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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2012, 19:57 
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Hey everyone, I'm sure you noticed the forums were down/some of you were banned for a brief period of time today. The forums were compromised by someone who we believe was looking for credit card information, which we don't store on our forum (why would we have it to begin with?). Ethan and I will be looking deeper into this situation, but for now, the forums are fine. I would recommend a few steps, however, just as general safety recommendations: Monitor your email addresses and change your passwords, both to your emails and to these accounts.

If anyone notices anything weird with the forum or has specific concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know.



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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2012, 21:09 
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I was wondering why half the forum was missing.


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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2012, 21:16 
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As was I.

Man, fucking hackers are everywhere now. Makes it a pain in the ass because I generally use the same password everywhere, so when I need to change it I have no idea what to change it to because it has to be something I'll remember. Fucking hackers need to get a life instead of trying to borrow someone else's.

And don't take the ranting as a sign I'm upset at anyone other than the hackers. I'm not. :)


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PostPosted: 18 Jun 2012, 21:24 
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This hacker wasn't particularly bright. S/he didn't delete anything, just randomly hid half the forum. Maybe it was a scare tactic? I don't know. But there doesn't seem to have been any lasting damage. Ethan of course will have to take a look at the stuff I don't understand when he gets home, but I suspect s/he was after specific information that we do not have and have never had. So that's good.

It also turns out that vBulletin has issued a warning about possible exploits (gee, coincidence?) and has asked everyone to install a patch, so I'll be doing that here shortly.



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PostPosted: 19 Jun 2012, 00:35 
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Alright updating was a bust, so I'll try again tomorrow.



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This would explain why I couldn't come here and why I got a letter saying my password was changed...



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Might have simply been some dweeb from a classroom with a friend who said 'hey, check out this exploit', and just couldn't wait to try it themselves on the first site they came across xD

I remember being taught about code injection back in college, and almost everyone in the room tried it out almost immediately, one or two even had results xD; (which was alarming, considering that we were only taught the most basic way to do it >< )



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Speeaaking of which:
Everyone should probably go check their profiles as if they were going to update/add/remove/otherwise alter their profile information. I just went to do so to mine and found that I've apparently been made into a COPPA restricted member.

Let me know if this crops up on your account and I'll fix it. I think. Yeah.



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