Passwords compromised

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  1. JConLine

    JConLine Registered Member

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    Unfortunately I picked up a trojan, backdoor.bot, which I could not remove and had to reformat my hard drive and re-install Windows. My question concerns my passwords. I had approximately 100 passwords which I kept in KeePass, should I assume they have been compromised and change them. Any advice?

    By the way, when my computer started acting up I began scanning for malware. All scans were negative using Eset4, MBAM, A2Square, SAS, and SpyBot. I then booted into safe mode and scanned again. This time only MBAM found the problem, backdoor.bot! But even though I found it MBAM could not remove it. It said it removed the Trojan, but after removal I could not access my registry, could not browse, I could not install a program. I would get a very official looking message saying the action could not be completed because I lacked the proper administrative rights! So I loaded GParted, erased the partition and reinstalled Windows. What a pain.

    Again, what is your advice re passwords.


    Jim
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    Jim, when a computer has fallen victim, always assume the worst. I would check all the accounts for any intrusions and for peace of mind, change their passwords as well.

    Review Password Recovery Speeds to come up with a strong Master password.

    JR
     
  3. Ed_H

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    Thanks for that link...it is a great article! Time to re-think all my passwords.
     
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    Ed_H, you're welcome! Take care.

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  5. Threedog

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    Thanks for that link JR. My passwords weren't too bad but after reading that I made them even stronger.
     
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    Threedog, you're welcome as well! Take care.

    JR
     
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    Longboard, that Microsoft link is a good one too! Take care.

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