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Author Topic: IMPORTANT: Community security breach  (Read 2007243 times)

Offline 青山 素子

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #520 on: August 04, 2013, 12:38:09 PM »
Maxie, please post in the appropriate support board. This topic is not the correct place to ask for support.
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Offline Maxie19699

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #521 on: August 04, 2013, 02:47:27 PM »
Maxie, please post in the appropriate support board. This topic is not the correct place to ask for support.

Soz, didn't realise but I managed to sort it out myself. Cheers!!

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #522 on: August 06, 2013, 07:14:30 AM »
Oi Oi Oi what the hell is going on? I just got a warning in my email that smf just got hacked and that it was a wide security breach non the less, i tried every password i could think of that could sign into my account on this site but to no avail, i had to change my password via email in order to log in here and complain, what is this, my passwords are a combination of letters and numbers but they are in over 20 sites. I will be in clear right? Thankfully my hosting account uses another set of passwords entirely thanks to the chammerless banter of the boss and admin fighting over the coding.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #523 on: August 06, 2013, 07:24:27 AM »
If you use the exact same password, on every site, I would assume that you COULD get problems.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #524 on: August 06, 2013, 07:33:04 AM »
you should never use the same password between sites regardless of of "secure" the password itself is.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #525 on: August 07, 2013, 04:22:39 AM »
Unless you are stupid enough to use same password as your own site, I don't really see a problem.
Server hack = Can happen to anybody, on any software package
Same password = A bit silly on an admin account, but we all make mistakes
Problem of SMF users = Only if you are stupid, and use admin password for other sites like this one.

I do wonder how many people did a little poo in their pants, when they realised they used their own admin password for other sites lol

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #526 on: August 07, 2013, 09:22:10 AM »
I do wonder how many people did a little poo in their pants, when they realised they used their own admin password for other sites lol
Count up one... O:)
Changed it immediately though.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #527 on: August 07, 2013, 07:28:22 PM »
I do wonder how many people did a little poo in their pants, when they realised they used their own admin password for other sites lol
Count up one... O:)
Changed it immediately though.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #528 on: August 08, 2013, 05:58:45 AM »
OMG!  :'(

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #529 on: August 08, 2013, 06:02:35 AM »
OMG!  :'(

Yet you have only just registered with the sole purpose of making that constructive and informative commentary?  ::)

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #530 on: August 13, 2013, 06:10:43 PM »
Yeah I don't know.

I got a dead horse out back... wonder how much I can charge for people to come and kick it? Thinking its a lucrative business op. No money in glue these days as all has gone paperless. Damn internet.  :)
 
 

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Re: IMPORTANT: Community security breach
« Reply #531 on: August 13, 2013, 11:41:23 PM »
I got a dead horse out back... wonder how much I can charge for people to come and kick it?

As with any service, people will only want to use it when it's free ;)


Closing this topic now, let me just point out one more time:
If you still haven't changed your password here and on other sites where you use the same password: please do it asap!

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