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Strange IP Addresses Trying To Log In My Email

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    Strange IP Addresses Trying To Log In My Email


    Lately, I've noticed theres been a couple strange ip addresses trying to log into my email, Is there a way for me to report these IP addresses?

    Screenshot of the IP's: Screenshot by Lightshot

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    Well, this is what I found when I did a search for the addy:

    92.251.247.0 - 92.251.247.255 - Ip Address - Hutchison 3G Uk Ltd

    194.126.180.181, Netgroup, LTD Ukraine - Whois

    Just make sure you have a strong password. In light of the recent activity, you may want to change it. Make sure, if you do change it, that it's also a strong password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    Well, this is what I found when I did a search for the addy:

    92.251.247.0 - 92.251.247.255 - Ip Address - Hutchison 3G Uk Ltd

    194.126.180.181, Netgroup, LTD Ukraine - Whois

    Just make sure you have a strong password. In light of the recent activity, you may want to change it. Make sure, if you do change it, that it's also a strong password.
    I'm hoping it's just spam bots trying to guess my pw or something, not too worried about anyone guessing my password since its 16 letters with numbers and capital/lowercase letters and I also got 2 step verification enabled
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    viktik


    Just use strong password.

    If they know your email address they will try again. Only way to safe guard is to use strong password atleast 20 charater long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viktik View Post
    Just use strong password.

    If they know your email address they will try again. Only way to safe guard is to use strong password atleast 20 charater long.
    20 is impossible, the limit is 16 characters
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    Lmao just checked recent activity again and there's about 50 more attempts but they're all incorrect attempts so not gonna worry too much
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    It might be a good idea to contact your ISP or Mail host & let them know what is going on. If you can't block the IP addys, then ask if they can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcwisgod View Post
    Lmao just checked recent activity again and there's about 50 more attempts but they're all incorrect attempts so not gonna worry too much
    LOL, sounds like they're having a go. As you can't see a 'This wasn't me' button, I guess Microsoft are only interested in people reporting successful sign-in's. Still, at least having two-factor authentication switched on it gives you a bit more piece of mind.

    You don't you have a three letter name or another desirable name by any chance do you? Alternatively, it could be a sign of a website breach. Say for example you used your email address on another website and it was breached resulting in the usernames and passwords being leaked, it's possible people could be going through the usernames and passwords looking for people who used the same password for both the breached account and for their mail account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    It might be a good idea to contact your ISP or Mail host & let them know what is going on. If you can't block the IP addys, then ask if they can.
    Eh AT&T's customer service is very poor and no help 99% of the time and I doubt Microsoft would do much
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jcwisgod View Post
    Lmao just checked recent activity again and there's about 50 more attempts but they're all incorrect attempts so not gonna worry too much
    LOL, sounds like they're having a go. As you can't see a 'This wasn't me' button, I guess Microsoft are only interested in people reporting successful sign-in's. Still, at least having two-factor authentication switched on it gives you a bit more piece of mind.

    You don't you have a three letter name or another desirable name by any chance do you? Alternatively, it could be a sign of a website breach. Say for example you used your email address on another website and it was breached resulting in the usernames and passwords being leaked, it's possible people could be going through the usernames and passwords looking for people who used the same password for both the breached account and for their mail account.
    I guess that could be possible, my email name is a long one though (made it when I was young), I don't use my email password on any other sites and it's 16 letters mixed with lower case, uppercase and other characters.
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