The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
Strangely, out of curiosity I went to see what my CodeProject password as don't think? I had ever changed it since I joined.....and guess what.....it matched, I am sure it is just coincidence as I remember a discussion on here they are hashed and salted.
Yes, those have been doing the rounds in the past year or so.
It may even have been a google hacks that took place a long time ago, with the passwords being sold on to some fool who thinks they can extort people.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
I actually think it may be a good samaritan informing you that you need to change your password. Many of the databases containing your password are available for anyone (including you) to download. They are in the public domain... you just need to know where to look.
But don't worry... Microsoft Regional Director Troy Hunt has already downloaded all of those hacked databases for you. He's managed to collect over 7 Billion hacked accounts from all over the world.
You can easily check to see if any of your e-mail addresses have been compromised by visiting his website and entering your e-mail.
It was more the fact;
1) that I had only got these emails recently, never before
2) curios as to which site it was
just like many of us I am sure, in the early days the same password was used everywhere for all non critical sites and forums, so it could be from anywhere. I couldn't even begin to think what some of the sites I might have been registered on all those years ago....