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« on: February 14, 2019, 10:10 »
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Got this email from 500px today

"Our engineering team recently learned of a potential security issue affecting your 500px user account. We are taking this issue extremely seriously and have taken immediate action to address the situation and ensure the protection of our users data. Although there is no indication of unauthorized access to your account, as a precautionary measure, we require you to reset your 500px account password."

So if you have 500px account and are unsure whether the email is genuine it should be but if you try to log in to your account it will ask you to reset your password.

I did and was happy to delete my account too having left it open  (with no photos)  after the royalty cut and deal with Getty/VCG :D 


« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 10:23 »
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Got this email from 500px today

"Our engineering team recently learned of a potential security issue affecting your 500px user account. We are taking this issue extremely seriously and have taken immediate action to address the situation and ensure the protection of our users data. Although there is no indication of unauthorized access to your account, as a precautionary measure, we require you to reset your 500px account password."

So if you have 500px account and are unsure whether the email is genuine it should be but if you try to log in to your account it will ask you to reset your password.

I did and was happy to delete my account too having left it open  (with no photos)  after the royalty cut and deal with Getty/VCG :D
Same email. And yesterday was hacked EyeEm as well

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 13:00 »
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This kind of breach makes our "difficult" passwords irrelevant. Really, I feel it's kind of silly to create a password that even I can't remember without a note as some web sites still require a password containing at least a number, a special character, an upper case, a lower case, etc., when all the hacks happen at their ends.

« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 14:05 »
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I'm giving myself a tap on my shoulder for having locked the access to my payments with the authenticator app!

« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 14:06 »
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I'm giving myself a tap on my shoulder for having locked the access to my payments with the authenticator app!
Can you explain more about that? How did you do it?

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 14:17 »
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I'm giving myself a tap on my shoulder for having locked the access to my payments with the authenticator app!
Can you explain more about that? How did you do it?



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500px offers the option to use Google Authenticator to access that sensitive section of the site.

Something all the other agencies should implement ASAP!
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 17:08 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 14:19 »
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Gonna check that asap

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