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jeyf

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my account here goes way back to when bits were bytes. I have an old account.
so
i tried already to get ahold of macRumors tech support / site admin but i do not have access. Go figure


recently i noticed someone was using my account and i changed my password. just doday i noticed someone again using my account again with the changed password.
i use a password manager etc so I am not giving it away.

i posted that i did not make the post and i got this respone super fast from the moderator:
Re: Post in thread 'A Pox On All Your Houses: The Cult Of Trump'. Thank you for submitting a post report to alert us to a post that required our attention. The moderator team reviewed the post and took suitable action. Please send in a support request so this can be researched. https://forums.macrumors.com/misc/contact/ One of the site administrators will review your note and reply to you.


i am unable to contact macRumors tech support ?likely because of the age of my account
so
making a thread there about the situation here now, go figure someone or something has access to macRumor passwords and is posting in other peeps names.


the good side of this is from what i read the pho posting looks better that what I would write.
 

Scepticalscribe

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@jeyf: Might I suggest - or recommend - that you request that this post and thread be moved to the Site and Feedback Forum(SFF) where mods and others do visit frequently?

Moreover, in order to receive a reply fom the mods re your account, - and to ensure that they have actually seen your request and are aware of your problem - I suggest that you use the Contact Form
 
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I7guy

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Did you look at your post history to determine the posts not made by you. I will bet my bottom dollar there is an ip log associated with the forum that can be researched.
 
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arn

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it's a weird issue. posting to someone else's account can't really happen through a caching issue.

Left with hmm...

Stealing cookies - tough with SSL, but possible through a vpn/proxy?
Stealing password - if you changed it and it happened still, computer hacked/malware?
Someone in same household using same computer
Inherent flaw in Xenforo - this would be a big deal, and seems unlikely
Other server level hacks - posting innocent message through a user account seems a weird way to exploit.
 
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jeyf

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my account is very old but recently changed my password and i run a vpn. I clear my internet settings with onyx after an internet scission. only one in the house using the computer.

i would not be an obvious candidate for this:

the odd thing was i was able to quote my self



this is the 2nd time for this. The first time i responded to the event with just changing my pw but even with the new password it still happened. Odd thing is i dont think its malicious.





reference the post itself linky:
 
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chown33

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There's nothing unusual at all about that.
As can be seen here.

And it certainly isn't a moderator privilege. I've done it several times before, usually in the Programming forum, when I posted something erroneous and wanted to correct it while keeping the original intact.
 
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Apple_Robert

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In the middle of several books.
my account is very old but recently changed my password and i run a vpn. I clear my internet settings with onyx after an internet scission. only one in the house using the computer.

i would not be an obvious candidate for this:

the odd thing was i was able to quote my self



this is the 2nd time for this. The first time i responded to the event with just changing my pw but even with the new password it still happened. Odd thing is i dont think its malicious.





reference the post itself linky:
Have you had more than one tab or window open for MR on a regular basis? If so, is it possible that you got confused or inadvertently quoted yourself with more than one tab open, and seeing that made you think you had a hacked MR account?
 
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jeyf

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i post a lot of junk here but i just have not been following the Gaetz / Greenberg thing at all.

i recently got a new improved vpn subscription. previous used a back water vpn out of vietNam some place.
 
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arn

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The ip of the
i post a lot of junk here but i just have not been following the Gaetz / Greenberg thing at all.

i recently got a new improved vpn subscription. previous used a back water vpn out of vietNam some place.

The IP of the post you say didn't come from you is very similar to the one you are posting from (same company)

It also is the same IP as these posts:



Did you post those?
 
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ruka.snow

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I would highly recommend changing a password while not on VPN. On every VPN the admins can read absolutely everything that flows through it. Especially true of an office VPN.
 
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annk

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In addition, I'm interested the fact that you write you were denied access when you tried to contact us to get this straightened out. Were you trying to access the Contact Us form and do you remember the wording of the error message you got?
 
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