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If your ever bought anything from Gearbest then read this.

Discussion in '3D Printer Models / Reviews / Experiences' started by Redbrickman, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019
    Redbrickman

    Redbrickman Printer Master

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    I know some of you guys have bought from Gearbest so a head's up...
    If you have an account there you might want to think about changing passwords and probably removing any card details you have stored there.

    An article on how easy it was to access Gearbest's databases...

    vpnMentor can exclusively reveal that Gearbest’s database is completely unsecured – as are those belonging to its sister companies.

    https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/gearbest-hack/
     
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  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:19 AM
    Nifty

    Nifty Printer Master Administrator

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    I just looked in my account and I gladly have a unique password (which I reset) as well as no credit card stored (I pay with Paypal).

    Thanks!
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:53 AM
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    I find it ironic but logging into Gearbest after we know they have been comprised is a little bit senseless, because if they haven’t got your Email and or other details up to now, you’re only adding to their database by doing so, if the hack is still active.

    I only had a guest account and password and paid by PayPal, so I’m not bothered, and I won’t be using their site again, they’re after sales and support care is poor to non-existent, so if they have been hacked, it’s not surprising...
    Thanks for the heads up @Redbrickman...:thumbsup
     
  4. Mar 17, 2019 at 10:33 AM
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    I wanted to take this a bit further, (Curiosity) so I logged into Gearbest website later on Friday using my guest account but despite having used the self-generated pass word I was given, they also wanted me to click on an Email they had just sent me to verify that my credentials were correct.

    That may sound very plausible but having received the cautionary notice from @Redbrickman I didn’t go any further, but later that morning I got another Email wanting me to proceed and subscribe to activate my account again to receive bonus points. (Un-Wanted Spam)

    This Email makes for interesting reading, I ask are they credible company, I don’t reckon so...

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    Gearbest should have Emailed all their customers and informed them of this attack and advise their customers to change their details, but did they.... ? ? ? they are not following EU regulations either and they should be...
    They did however try to cover their ass with: By pressing subscribe...
     
  5. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:40 PM
    stratman

    stratman Printer VIP Platinum Printer Member

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    Gearbest or "Garbage"?
     
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  6. Mar 17, 2019 at 4:43 PM
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    +1:thumbsup
     
  7. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:31 PM
    Redbrickman

    Redbrickman Printer Master

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    Definitely Garbage as far as service goes.
     
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