PSA: Change Your Passwords

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

As a follow-up to the VerticalScope security breach, I want to take a moment to remind you to change your passwords if you haven’t done so already. That includes passwords for non-VerticalScope accounts that use the same email address or password.

Here’s the official notice from VerticalScope on the breach.

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  • Ttacgreg Ttacgreg on Jun 27, 2016

    Exactly what is at risk here? Is it that someone will start posting comments here under my name, or are there some other cyber vectors my TTAC password opens up that I don't know about?

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    • Brn Brn on Jun 27, 2016

      ttacgreg, That's kinda my thought. In another article, they suggested complex passwords. For a site like this, I don't worry about my password a whole lot. Someone hacks my account, they might start posting... ...never mind, I beat that one to death.

  • Derekson Derekson on Jun 27, 2016

    Pretty sure this compromised my twitter account. Haven't noticed anything else. It's only a password I use for things I don't really need to be secure, though.

  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Jun 27, 2016

    So, how do I change my password (really).

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Jun 27, 2016

      Upper left hand corner. The Truth About Cars. Hold cursor over it and you get Dashboard. Click dashboard and go to profile.

  • Celebrity208 Celebrity208 on Jun 28, 2016

    This. This is why my original account used a email address. But then oh no, TTAC doesn't believe that anyone with an obscure email address could be real so I'm forced to use my primary email address. Thanks for both the unnecessary policy and this hack. Its more annoying than a true security risk because I do reuse these credentials but on low importance web sites. A request please: allow any character in email addresses. Such as a plus sign (+).