View Full Version : Combatting password hacks / free password sites ... ?

08-10-2002, 11:03 PM
It's recently become a big concern to me that ppl are out there sharing passwords at all those lame-ass sites. I'm not too sure if these people are hacking our credit card service / server, or if they're buying memberships and selling/trading/distributing their usernames and passwords. What IS clear is that it costs me sales!! I know it's impossible to completely prevent it from happening, but I'd like to at least do what I can.

Does anyone know effective ways to combat this? i.e.:

1) What are some sites that offer free/hacked passwords? Monitoring them and catching them early seems like a good idea.

2) Is there any way to detect if a username/password is being used from multiple IP's? Anyone know of any online credit card transaction services that keep track of this and help clients with the problem?

3) Any other methods?

08-11-2002, 04:38 AM
Try www.pennywize.com

I use it and it works wonders. Great features.

08-13-2002, 09:38 PM
vicmartin, thanks for pointing me towards pennywize... it does look great and it looks like that's the one we're gonna go with!

08-13-2002, 09:45 PM
No problem, glad I could help.