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    Not sure if anyone's made a thread similar to this but- Why are so many people getting hacked lately? I've heard of 3 people who have been hacked in the last 24hrs. What's going on..? Are we even safe anymore? I believe all 3 had aap on too.
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    Just to be safe, you should record a video of your gt character with all your valuable items (Wearing or tapping in the inventory) while doing /time. That way if you ever do get hacked, you have evidence that you owned those items. Make sure AAP is enabled! I don't think the support team can help you if it's not enabled! Buy those password safe vaults. Who knows, they may actually help in keeping your items safe while you're offline, or even playing, atleast for the time being. Put them in your most valuable worlds, as they make the world untradable. Take a video of all your worlds when you wrench yourself too, just in case. Also, it may be a good idea to change your password now- both GrowID & the email you use with it. [Be careful though, if there's even a slight possibility that you've been keylogged, do not do this & instead, take a look at your device for any signs of keylogging].
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    Just stay safe everyone. Hopefully there's an explanation for these people getting hacked in such a similar time frame. Take extreme caution when clicking suspicious links & downloading files. Do whatever you possibly can on your account to keep your items & account safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoWolf View Post
    Make sure AAP I'd enabled!
    this.. are you sure those 3 ppl has that enabled?
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    I smashed my hard disk and had to get a new one so I'm virus free *dabs in depression*

    Just a side note tho. Alot of people should also activate 2FA on their emails aswell and add a phone number (for SMS or call confirmation that it's actually you that just logged in) also for extra security of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GEN View Post
    this.. are you sure those 3 ppl has that enabled?
    I'm pretty sure atleast 2/3 of them had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superparty View Post
    I smashed my hard disk and had to get a new one so I'm virus free *dabs in depression*

    Just a side note tho. Alot of people should also activate 2FA on their emails aswell and add a phone number (for SMS or call confirmation that it's actually you that just logged in) also for extra security of it.
    Yeah, do this. Your email is FAR more valuable information than your Growtopia account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoWolf View Post
    Not sure if anyone's made a thread similar to this but- Why are so many people getting hacked lately? I've heard of 3 people who have been hacked in the last 24hrs. What's going on..? Are we even safe anymore? I believe all 3 had aap on too.
    I think these players don't know how to secure their personal informations. Just don't click any links on growtopia forum/websites, Don't give your password to anyone, don't play private servers. if you don't do these things, you are safe.. Just don't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowPixel View Post
    I think these players don't know how to secure their personal informations. Just don't click any links on growtopia forum/websites, Don't give your password to anyone, don't play private servers. if you don't do these things, you are safe.. Just don't...
    Entho did that and he still got hacked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchyy View Post
    Entho did that and he still got hacked
    tbh at some point, I met someone who said out in public (to the world) my previous password and GrowID. Also the email I'm currently using.
    It's scary on what they can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEN View Post
    tbh at some point, I met someone who said out in public (to the world) my previous password and GrowID. Also the email I'm currently using.
    It's scary on what they can do.
    Holy heck thats terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEN View Post
    tbh at some point, I met someone who said out in public (to the world) my previous password and GrowID. Also the email I'm currently using.
    It's scary on what they can do.
    That's my worst fear when seeing a hacker in any game. The ability to get all your information in ways alot of us don't understand.


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    I change my passwords every few months from email to games to Fb so wont get hacked. Mostly cause I tend to forget it
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    I accidently clicked on a disguised link in the Growtopia Wiki and now I'm worried.
    I have no idea what I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSeedTopian View Post
    I accidently clicked on a disguised link in the Growtopia Wiki and now I'm worried.
    Ooen ur antivirus and check if you downloaded a keylogger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchyy View Post
    Ooen ur antivirus and check if you downloaded a keylogger
    I'm using Linux so I don't have antivirus. Not because I think Linux is completely immune to viruses, but because I can't find any reasonable ones.

    Anyway I think the person who put the link just wanted to advertise his webpage cuz the website the link leaded to is something like an Indonesian version of lifehacker.com
    I have no idea what I'm doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSeedTopian View Post
    I'm using Linux so I don't have antivirus. Not because I think Linux is completely immune to viruses, but because I can't find any reasonable ones.

    Anyway I think the person who put the link just wanted to advertise his webpage cuz the website the link leaded to is something like an Indonesian version of lifehacker.com
    If thats the case, just keep looking for a good antivirus.
    Lets hope thats his intention

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    here is how i think people got hacked, despite having aap and all that.

    So first, they make a brute force password logger, so it will just keep putting passwords and spam the login button till it clicks and the acc is logged in, if AAP is on, then use a MAC editor and just find the ip that matches.... Im not sure myself, but I suspect this to be a cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezereal View Post
    here is how i think people got hacked, despite having aap and all that.

    So first, they make a brute force password logger, so it will just keep putting passwords and spam the login button till it clicks and the acc is logged in, if AAP is on, then use a MAC editor and just find the ip that matches.... Im not sure myself, but I suspect this to be a cause.
    Those things exist?!
    Wow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoWolf View Post
    I'm pretty sure atleast 2/3 of them had it.

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    Yeah, do this. Your email is FAR more valuable information than your Growtopia account.
    If you're not completely sure that they had AAP on, you shouldn't say they do. This would make it difficult for any developer trying to fix the issue as they're given false information.
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    I think this is worth sharing.

    I bought a new laptop few days ago and the first thing I did was download Growtopia. To my surprise, I can log in on my new laptop without verifying(there will be a link for you to click on your email if you are logging in on a new device or location). And the day after when I tried to log in it requires me to verify.

    Not sure this is related or not but this shouldn't have happened at the first place.
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    Ok a few things:
    1. The recording thing may not necessarily work. It is very easy to edit videos, and support won't be able to accept this as proof of your items. In fact, they will just refer to the logs - so no need to worry about that.
    2. Often times, people who have been hacked occurs for one of three reasons. The first is that they have a very easy password to guess/gave it away/live with a relative. Second, the person has downloaded a keylogger through some shady Growtopia related download. Third, and most recently, from joining private servers. They are a huge security issue, so it should be evident not to get involved with this stuff.

    People aren't "hacked" because we have some supreme top-government hackers looking for Growtopia accounts, nor are general virus downloads targeting accounts (they are more worried about your credit card), it is usually from the few things I had outlined above.

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