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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Silvernub, Nov 26, 2016.

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  1. Silvernub

    Silvernub Retired Staff

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    Hey everyone. Recently, some players have started passing around strange links, and they usually talk about how you can get free alts or a different client beforehand. When clicked, the links prompt you for your minecraft login information, which is then used against you. The makers of the site then have access to your account, and they can add it to their database of stolen accounts, which they might choose to sell. If your account is stolen, you have little chance of getting it back.

    I just wanted to remind all of you to never click on any link you don't trust, from a person you don't trust. It could lead to your account being compromised. If someone sends you a link you think might be suspicious, please report it to a staff member (with a screenshot) as soon as possible.

    Players who send these links will be
    permanently banned without warning.

    Alternatively, you can use a website such as https://unshorten.me/ , which expands any shortened URL (goo.gl, bit.ly, etc). This will allow you to see where the link is really taking you, and if the website is secure or not. If you don't recognize the source, please report it to a staff member.

    Please note that all links, shortened or not, that are present in official PMC announcements are completely trustworthy and secure.

    If you are still concerned about the security of your account, change your password to a unique one (not used anywhere else), migrate your account to an email that isn't used for anything, and enable two-factor authentication for that email (if you're using gmail) with the Google Authenticator app.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Have a great day! P.S. Arran is a major noob lol
     
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  2. MonsterFtw

    MonsterFtw Noob Member

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    How do we know http://www.unshorten.it/ isn't a phising link, and your account isn't compromised? Scary! (i'm just kidding, don't worry).
     
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  3. Silvernub

    Silvernub Retired Staff

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    It doesn't prompt you for your Mojang account information. :p
     
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    LukeFrost Retired Staff

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    Phil Chenard Retired Staff

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    :eek:
     
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  6. MonsterFtw

    MonsterFtw Noob Member

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    Keylogger perhaps? ;)
     
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    Scary. ;w;
     
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    Taylorr Well-Known Member

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    Ugh people these days.
     
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  9. LukeFrost

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    upload_2016-11-27_0-48-11.png Pretty cheap accounts these days
     
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  10. Chey9267

    Chey9267 Retired Staff

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    Jesus. . Who needs that many alts? o_O
     
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    Advertising bots usually
     
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  12. ItzFoxi

    ItzFoxi Active Member

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    i already made a warning bout da strange links ;n;
     
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  13. Rajat Sharma

    Rajat Sharma Member

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    I got that security from the person, (Twitter) - EvolvedSquad (Its his) I got that on my 2nd Acc on PMC, My brother clicked it, Logged in, Hacked, I had to change my Password, Luckily I got my account back.
     
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  14. Rajat Sharma

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    WATCH OUT - FOR THIS GUY - - - KFC, HE IS Giving our SUSPICIOUS LINKS
     
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  15. Kyoceti

    Kyoceti Active Member

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    Lol why do people hack accounts like this?
    Such a slow way of doing it.
     
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    I had mine stolen 3 times by the same person, along with my old mcph hosted server, Outsmarted him though. I quickly changed my password and migrated my account to an email. Dosed the kid too, Just couldn't hold that back. Funny thing is, I saw him about 5 months after that on a factions server I was spamming lol.

    Yeah don't trust people.


    By the way, for a lot of you who probably use McLeaks, Wonder where they get the accounts. . .Hhhmmmmm...

    I also recommend don't trust freeop stuff. xD
     
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  17. GetDroppedKids

    GetDroppedKids Active Member

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    Kek
     
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  18. Kyoceti

    Kyoceti Active Member

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    WAIT LOL YOU HAD TO FILL OUT YOUR INFO AND THEY DID IT?
    They deserve to be hacked like how dumb?
     
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  19. LWPM

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    So I wanted to know what was going on with this BS link so i went to check it... you must be really stupid to fall for this.
     
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  20. Jace Irwin

    Jace Irwin Well-Known Member

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    Your voice is hot xD I'll never get over it tbfh xD Just like my friend Cyy, like jesus.

    I know thats off topic but whateves.

    Also it's kind of sad when this has to be stated in a public post. Why can't people just play by the rules? Why bother other people? Like live your own life and let me live mine is peace xD
     
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