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Old 07-18-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default Unanswered: STOP Webkinz Thieves!

I have read (and I'm sure many of you have read) these heart-breaking posts about someone breaking into a WebKinz account and spending all the money and stealing all of the rare (and 'treasured') items.

It makes me sad -- and it makes me ANGRY!!

Does it seem like this would work to FIX this:

What if you were only given 3 chances to Login.

If you type the wrong password 3 times in a row -- then WK would post a message that says something like:

You have 3 unsuccessful login attempts you may not login for the next 5 minutes. . .

I think there are people out there that just sit at their computer and try to 'guess' users passwords. . .This would probably go a long way towards making them stop.

What do you (WI members) think???
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: STOP Webkinz Thieves!

hmm I dont' think 5 minutes is long enough. maybe if it said for the next 8 hours?? lOL seems like a long time but if it was really you you could just type your secret code instead of trying to guess your password. although what about us who are not accurate typers and have to type our passwords several times to get it right?? lOL just things to think about.

good point though
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: STOP Webkinz Thieves!

unfortunatly most of the hackers are using spyware program that tracks your key strokes and pretty much gives them you user name a password so they don't really have to guess
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: STOP Webkinz Thieves!

View Post Originally Posted by k2ramal
unfortunatly most of the hackers are using spyware program that tracks your key strokes and pretty much gives them you user name a password so they don't really have to guess
OHHH!!

I didn't know that. That really stinks. I do change my password pretty often, and I have never been 'hacked', but I just feel so bad for people that get ripped off!

Once I thought someone had logged on as me. . .b/c I saw a new food in my dock and I thought -- wait a minute! I didn't buy that. . .but then I realized I had just done my pet care! and it was the food from that LOL!
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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i know i get !!!!! It stinks
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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Maybe propose to Ganz that if you could prove that the account is yours (mostly have saved your tags, know info about the account, date started) that they could restore your account to what it was the previous day. Or at a minimum track where the items went to. Maybe a petition would help? Or gathering the information from those who have been hacked and sending multiple e-mails to Ganz?

I had a super bad malware virus on my computer at home that was recording my keystrokes. Since I do all online banking at work, I was only concerned about my Webkinz account! I kind of thought I was overreacting, but I guess not.

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Old 07-18-2007, 12:01 PM   #7
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if i dont vist webkinz every day the next my pass has been changed
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #8
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I love pandasmom's idea! It is true about the keystroke thing, what you suggested would be a great idea if there wern't the keystroke things.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:23 PM   #9
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i like tha idea, but most people dont do that. they user spy programs that get your passwords.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: STOP Webkinz Thieves!

if Ganz would invest in a better seciurity system such as the ones the online banking and other high priority sites use it would cut the hacking down quite a bit. There is always ways around security unfortunatly but if it was made much harder than mabey these hackers would loose interest in webkinz and move on to something easier it is not like they are stealing real money they are doing it cause it is easy so they find it fun.
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