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December 30, 2012, 09:42:01 PM
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i"m getting paranoid i think. i'm getting constant mails of people trying to access my gmail accounts, game accounts etc. so that must mean i have leaked my username/password somewhere in the past and i'm affraid i might have used the same combinations for my btcjam/gox/blockchain accounts etc.. even if i change my passwords the log in attempts keep coming ...i don't think anyone has had access to any accounts of mine besides an old wow account were i fel into an e-mail scam like 6 years ago.. should i be worried?
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December 30, 2012, 10:27:45 PM
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You can protect your bitcoins by using paper wallets.

You could leave private keys with small amounts of bitcoins in places as bait to see if hackers will take them.  Use a "watching only" wallet to detect theft.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper or hardware wallets instead.
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December 31, 2012, 06:57:45 AM
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i"m getting paranoid i think. i'm getting constant mails of people trying to access my gmail accounts, game accounts etc. so that must mean i have leaked my username/password somewhere in the past and i'm affraid i might have used the same combinations for my btcjam/gox/blockchain accounts etc.. even if i change my passwords the log in attempts keep coming ...i don't think anyone has had access to any accounts of mine besides an old wow account were i fel into an e-mail scam like 6 years ago.. should i be worried?
Yes, you should be worried as you're in their radar.
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December 31, 2012, 07:18:34 AM
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i"m getting paranoid i think. i'm getting constant mails of people trying to access my gmail accounts, game accounts etc. so that must mean i have leaked my username/password somewhere in the past and i'm affraid i might have used the same combinations for my btcjam/gox/blockchain accounts etc.. even if i change my passwords the log in attempts keep coming ...i don't think anyone has had access to any accounts of mine besides an old wow account were i fel into an e-mail scam like 6 years ago.. should i be worried?

Keep in mind that these emails about people attempting to gain access to your accounts are phishing emails. In other words, the only people trying to get your accounts are the people that sent you the emails. I hope you didn't click on any links in those emails.

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December 31, 2012, 07:23:45 AM
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i"m getting paranoid i think. i'm getting constant mails of people trying to access my gmail accounts, game accounts etc. so that must mean i have leaked my username/password somewhere in the past and i'm affraid i might have used the same combinations for my btcjam/gox/blockchain accounts etc.. even if i change my passwords the log in attempts keep coming ...i don't think anyone has had access to any accounts of mine besides an old wow account were i fel into an e-mail scam like 6 years ago.. should i be worried?

Keep in mind that these emails about people attempting to gain access to your accounts are phishing emails. In other words, the only people trying to get your accounts are the people that sent you the emails. I hope you didn't click on any links in those emails.

+1. Best way to deal with this if you're paranoid is to go to the website directly (do NOT click the links in the emails) and change the password.

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