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//god some Abers can find cconflict in anything//

Indeed, PP.
Actually I had a similar message this morning and when I went into my password saver in my iPad it says all my passwords have been compromised
If you are receiving messages about all passwords being compromised then that is certainly not an issue related to AnswerBank. It might be an advert for one of the various "organise your passwords with THIS software" companies, or some other spam-related issue, or a genuine security breach that should be addressed. In any case, the solution can't be found in, and is definitely not related to, AnswerBank.
Yet it only popped up on AB and that is one of the passwords affected
Today I have logged in to AB on all my devices - Microsoft, Apple and Android and have not got any such message.
Well that’s good news for you Barry but that’s not to say it’s not happening to others
Martin, have you put your email in to the have i been pwned site?
https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Also, Martin what device / browser were you using and where did the pop up come from?
Ah - your iPad
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Editor:

The message was not from Microsoft as I initially guessed ,I don't know where it was from, but research showed it seems to be a part of new security update for iPhones. It appeared as soon as I logged onto my iPhone, before my home page appeared.

I am using Safari on my iPhone and using Microsoft Edge on my Laptop to access AB.
This has nothing to do with email addresses as the email address I used to open my AB account no longer exists. My initial reaction was to check my usable emails and none are showing as compromised.

This was a specific message about Answerbank. It said that my password that I use for Answerbank had been associated with a data leak, and suggested I change it immediately.

I emailed you on Saturday morning using the Contact Us button on the bottom of the screen. I used a Gmail account that I check regularly. I have emailed the Editor on numerous occasions without reply.

While you are here I would really appreciate if you could put to bed once and for all the ridiculous claims from one user on here that MartinMillar and I are one and the same. It woud be a really easy process to check ISP's. I am asking as threads are getting disrupted due to these allegations and would be extremely grateful if you could sort this out. I have emailed you about this loads of times without reply. Many Thanks.
I'll leave the ED to reply but regarding your e-mail address, the first "sticky" in this topic is about making sure our e-mail addresses are correct.

"Good morning AnswerBankers.

There have been a few situations recently where we have received contact from members via email, however the email address they're contacting us with is not associated to their AnswerBank account. This means that we can not verify that the user we're communicating with is actually that user."
Just to note APG I received a response from AB stating they don’t get involved in private squabbles!
Perhaps they will get involved now that threats are being issued
// This has nothing to do with email addresses as the email address I used to open my AB account no longer exists. //

That doesn't matter - it's not about the account itself but that it's part of your login credentials to a website and how it's associated with your passwords. If you log into the site with the email address, it just acts like a username in terms of the fact that you're logging in with it, and it "being compromised" just means that someone knows the combination of email address/username and password you use to log into a site. Regardless, this isn't related to a problem with The AnswerBank.

Regarding your other query, it's difficult to check IPs to verify duplicate accounts when VPNs are in use.
So in other words Ed you are going to let it continue
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I am not using a VPN. Its clearly obvious MM and I are two different users. A few words from you would stop all this nonsense, but from what you have written you seem to be prepared to believe it could be a possibiblit. This is not a personal squabble, its a user determined to undermine threads and other users with their unfounded allegations that cause trouble and get threads closed.
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Editor -as for your explaination @ 11.55 I've just put that past my youngest who is in his second year of Computer Science and its incorrect. The security feature scans sites for data leaks then informs users their password may have been accociated with the security leak on a particular site.
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https://macresearch.org/this-password-has-appeared-in-a-data-leak/

"If you have checked your iPhone or iPad’s passwords menu and you have found a warning telling you “This password has appeared in a data leak, which puts this account at high risk of compromise. You should change your password immediately”
"What this message basically indicates is that the password you are using for your account has been made publicly available on the webspace.

Why you are getting such a message in the first place?

Unfortunately, in this digital era, no one is fully protected against data leaks. Big and small businesses and their websites and servers are hacked all the time by active cybercriminals and people with malicious intentions. Known data leaks are typically stored in public databases that are available online. These databases allow you to manually search them for your passwords, see which websites have suffered data leaks, and even receive personal alerts about credential leaks related to your accounts.

But how does Apple know that your passwords have appeared in a data leak? Well, this is a new feature built into iOS 14 called “Security Recommendations” that monitors your passwords and notifies you if they show up in known data leaks.
"When turned on, the service checks if any of the sites you have accounts on has been pwned, then checks the last date you updated your password. If the date of your last password update is older than the date when the site was pwned, then you’ll see a warning on your Apple device.

The new “Security Recommendations” feature does that monitoring automatically and matches your stored passwords against known databases with leaked passwords. If there’s a match, you’ll be alarmed by a “This password has appeared in a data leak,…” message."

Think thats clear enough. A site (This one) that does not take its security seriously, fobs off its users and openly sanctions defamation of its users is not one I wish to be associated with.
It appears that APG has left.
I don't blame her, but I'm sorry to see her go. I too have been accused of being someone else and it's bloody annoying, but I just have to rise above it, or not post as much, which isn't difficult because the site is carp lately !!
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