Passwords October 19, 2005 4:22 PM   Subscribe

Did someone try to steal my awesome account? I just got my password emailed to me, with a statement that I requested it, but... I didn't request it.
posted by The Monkey to MetaFilter-Related at 4:22 PM (18 comments total)

And it went to you, instead of anyone else. Hey, look! A non-issue.
posted by angry modem at 4:28 PM on October 19, 2005


I got an email saying I requested The Monkey's password, too.
posted by Plutor at 4:29 PM on October 19, 2005


And now that you've mentioned it, expect to get several more.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:30 PM on October 19, 2005


Sometimes it's innocent. I'm sure there are a lot of monkey-related usernames, and the person is mis-remembering their username/password, swearing up and down that they were The Monkey when maybe they signed up as A Monkey ages ago.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:36 PM on October 19, 2005


Monkey see, Monkey do.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:39 PM on October 19, 2005


angry modem, it may well be trivial, and I don't see any solution, but I also thought it was unusual.

mr_crash_davis, a couple. It's different when it's just jokers being stupid, though.

mathowie, that sounds likely, I'm sure you're right.

Oh, there go another six. *adds filter*
posted by The Monkey at 4:46 PM on October 19, 2005


Was that a MonkeyFilter?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:48 PM on October 19, 2005


It's Raining Florence Henderson wins the thread. And also the handle competition.
posted by Plutor at 4:54 PM on October 19, 2005


This thread has Wessonality.
posted by keswick at 6:09 PM on October 19, 2005


It could be Al Qaeda.
posted by wakko at 6:26 PM on October 19, 2005


I've gotten requests to reset my password mailed from various web services before - it's really nothing to be worried about, unless you think someone has the ability to tap your e-mail and catch these before you get them. Ignoring them is the correct thing to do.
posted by odinsdream at 6:27 PM on October 19, 2005


wakko wins the thread.

delmoi and Plutor lose the thread for claming that someone 'won the thread'.
posted by delmoi at 6:36 PM on October 19, 2005


It may not necessarily be monkleyfishing. It could be monkey spiders.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:24 PM on October 19, 2005


I can imagine that there are at least three people who would covet such a high-profile account. One of those people . . . has been murdered.
posted by jenovus at 10:06 PM on October 19, 2005


*checks pulse*

whew
posted by 23skidoo at 4:19 AM on October 20, 2005


I've often "thought" I had a certain username, tried to request the password, and never got the mail. Someone may simply have a bad memory and think they had your username.
posted by wackybrit at 5:50 AM on October 20, 2005


Just happened to me this morning. I don't think anyone has a username close to mine, so someone is probably trying to be a sneakypants.

P.S. My password is urabuttlmao; hope that helps.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:29 AM on October 20, 2005


i do find your account awesome, but do you mind if i call you "no zip found in the db"? or just "in the db" for short?
posted by philida at 2:32 PM on October 20, 2005


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