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Author Topic:   Please Change Your Passwords
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Message 1 of 43 (566306)
06-24-2010 6:29 AM


The breakin compromised passwords. Please change your passwords.

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Message 6 of 43 (566334)
06-24-2010 9:51 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by Taz
06-24-2010 9:27 AM


Taz writes:

So, are you going to have their asses arrested and sent to federal prison? If they're foreigners, I say gitmo.

Yes they're foreigners. Canadians.


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Message 7 of 43 (566339)
06-24-2010 10:02 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by Hyroglyphx
06-24-2010 9:30 AM


There's no way I can know the extent for sure, so I'm encouraging people to be cautious and change their passwords.

What I do know of for sure is that hackers exploited a security hole to find out the passwords of the director accounts, then proceeded to log into these accounts and hack the board. They also hacked one other account that I know of, and I've already changed the password and informed that person.

I've been in contact with the hackers, and they seem a happy bunch intent on demonstrating security holes in obnoxious ways while not causing any permanent damage, but who knows for sure. The security holes they were willing to tell me about, the ones exposing passwords, have already been fixed. I'm sure there are other security holes, and I'll fix them as I learn about them.

The board was last backed up yesterday around 6 PM.


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Message 22 of 43 (566475)
06-24-2010 8:07 PM
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06-24-2010 6:45 PM


Please check your messages.

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Message 24 of 43 (566531)
06-25-2010 7:11 AM
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06-24-2010 1:14 PM


This is fixed.


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Message 25 of 43 (566721)
06-26-2010 7:49 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by CosmicChimp
06-24-2010 3:28 PM


CosmicChimp writes:

Who are these 'fine young gentlemen'?

As near as I can gather, high school students. One is in Toronto. They can be found on-line at:

URL: http://chat.mibbit.com/
Room: #clubhouse

Anyone can get in, though you can get booted. Someone gave me admin privileges for some reason.

They could be a very positive resource for us to the extent they're willing to share what they learn about our security holes.


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Message 42 of 43 (568589)
07-06-2010 11:23 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by Taz
07-06-2010 11:19 PM


I wasn't able to duplicate the problem while logged out or while logged in as a guest. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?


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