Please bear with us and read the whole article because it's about a topic that gets more and more important each day and also about a recent bot activity we detected on BraceletBook.

Over the last few days we started seeing a very suspicious bot activity on BraceletBook. It's not something new or unusual, because it happens to all bigger websites basically on a daily basis, but it's the first time we're seeing it on BraceletBook. The bot is trying to log in to different user accounts it finds on the website and it tries to guess the passwords of our users. It mainly uses leaked password databases and tries the most frequently used passwords from various data leaks that happened all over the world. You don't have to be worried at all if you're using a strong password, but please still hang on as we'll be sharing some best practices on how to create strong passwords to make sure you're using one that attackers won't be able to guess.

The good news is that the bot won't do anything else with your account other than trying to spam our forums. So even if it manages to get access to your account, you should still be able to log into it and change your password to block the bot from using it. We're working hard to do as much as we can to stop this attack and also to prevent from attacks like this in the future, but because of the nature of such an attack, it's not possible to protect against it completely. The only way to stay safe (and not only on BraceletBook) is using a strong and unique password.

What should a strong password look like? There's a few things you might want to consider when creating a new password:
- The longer your password is, the better. We recommend going for at least 15 characters
- Avoid ties to your personal information, such as your username, first name, surname, or date of birth
- Use numbers, symbols, uppercase and lowercase letters in random order
- Don’t use sequential letters and numbers
- Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts / services
- Make it as unique as possible

You might also consider letting your web browser create a strong password for you, which is a very good practice. That way you can be sure you have a strong and a very unique password, which is also different for every website / service you're using. The only downside to this approach is that you won't be able to remember all of your passwords, but that shouldn't be a problem because all modern web browsers offer a password manager solution, where you can easily save your password for later use on any of your devices.

It might also be a good idea to check if you're using a valid email address for your account, because that is currently the only way how to reset your password if you lose access to your account.

If you think you might currently be using a password that is weak, we strongly recommend you to change it as soon as possible, to prevent your account from getting compromised in the future. And please remember to also check other services you're using, not just BraceletBook. Using weak passwords is very unsafe in general. There's a lot of bots out there that are constantly looking for accounts with weak passwords all over the internet, because it's just a matter of seconds for them to get access to such accounts and they do it for various reasons. So please stay safe and protect your accounts as soon as you can! 🙂

Thank you all for reading, and as always, happy tying everyone! ❤️