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Liteboy

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Had a security alert from Google today to run its password checker as one of the sites I had been logged onto could be compromised. Turns out it was Fiat forum.com, it advised a change of password which I duly did.
Just wondered if anyone else had a similar warning?
 
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I've not had anything.
Do you use different passwords for every site you log onto? Don't answer that, but consider it.
I think Google just looks at your saved passwords on your own computer, and applies an algorithm to them to advise if it thinks it is a weak password. Of course, it is recommended to use a combination of letters, capital and lower case, and numbers, and not use obvious things like youor middle name, etc.

Could be that your original password was just a simple one, and Google had an automated hissy fit about it.
 
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Liteboy

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Google said the site had been subject to a data breach and to change password before continuing.
Worked in IT support for 30 years before retirement so used to having multiple complex passwords.
 

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Did it say that the forum had been data breached, or that the saved username and password (in your Chrome passwords) had been compromised on a site - so you needed to change all the ones where the same combo was used?
 
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Liteboy

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This is the wording it used "A data breach on a site or app exposed your password" fiat forum.com it was a unique password for the site. Interestingly it happened on my Windows PC which I rarely use to access the forum, I normally access the site via chrome on my phone and not had any warnings there. Could be a false positive as more members would have commented on it surely.
 

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I had the same thing but I just ignore it simply because I use a different password for this forum. And I have two-way verification on.
 
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