reply # 774982 5-Mar-2013 14:14
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read email, deleted email, opened geekzone.co.nz manually and changed password.



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  Reply # 774988 5-Mar-2013 14:23
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reven: read email, deleted email, opened geekzone.co.nz manually and changed password.

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  Reply # 774990 5-Mar-2013 14:26
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never click links on emails....either enter into the address bar or copy and paste the link...

in my case, read the email, opened browser - was already logged in....changed password....done.....delete email..

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  Reply # 774993 5-Mar-2013 14:29
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what am I missing? What happened?

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  Reply # 775003 5-Mar-2013 14:38
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freitasm: All done, fixed.


Is it safe to click that link?

Ha ha just kidding.  Without your dedication, there would be no zone for us geeks to hang out.




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  Reply # 775006 5-Mar-2013 14:47
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StarBlazer:
reven: read email, deleted email, opened geekzone.co.nz manually and changed password.

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i work for MailMarshal so I probably should know what to do with email links :)

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  Reply # 775038 5-Mar-2013 15:41
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Yeah same with most of you guys. Read e-mail, deleted and opened the bookmarked Geekzone site, then changed PW.

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