VTEC Website security

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by Harpers Tate, 31 Aug 2015.

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  1. Harpers Tate

    Harpers Tate Established Member

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    I had to chuckle to myself.

    Yesterday, I changed my EMail address on the VTEC website.
    Today I received this EMail twice
    Why the chuckle? Both instances of this EMail were received by the NEW address. In other words, if this had in fact been the result of some fraudulent activity by a third party, it is they who would have received the message and not me. And they would hardly be likely to call for help, would they?

    D'oh!
     
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  3. hulabaloo

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    Oops! :D
     
  4. Clip

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    This happens with lots of websites when you go to change your details - try it with your paypal or such like and youll get the same email.
     
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    But they usually send it to the old email to check you know about the change.

    No point sending it to the new (potentially controlled by fraudsters one).
     
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    Yes I get that but its just confirming the change - I got one sent from my bank to both addresses its really nothing to write home about
     
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    yorkie Forum Staff Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, that's the key thing! If it's not sent to the old address, then if it was done maliciously the intended recipient would never know ;)
     
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    They seem to be on a bit of an attack over this at the moment as they have emailed saying they have tightened the password policy and asking people to change theirs. Not sure if anyone else has had the same
     
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    I've had that one too. Personally, I don't get the VTEC site to remember my payment card details but type them in afresh each time - the fewer places those details are recorded the better, but if that was not the case then their reminder to (in effect) have as good a password as you'd have for online banking would be welcome.
     
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