Great to see this, thanks!

Todd

On Aug 18, 2017 5:15 PM, "Danny Horn" <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> The Community Tech team has released a new security feature this week:
> LoginNotify, which gives you a notification when someone tries and fails to
> log in to your account. This project was wish #7 on the 2016 Community
> Wishlist Survey [1].
>
> Here’s how it works:
>
> If someone tries and fails to log in to your account from a device or an IP
> address that hasn’t logged into your account recently, then you’ll get an
> on-wiki notification at the first attempt. For a familiar device or IP
> address, you’ll get an on-wiki notification after 5 failed logins. This is
> on by default, but you can turn it off in your preferences; you can also
> turn on email notifications.
>
> It’s also possible to turn on email notifications when there’s a successful
> login from a new device or IP address. This is turned off by default, but
> it might be useful for admins or other functionaries who are concerned that
> their user rights could be misused. This means that you’ll get a
> notification every time you log in from a new device or IP address.
>
> We want to take this opportunity to thank Brian Wolff for all his work in
> writing the underlying extension for this feature.
>
> There’s more information on the feature on the Community Tech project page
> on Meta, and please feel free to post questions on the talk page:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech/LoginNotify
>
> PS: If you’re wondering what happened to the Syntax Highlighting beta
> feature that we deployed a couple weeks ago and then had to roll back:
> it’ll be back soon!
>
> [1]: 2016 Community Wishlist Survey:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Results
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