I've had 128 login attempts on my account.

#1 Posted by Whitestripes09 (397 posts) -

I managed to somehow validate my e-mail yesterday during the launch chaos week and as soon as I did I had about 128 messages from arena net stating that someone across the world is trying to access into my account. To those of you who have validated your emails lets make this into a game?

#2 Posted by Jimbo (9769 posts) -

But a bitch ain't one.

#3 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -
@Whitestripes09

I managed to somehow validate my e-mail yesterday during the launch chaos week and as soon as I did I had about 128 messages from arena net stating that someone across the world is trying to access into my account. To those of you who have validated your emails lets make this into a game?

I wonder what causes some people to be targeted over others? I'm not going to jinx myself, but it's weird how random it is.
#4 Posted by adoggz (2035 posts) -

0. i win.

#5 Edited by EXTomar (4449 posts) -

@Jams said:

@Whitestripes09

I managed to somehow validate my e-mail yesterday during the launch chaos week and as soon as I did I had about 128 messages from arena net stating that someone across the world is trying to access into my account. To those of you who have validated your emails lets make this into a game?

I wonder what causes some people to be targeted over others? I'm not going to jinx myself, but it's weird how random it is.

The usual way: Signing up on a message board or "Guild Wars fan site" with less than hardened system. Browsing Guild Wars 2 info on a machine or network that is not hardened. Even having a legacy Guild Wars account active on social services. Even the information we've been leaving on GiantBomb.com gives them hints.

#6 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

#7 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4247 posts) -

0.

#8 Posted by project343 (2809 posts) -

I'm at 5 attempts. Gave up quickly with my excellent passwording skillz.

#9 Posted by aceofspudz (915 posts) -

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte, or half the values in an unsigned byte.

#10 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3128 posts) -

Account hackers are gross. Here's hoping you're still secure. Might want to change your credentials if only to feel more comfortable.

#11 Posted by Mijati (877 posts) -

I've had about 3 reset password emails sent to me (actual ones, not phising ones) from someone trying to get my account.
 
I don't even have GW2 so no idea why the hell they're targeting me. Tempted to accept one just to know they'll be disappointed when they login and there's nothing there.

#12 Posted by Cirdain (2996 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

But a bitch ain't one.

//thread

#13 Posted by scalpel (314 posts) -

I've had 20 reset password emails in the last couple of days, and I haven't played Guild Wars since 2008.

#14 Edited by Bollard (5202 posts) -

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

#15 Posted by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

You might want to change your password and account email.

#16 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

Hey guys, thanks for fucking with my brain.

#17 Posted by CaLe (3897 posts) -

I don't even have the game and I received a password reset confirmation email... Hackers be hackin'.

#18 Posted by TruthTellah (8414 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

heh. Zero is neither positive nor negative. Though, it is an even number.

#19 Posted by weirdo (144 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

But a bitch ain't one.
#20 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -
@Mijati said:
I've had about 3 reset password emails sent to me (actual ones, not phising ones) from someone trying to get my account.   I don't even have GW2 so no idea why the hell they're targeting me. Tempted to accept one just to know they'll be disappointed when they login and there's nothing there.
Yo, reset password emails means the Chinese hackers have your password and are trying to wreck your shit. Change passwords to everything important to you, scan the heck outta your system for infections and pray.
#21 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4577 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Chavtheworld said:

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

heh. Zero is neither positive nor negative. Though, it is an even number.

MATH TIME!!

So glad I'm done with math classes. You have no idea.
#22 Posted by StrikeALight (1112 posts) -

Switch to Gmail, if you haven't already, and keep separate adresses / passwords for each game account you own.

Turn on 2-step verification for each email account.

Avoid signing up /posting on fansites.

#23 Posted by TruthTellah (8414 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Chavtheworld said:

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

heh. Zero is neither positive nor negative. Though, it is an even number.

MATH TIME!!

So glad I'm done with math classes. You have no idea.

That graph is missing a line from Zero to Even Numbers, as Zero is divisible by two. And that fits with the consistent even, odd, even nature of numbers. :D

#24 Posted by Bollard (5202 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Chavtheworld said:

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

heh. Zero is neither positive nor negative. Though, it is an even number.

MATH TIME!!

So glad I'm done with math classes. You have no idea.

That graph is missing a line from Zero to Even Numbers, as Zero is divisible by two. And that fits with the consistent even, odd, even nature of numbers. :D

What the, negative integers are definitely whole numbers! Odd and prime isn't mutually exclusive either.

#25 Posted by TruthTellah (8414 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@TruthTellah said:

@MarkWahlberg said:

@TruthTellah said:

@Chavtheworld said:

@aceofspudz said:

@Baillie said:

The fact that it's 128 makes me suspicious. It's such a computer number.

It's the number of non-negative values in a signed byte

Only if you count 0 as non-negative.

Wait, zero is non-negative, I assumed you said positive. Is zero positive?

heh. Zero is neither positive nor negative. Though, it is an even number.

MATH TIME!!

So glad I'm done with math classes. You have no idea.

That graph is missing a line from Zero to Even Numbers, as Zero is divisible by two. And that fits with the consistent even, odd, even nature of numbers. :D

What the, negative integers are definitely whole numbers! Odd and prime isn't mutually exclusive either.

Yeah, that chart is all kinds of screwy!

I suppose "LazyMaths" was an appropriate place for it to come from. heh.

#26 Edited by MarkWahlberg (4577 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@Chavtheworld said:

@TruthTellah said:

That graph is missing a line from Zero to Even Numbers, as Zero is divisible by two. And that fits with the consistent even, odd, even nature of numbers. :D

What the, negative integers are definitely whole numbers! Odd and prime isn't mutually exclusive either.

Yeah, that chart is all kinds of screwy!

I suppose "LazyMaths" was an appropriate place for it to come from. heh.

Well, I did just pick the first chart I could find on Google Images. I was looking for the Venn-Diagram-but-with-boxes version we used to have in school but couldn't find it. It's nice to know that the internet remains absolutely useless and contradictory when it comes to getting help with math.

#27 Posted by damswedon (3173 posts) -

@project343: Is it password123?

#28 Posted by TruthTellah (8414 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg: heh. That's math for you. :)

#29 Posted by Grillbar (1792 posts) -

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