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It's the weekend, I don't think that the AB Editorial team is likely to have picked up on it.
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seriously? The weekend? who has a 'weekend' in IT?
I don’t remember an Ed ever being in at the weekend APG
AB is at most a small part of the relevant owners' business. I'm not expecting anything until Monday.
I have seen the occasional posts from one of them at the weekend but I don't think it unreasonable to allow them to have the weekends off.

Regarding the IT folk, I doubt AB is their only concern and they would be relying on the EDs to bring any issues yo their attention.

>>> The fact no one from AB has got in touch is,frankly both pathetic and worrying

AB isn't a massive organisation like Google. It doesn't have staff on duty 24 hours per day to monitor the site. It's run from a fairly small office building in Kettering by the staff of a digital marketing agency called SilverDisc Ltd. (Crunchbase estimates the total number of staff at SilverDisc as around 20). As such, AB's editors almost certainly have keeping an eye on this site as a very small part of a much wider role within SilverDisc, which they perform in office hours from Monday to Friday. Expecting anyone from AB HQ to see, and to respond to, posts on AB at weekends is simply ridiculous.

If Apple is sending out warnings about security data possibly being hacked into, it's extremely likely that they're getting their information from this site:
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Even if your email address does show up there as having been 'pwned', it's not necessarily anything to worry about. If someone with nefarious intent has managed to hack into AB's server and steal your info, it's NOT really of concern UNLESS you're silly enough to use the same email/password combination elsewhere (such as on Amazon or for internet banking).
"You can change your password without inputting your old one"

That can't be correct, surely!
/// JimF "You can change your password without inputting your old one"

That can't be correct, surely!///

Yes, that's essentially what you do when following a "forgot password" route which returns a "set password" link.
I neither like nor understand all this. I wish to keep out of it as long as I know that my personal security is guarded.
// /// JimF "You can change your password without inputting your old one"

That can't be correct, surely!///

Yes, that's essentially what you do when following a "forgot password" route which returns a "set password" link. //

This isn't the case here, as far as I can tell. You simply type in a new password in three different places, including where your current password ought to go, and voila, the password is changed. No "forgot your password", or anything. You obviously need to be logged in, but that could have happened weeks ago, and it's somebody else in possession of a device that you've lost or left unattended briefly.
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Buenochico, This is not abut anyones email being compromised. My original post -which has been hijacked by the usual suspect - explains things https://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/ChatterBank/Question1755455.html
Basically the message stated that a wesite I visit (named specifically as Answerban) had had a known data leak and my password had been compromised. I can only conclude from that that peoples usernams/passwords and email addys have been leaked. I am not bothered if my email had been compromised as it was a throwaway email linked to nothing other than AB.
Furthermore, your description of AB as being run part-time from basically someones small office ( kitchen table?) does not inspire conficence.
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sorry about spellings and grammar, I'm now posting in Private mode and the spell checker does'nt work. :-)
I would wait and see if anything develops. I have had pop up mess ages on my laptop and they were scams, i ignore it and it does not happen again.
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William -this was NOT a message pop up or link on AB -this was a message that came up on my iPhone when I loggegd on to my iPhone using finger id yesterday morning.
Anyone worried about kind of data breach should use the site that both I and buenchico linked to - input all your email addresses.
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
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Barry (bangs head on table) This is NOT about compromised email addresses.......
And breathe APG hopefully Ed will give it their full attention in the morning
As the details in your profile are false and you're not concerned about the e-mail address, what are your issues, exactly?
So your message APG was on your Microsoft laptop?
it seems very clear it was on th iphone :)

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