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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:37 pm 
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Just noticed an alert on my iPad notifying me that, "due to a data leak" my password on British Trainz is compromised and should be changed. I have changed it, but wondered if anyone else has had this notification or there has been a data leak from this website? Just thought I'd ask!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:47 pm 
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This is the first I've heard about it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:47 pm 
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No sign of anything wrong at my end, no popups on Windows.

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 Post subject: Re: Data Leak
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:14 pm 
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Thanks for response, don't want to unnecessarily alarm you Mark. As I explained elsewhere to Malc, the background is that there is a 'passwords' menu in iPad settings which features a 'Security Recommendations' setting with a 'Detect Compromised Passwords' toggle (which I think is default enabled). This issues a warning that, "british-trainz.co.uk - this password has appeared in a data leak, which puts this account at high risk of compromise.' Apple’s password monitoring, “matches passwords stored in the user’s Password AutoFill keychain against a continuously updated and curated list of passwords known to have been exposed in leaks.” If users have this functionality switched on, password monitor will always be seeking matches between the passwords you use and those that are leaked online and alert you when there’s a problem.

I don't think British Trainz has been compromised here, I suspect the password I was using had been leaked elsewhere as I had (foolishly) reused it across several sites. However, it might be worth members who access this site on their iPad or iPhone checking to see if they have a notification.

Apologies for the false alarm!

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