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Remember we are security experts and can't give legal advice: Most likely it's impossible to figure out how exactly your account was compromised. Let Gmail team know that it happened, they may be able to help. Unfortunately, the best you can do for your friends is to let them know you were compromised. If this happened at work, let your IT people know ...


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This MD5 hash is just a cryptographic hash of a file, i.e. a unique identifier of the file's contents. You can compute a (more-or-less) unique MD5 hash of any file. What does it have to do with security? You see, when you have a malicious file, you can compute its MD5 hash just like with any other file. Then, if you get this malicious file in your system ...


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What are the threats posed by this situation? Threats include information leakage as this info could be in your logs in plaintext: Passwords for other sites or systems. Partially entered passwords for your system. Old, similar passwords. Old passwords that were attempted since password was changed, which may have been reused elsewhere. Passwords with ...


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The threats is that if anybody of the team members is crooked he/she could guess the correct password. Invalid login attempts - it seems to me - are because of 3 reasons: spelling mistakes for password or user name wrong password or username invalid attempts (hitting enter too early, no password at all etc) Now for the spelling mistake it is very ...



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