Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?
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  1. #1
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    Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    Is anyone else getting this message?

    "Change your password
    A data breach on a site or app exposed your password. Chrome recommends changing your password on weldingweb.com now."

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    I got one when I went to the Hobart welding site. I just ignored it and so far haven't seen it again.
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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    Hmm. I see it every time I log on to weldingweb.

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    More than likely a malware on YOUR computer, I have heard of these on other sites but not specifically that get triggered on weldingweb but you never know with the speed these lowlifes adapt to changing policies...

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    it never hurts to change your password.

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    Do not change your password through that popup!
    If you want to change your password log in to welding web as you normally would and change it in the settings tab.

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    this is the correct link to change your password: https://weldingweb.com/profile.php?do=editpassword

    can you post a screenshot of the pop up you are seeing?

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    When ever something out of the ordinary comes up/pops up first thing I do is start a few searches with some of the details the message/etc has on it... along with the keywords scam/virus/malware/etc... this will give you a little insight into what is going on or if it's a common scam/issue... but don't use this search engine...
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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    I'd be suspicious if it showed up on every site but it's only on welding web and there aren't any clickable links in it so it seems real. I'll try to post a screen shot next time I log on.

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    thanks, please do.

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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    Sorry for the delay. Here's the popup. It doesn't show up on a single other site I go to.
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    Re: Popup sayng to change my password on weldng web?

    That's your browser itself giving you the warning. Likely because you have used the same password here on WeldingWeb and somewhere else on the internet, or Chrome considers your password to be common and insecure. I would change your password using the link I provided above.

    cheers,
    robb

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