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Did the board crash?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gfunkdave, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    Looks like we're missing every post for the last two weeks or so.
     
  2. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes, it was compromised, the host did a restore and got it back up but recent posts and new users were missing as the backup was a few weeks old.

    Would anyone affected by this please repost wherever possible, and users who have been kicked off, please register again.
     
  4. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Is there any information about what exactly was compromised? Given that the forum has my Email address and a password, should I now be expecting lots of spam to my Email address, and shouldn't we all change our passwords? :/

    I've changed both just in case.
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    The forums we not compromised. It was the server.

    Passwords are md5 hashed, so I don't know them.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    The server being compromised (presumably meaning root access) means any kind of data, including the forum (presumably), could have had its data offloaded somewhere. It doesn't take long to brute force MD5s depending on the length of the password: http://kutioo.blogspot.com/2012/01/breaking-md5-hashs.html

    I would suggest an Email or message be sent to all users recommending they change their passwords given the compromise. It's better to be safe than sorry. :)
     
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  7. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    And a very good example of why you should never use the same password on multiple sites.
     
  8. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

  9. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Due to the security issue on the Server which Linksysinfo resides on, I would like to advise all users that it is in your best interests that you change your password for your user account.
     

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