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Message 8 of 87 (568702)
07-14-2010 6:53 AM


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Message 9 of 87 (568703)
07-14-2010 7:05 AM


We're Back!
Hello, everyone, welcome back! And as someone else already said, it *is* great to be back.

Some security issues were brought to my attention that I had to fix before the board could be stable. Those fixes are in place now, and now we'll find out how successful they were.

No data was lost that I know of.

As I said last week, all passwords were compromised. If you already changed your password last week then there's no need to change it again, but everyone else should change their password. You can do so by clicking on the Profile link near the top of the page on the left just beneath the EvC Forum banner.

A reminder to administrator/moderators: you must change the passwords on both your accounts. Let me know when you've done this via PM (I only see email in the evening) and I will restore your administrator/moderator status. Some of you have already updated your passwords and have had your status restored.

Ahhhh, this is nice!


--Percy
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Message 13 of 87 (568722)
07-14-2010 10:45 AM
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07-14-2010 10:35 AM


Re: Problem
Oh, okay, I wasn't aware of that. I should be able to restore him from backup sometime tonight. Crash was the hacker's original target. Of all the discussion boards in all the world, he walks into mine.


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Message 20 of 87 (568750)
07-14-2010 5:52 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by nwr
07-14-2010 5:38 PM


Re: Passwords
No need to change passwords again. My last backup was at the end of the day on the 6th, and anything done after that was lost. All passwords created on or after the 6th were encrypted and secure.


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Message 23 of 87 (568754)
07-14-2010 6:39 PM
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07-14-2010 5:38 PM


Re: Passwords
I'm afraid that while trying to fix something else that I have reset your password to July 6th again. I'm very sorry.

Everyone else: If you changed your password today, it just got reset to its state as of July 6th. Apologize for the inconvenience.

As always if you're locked out, click on "Recover Your Password" on the login page and it will send you a fresh password.


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Message 26 of 87 (568763)
07-14-2010 10:01 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by RAZD
07-14-2010 9:41 PM


Re: broken code link?
This is fixed.


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Message 27 of 87 (568770)
07-17-2010 4:09 PM


We're Back Again
Hello everyone, apologies for yet another outage. It became apparent that some additional security measures were necessary.

I made the changes very quickly. Bugs are not only possible but likely. Please report bugs to this thread or any convenient thread where bugs are often reported.

Welcome back, everyone!


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Message 40 of 87 (568827)
07-17-2010 11:26 PM
Reply to: Message 39 by Buzsaw
07-17-2010 10:14 PM


Re: Glitches?
The problem with editing messages has been fixed.

I'll fix the smilies problem in the morning.

Thanks for reporting this - the board is too big to fully test with each update, I need everyone's help.


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Message 42 of 87 (568832)
07-18-2010 5:56 AM


Current Status
Some potential additional issues came to light late last night (Eastern Time US), so I took the server down in order to address them before they became a problem. The server appears to be running properly and the site is in good order.


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Message 59 of 87 (568970)
07-19-2010 10:29 AM
Reply to: Message 39 by Buzsaw
07-17-2010 10:14 PM


Re: Glitches?
Smilies have been restored.


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Message 63 of 87 (569059)
07-20-2010 12:50 AM


I'm not ignoring anyone...
I've received a number of emails from members and have not had the time to reply to any. I'm not ignoring anyone, I'm just very busy. Thanks for everything, from expressions of concern to encouragements to bug and odd behavior reports.


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Message 66 of 87 (569189)
07-20-2010 6:33 PM
Reply to: Message 65 by nwr
07-20-2010 4:21 PM


Re: Internal Server Error
Hi nwr!

Thanks for reporting this. Yes, I was aware, and I may even have been the cause. Usually tasks I carry out on the server have no impact on website performance, but in this case I was processing a particularly large data file. I'll be more careful when processing large files from now on.


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Message 68 of 87 (569666)
07-22-2010 11:15 PM


HTML Disabled
HTML code has been disabled in both messages and private messaging because of a security issue. It will be reenabled as soon as I have time to add code to plug the security hole.


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Message 76 of 87 (570200)
07-26-2010 8:21 AM
Reply to: Message 67 by Theodoric
07-21-2010 3:46 PM


Re: Slight bug
Theodoric writes:

In my signature I am getting a stray hash mark.

This is fixed.


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