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can't log into my old account

Post by thisisreallycomplicated2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:02 am

I was permanently logged in for a long time. Then cleared my browser's cache, without making sure I still had my password somewhere. And now I can't log into my old account (thisisreallycomplicated). And the email address I signed up with in 2011 doesn't exist anymore, so the thing for recovering your password doesn't work. Is there any way I can get back in? I tried emailing admin a few times, but didn't get any replies. I'm pretty sure Zandra would recognize me if I called her, but don't want to bother her, unless there isn't any other way. Thanks.

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by dmwbmw2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:37 am

Been there. Done that.

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by admin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:45 pm

Ok send me an email with the new email address.

One time though, otherwise this turns in a security mess.
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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by Space Cat » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm

Get https://keepass.info/ (free, put database in Dropbox) or https://1password.com/ ($3/mo, automatic sync) and never loose your passwords again.

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by thisisreallycomplicated2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:09 pm

admin wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Ok send me an email with the new email address.

One time though, otherwise this turns in a security mess.
I just sent you an email, thanks!

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by thisisreallycomplicated2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:15 pm

dmwbmw2 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:37 am
Been there. Done that.

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I was trying not to lose all my old private messages. I have some useful stuff in there.

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by thisisreallycomplicated2 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm

Space Cat wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Get <url removed> (free, put database in Dropbox) or <url removed> ($3/mo, automatic sync) and never loose your passwords again.
But then I'd forget my password for the password program:) Besides, I don't really trust those things.

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by Space Cat » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:36 am

thisisreallycomplicated2 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm
But then I'd forget my password for the password program:) Besides, I don't really trust those things.
That's the only password you'll need to remember though.

KeePass is open source (everybody can check the code) and its password database is just an encrypted file. Even if somebody breaks into your Dropbox or computer, they will not be able to open your password database without the master password.

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by thisisreallycomplicated2 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:56 am

Space Cat wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:36 am
thisisreallycomplicated2 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:31 pm
But then I'd forget my password for the password program:) Besides, I don't really trust those things.
KeePass is open source (everybody can check the code) and its password database is just an encrypted file. Even if somebody breaks into your Dropbox or computer, they will not be able to open your password database without the master password.
It's probably ok, especially for something like an allchile password. But even open source can have hidden exploits, that may or may not have been created on purpose. You might remember the linux SSL "Heartbleed" problem (I can't post links yet with this account)

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Re: can't log into my old account

Post by admin » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:50 am

Ok got the email, but will have to fix it when i am not on my cell phone.

The ssl heartbleed fiasco was a badly run open source project. I knew years before something did not smell right about it, and wrapped all my important ssl connections in my own ssh tunnels. I still wrap critical ssl connections in ssh encryption.
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