Feedback Serious Compacts Hacked

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
at first, not aggravating him was what I tried to do... but then he started posting such panicky stuff that it became hilarious, and I couldn't resist:redface:
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Apparently a ton of vBulletin forums have been hacked recently due to a vulnerability I was not aware of and have now remedied. Now to go about figuring out what damage has been done to the site and how to fix it!
 

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
great to hear that the vulnerability has been remedied! :) although I guess new ones will always be found in due time... Again, thanks for the hard work!
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
123
It occurs to me that some of the recent apparently pointless spams may have been "probes".

Just a thought ...
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
124
Amin,
Thanks for acting so quickly and I am sorry that you have to waste your time for things like this. A rather unfortunate byproduct of the web.
The good news of course is that seriouscompacts.com becomes popular around the globe!
There are a couple of things "bothering" me:
1. Could he left a backdoor?
2. Is there a way to use HTTPS instead of HTTP? with http it is easy to intercept passwords.
3. Is there a way to make signup a bit more challenging? I do realize that there are disadvantages but I do wonder if the pros outweigh the cons. There has been a lot of spam (also send to my email address)
Anyway, I am glad you solved it!
Thanks, Peter
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Peter, those are all questions I am trying to deal with. At the same time I have a full time job, and time is limited.

I am wondering whether to roll the sites back 10 days (all posts lost) to be as certain as possible that they are truly clean.
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
123
eek!
Of course you must do what needs to be done, and though a rollback would be horrid, it's not the end of the world
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
Peter, those are all questions I am trying to deal with. At the same time I have a full time job, and time is limited.

I am wondering whether to roll the sites back 10 days (all posts lost) to be as certain as possible that they are truly clean.
Ah so our Red Prob Nut Job was just anti-Silver September. He had always planned to overthrow our challenge by winding us back to day one! Damn these criminal masterminds....:irked:
 

Gubrz

O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad
Jun 5, 2012
103
Austin, TX
Eliot
I feel my wittiness being set adrift! Ill be lost in time!

I'd roll it back. We can all post new pics and thoughts.
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
Thanks, all. Appreciate the support. Still hoping I can do this without a rollback. The editing bug will probably not change soon. Need time away from work to fix all the bugs.
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
My vote (not that this is a democracy ;) ) is for a rollback. Occam's Razor suggests that is the best and safest way (and I live not far from there :D )

Sent from another Galaxy
 

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