Server vulnerability 14 July 2013 - Database restored and passwords reset

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. DooGie

    DooGie Master Guru

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    Not that long since the nvidia forum was compromised. A connection perhaps.
     
  2. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    I doubt that'd take you more than 5 minutes, and 16 bits password isn't exactly 'mega huge', unless what you really meant was 16 characters.

    And why stop at 8 bits/characters?
    The forum can take upwards to 20 characters and also accepts special and brackets, so the password can be set into something like this : ^}ej>,QKDUAe]{\o#se3.
    That kind of password has around 120 bits strength.
     
  3. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    It keeps logging me out .. it's annoying! :-/
     
  4. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    This is something that originated for use on valuable accounts like banking/Steam and I just ended up using for everything. It's not like I'm that scared of someone hacking this.

    I meant 16 characters, sorry. And that three minutes lost becomes 7, since I have my KeePass database backed up in three separate locations. Too much time, mang.
     

  5. SLI-756

    SLI-756 Banned

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    haha
     
  6. curly_care

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    Noo my first post after registering in 2006 vanished into thin air!
     
  7. Shady757

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    Meh, I had to re-register. :(
     
  8. DooGie

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    Why must people post how annoying this is.

    It's far more annoying for Hilbert. For him it was/is a major problem. For us posters it's a minor inconvenience.
     
  9. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    People need to let him know if something is not working properly. Like the fact that it keeps logging us out.
     
  10. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    I'm sure Hilbert is either A. Hard at work fixing issues or B. Passed out from working too long fixing issues or C. Taking a beer and pizza break.
     

  11. Wanny

    Wanny Guest

    Message from Mr. Bigtime

    He needs help!
     
  12. jbmcmillan

    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    The remember me function isn't working for me so have to log in every time not huge but annoying.
     
  13. FULMTL

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    We've successfully time leaped!
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  14. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    I like option C here and think I will do that. Clearly it is in the forums best interests if I take a beer and pizza break.
     
  15. scoter man1

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    Can't tell you how long it took me to figure out I had to click on a confirmation email to get my access back to the pub and other stuff. Lol!

    I bet anyone that's having issues needs to do that.
     

  16. Babel-17

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    Better safe than sorry. That's easy for me to say as I'm an infrequent poster (understatement) but peace of mind is worth a lot.

    Imagine how any of us, and especially the people running this site, would feel every time we had a random glitch while browsing.
     
  17. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Guys for those have an issue with the remember me functions, simply clear your cache and cookies, login with the updated password and do not forget to actually flag 'Remember me'.

    That is not an issue on the server side, it is user end cookie related.
     
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    So many cretins have been hacking servers lately, it totally sucks. These guys must have absolutely no lives.
     
  19. lucidus

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    ^^ How do we kill that which has no life? :(
     
  20. Austyn

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    Better than this.

    Just stating the obvious.

    And fyi, resetting a password is a hassle, especially if you have changed your password in the last month. I don't think i need to elaborate on why this is a hassle, but if you don't quite get it, il explain it in a pm to you.

    I just hope the issues are resolved / fixed and perhaps backups are done more frequently?
     
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