If you get an email warning you about

an unusual login attempt, don’t worry, it’s me - I’m just trying to hack into your account.


I’ll save you the effort, it’s Netrunner69

oasis are good fuck off


If you figure out what some of my passwords are, do let me know. Gets the point where I don’t even bother guessing, just click “forgotten password” and get them to send me an email. Cuts the foreplay out, straight to the point.

I got an email once with my password like “I know what porn you have been looking at this is your password xxxx and I have been recording you send me £203947 in bitcoin or I’ll send the video to your friends”

I mean it was my password but I don’t watch porn anyway so it was okay. The email also complimented the choice in porn, I googled it and a lot of people got this email

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Both me and my dad got this email - it had variations on our password but not the exact ones. I’m interested to know how they got part of it but not all :woman_shrugging:

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:face_with_raised_eyebrow: :smile:


Pretty well known scam isnt it. Websites with shite security are breached and passwords get sold on the dark web by the thousands.


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Based on the one I got, I’m guessing it was based on the linkedin breach a number of years back

One of the most unexpectedly awkward moments in my life was when my almost completely humourless big boss - who has the poshest voice I have ever heard in real life, and I have been around a LOT of posh people - said in a meeting “remember to be vigilant about cyber-security. This week I got an email threatening to email my colleagues about what pornography I’ve been accessing at work unless I pay them some exorbitant amount of money immediately. I didn’t reply, so if any of you receive an email about my viewing habits, please ignore it.”


Fine, it’s Netrunner70 now

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The password must contain at least three character categories among the following:

  • Uppercase characters (A-Z)
  • Lowercase characters (a-z)
  • Digits (0-9)
  • Special characters (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|(){}:;"’<>,.?/)

My dads never had LinkedIn though. In both our cases they quoted the noun involved in the password but not the specific permutations used in the password itself


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Just reset my DiS password :+1:

No it literally said something like “and good choice I approve of your taste”

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Flippin heck

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just made a massive vat of Indian curry gravy.

going to do some drawing now and then watch my tv which has really curvy edges.


Just read this three times before the penny dropped

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Yeah, I got this just the other week - “we’ve recorded video of you enjoying it on your webcam” or something like that. I don’t have any video capabilities on my PC because of security fears!

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