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Pokemon Showndown Hacked! Change your Passwords!
Unless you use a unique password for your Emails, Social Media, & GTS, it would be best to change them all.


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RE: Pokemon Showndown Hacked! Change your Passwords!
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is Pokemon Showdown?

EDIT: Just looked it up, I've never used this app, so it shouldn't be a problem for users like me right?

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(Sep 17, 2016 9:21 PM)Avia wrote:

Unless you use a unique password for your Emails, Social Media, & GTS, it would be best to change them all.

Bloody (apparently censored) this is what I get for having very few passwords. Tysm Avia you're a life saver

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Sep 18, 2016    2:20 PM
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RE: Pokemon Showndown Hacked! Change your Passwords!
(Sep 18, 2016 8:48 AM)Iceninja76 wrote:

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is Pokemon Showdown?

EDIT: Just looked it up, I've never used this app, so it shouldn't be a problem for users like me right?

If you never used it, you're fine :D

They're claiming 4 million accounts may be compromised, and we only have a little over 80,000 here.

Since many members have accounts on other Pokemon communities, we just wanted to spread the warning to be safe.


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Sep 18, 2016    6:12 PM
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RE: Pokemon Showndown Hacked! Change your Passwords!
I tried changing my email, and I know the new email I'm putting in is right, but it says my email is invalid?

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Sep 18, 2016    8:59 PM
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(Sep 18, 2016 6:12 PM)Blaer wrote:

I tried changing my email, and I know the new email I'm putting in is right, but it says my email is invalid?

PM me the email you're trying to change it to.


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Sep 19, 2016    10:38 PM
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Was this what Pokemon Online used to be because I don't even remember using this?


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Sep 20, 2016    5:51 AM
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(Sep 19, 2016 10:38 PM)Crest wrote:

Was this what Pokemon Online used to be because I don't even remember using this?

No, Pokemon Online is separate to this. But if you never used it, then you're fine :)


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Sep 20, 2016    9:48 AM
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RE: Pokemon Showndown Hacked! Change your Passwords!
Hi, I have a couple questions if you don.t mind.
Does this mean that my information will be leaked regardless of my passwords being different from each other?
And how can I start a new thread? I've been away for a long time and I can't really recall.

Thanks a bunch.

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Sep 20, 2016    9:55 AM
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RE: Pokemon Showndown Hacked! Change your Passwords!
(Sep 20, 2016 9:48 AM)shadowdelta wrote:

Hi, I have a couple questions if you don.t mind.
Does this mean that my information will be leaked regardless of my passwords being different from each other?
And how can I start a new thread? I've been away for a long time and I can't really recall.

Thanks a bunch.

In regards to the new thread question - just like how you replied, look for a "New Thread" button in sections you can post. Try it here where you can reintroduce yourself:
http://www.pokemongts.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=218

But your private information, that's not entirely something we can answer.

It depends what information Pokemon Showdown stores. I just tested it by making a username, and trying to register it. It seems to only asks for a Password, no real name asked for, and no Email Address.

You should be okay. But even if Email accounts are stolen, I honestly don't believe that to be a major issue. As majority of people's email accounts are already being sold and spammed on a daily basis. When you sign up your email address to get a discount at store, you're agreeing they can share your information for marketing.


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(Sep 20, 2016 5:51 AM)Avia wrote:

(Sep 19, 2016 10:38 PM)Crest wrote:

Was this what Pokemon Online used to be because I don't even remember using this?

No, Pokemon Online is separate to this. But if you never used it, then you're fine :)

Ah OK thank you and sorry for the late reply.


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