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IMPORTANT: Community security breach

Started by LiroyvH, July 23, 2013, 12:45:08 PM

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Ronald_1938

Thanks for the report.. Good to know your ahead of it..

I also changed my password..

Ron..

Herman's Mixen

Thanks for the information, changed mine also thanks Antes for the message he just sended me ;)
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LiroyvH

Quote from: The Burglar! on July 23, 2013, 01:35:04 PM
Thanks for the information, changed mine also thanks Antes for the message he just sended me ;)

That raises my curiosity, did you not get our email?
We did send out a notification, so please let me know if you received it. It's very important people receive it.

Thank you :)
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Herman's Mixen

I dont read that email much as its an old account wich i dont see much....
i like to change the email someday to my own one... as Antes did mentioned it... i logged into the email account then yes i got the announcement...

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vbgamer45

Haven't see any notifications yet but probably has a lot of email to send out for the community
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Tomy Tran

I have changed my pass, but we lost another: our address. They now have a huge of email addresses to sell to spamers.

By the way, pay attention on your Secret Question/Answer <== it has lost and this way may be hacked some other accounts.

Bas

How can they guess a password? That can only be done if it was too simple in the first place.
I would fire that admin ;D

Greetings Bas.

Antes

Quote from: Bas on July 23, 2013, 01:57:37 PM
How can they guess a password? That can only be done if it was too simple in the first place.
I would fire that admin ;D

Quote from: CoreISP on July 23, 2013, 01:08:59 PM
Yes, they are encrypted. Unfortunately it's possible to brute force with about 6.7 million 3 billion, or more, attempts *per second*.
A very interesting article about that, if you care, is located here:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/cheap-gpus-are-rendering-strong-passwords-useless/13125

Adrek

Password changed everywhere :)

Quote from: CoreISP on July 23, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
That raises my curiosity, did you not get our email?
We did send out a notification, so please let me know if you received it. It's very important people receive it.
I didn't get any email about this incident.
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Quote from: ChalkCat on July 23, 2013, 01:29:07 PM
I just want to say thank you to all of you who are working on this for your swift action and dedication to sealing the breach and limiting the damage.  Unfortunately mistakes happen.  It's the slime who prey on such mistakes that are to blame.

I agree.

My main concern other than users sharing usernames and passwords via PM is that the helpdesk may contain usernames and passwords - Was the helpdesk database compromised? I realise the announcement has gone out - but if the helpdesk has been compromised do we need to take further steps and reiterate to people who have used the helpdesk?

Thanks for the fast action on this.
Tony Reid

Owdy

Quote from: Tony Reid on July 23, 2013, 02:07:51 PM
My main concern other than users sharing usernames and passwords via PM
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Tony Reid

Oh - and we need to force users to change their passwords on this site asap.

Its standard practice with breaches like this.



Tony Reid

Horme Gaming

We are still investigating but are assuming the worst, so at this we are running under premis that use it has been we will be working with charter members to change there passwords if they do not know how, I have also spoken to a couple of or hosts on here asking them to remind there users that use smf to update there passwords for there sites.

Kindred

Yes, we are aware of the potential information which is avaiable in PMs and from the helpdesk records.

We are still attempting for figure out exactly WHAT information was garnered, but we did not want to delay the notification of the main issue while we narrowed down details on potentials.

I believe that we are also working to inform charter members separately.

Luckily, I do not believe that there are any currently open tickets with connection details.

Finally, just a general security note: Any time you share connection details, even with the trustworthy staff here - it is always good to change the password(s) after your issue is resolved.

Tony,
I am not aware of any feature in SMF which forces users to change their password.

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Ronald_1938

Quote from: The Burglar! on July 23, 2013, 01:38:56 PM
I dont read that email much as its an old account wich i dont see much....
i like to change the email someday to my own one... as Antes did mentioned it... i logged into the email account then yes i got the announcement...

Did not get an email, I seen it on my Facebook

Horme Gaming

OldCrow may take a few hours with the size of member list :P

Ronald_1938

Quote from: Runic on July 23, 2013, 02:22:38 PM
OldCrow may take a few hours with the size of member list :P

No problem Bryan, I'm not worried about this, I know you and the others have it under control. What happens, happens..

Colin

Thanks for your understanding. I can say with confidence that everything possible to minimize the damage and prevent this from happening again is happening.
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." - Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Colin

Tony Reid

Kindred - there was once a method used with a flag on a table that forced users to update when logging in. It was used if their password was stored in MD5, and that updated it to salted SHA1.

I guess the alternative is to do something forced with a password reset - or custom code something.

Tony Reid

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