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[closed]The Home page has been hacked!

 
 
Synonymph
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:14 am
Never saw the hacked front page, but my password kept getting rejected. For a minute I thought I was Cinnesthesia non grata.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:14 am
Am I missing something??? What's going on?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:16 am
"Dogs bark, Sancho, signal that we are advancing":
Don Quixote.

Craven, you solved the problem quite fast. Thumbs up, again.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:17 am
cjhsa wrote:
What I got was a Windows type login popup window asking for userid and password. At first I simply thought A2K had been modified to work like our security controlled internal websites, and keyed in my info. Realizing my mistake later, I changed my A2K password.


I did the same. Anyone know if I need to change my password like cjhsa? If so, maybe that announcement should be made?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:20 am
Meh, when I got the popup window, I just figured A2K was in a semi-lockdown for security reasons, and the problem was being fixed. Lo and behold, it was and all is fine.
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paulaj
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:23 am
I didn't change my password, should I?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:37 am
Changing passwordsis almost never a bad idea. As to the popup password that was a temporary lockdown.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:45 am
Craven, we do appreciate the work you do here. Too much of a wuss to change my password.
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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:50 am
It's really easy to change, Miss LettyBetty. It's on your profile page at the top.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 11:56 am
It is, Mac? Upon my word. I didn't see nuttin' except All About Letty.....
There's not much to tell,
All about Letty,
I know her so well.

Oops, Got caught up in a song. Very Happy
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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 12:06 pm
It's up near the top...

I'll hum along as I don't know the words. Very Happy
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paulaj
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 12:19 pm
George wrote:
Uh-oh!
Paula J got a running start on the insult thread.

I had to get a quick one in, just in case the system went down again.
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Ethel2
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 01:00 pm
Well, this is good news, after spending the entire morning bumping up security........mumble
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superjuly
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 03:25 pm
paulaj wrote:
Here I am, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah feels so good to be back.

<waving feverishly to everyone>


This post of yours made me laugh... Laughing
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paulaj
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 05:16 pm
I just got bounced off the site again. I got in through my e-mail replies.

What-up?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 05:17 pm
I just did that while doing maintenance and removing things from the exploit.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 05:19 pm
Question: If I put in my password during this hack attack this morning, is there any possibility that it could have been stolen? And if so, does that mean that my other registration information could be used by whoever the hacker was?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 05:33 pm
(happily shopping at Amazon.com with Kicky's personal login Smile
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superjuly
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 05:52 pm
I bet you he's freaking out right now. haha
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 06:33 pm
kickycan wrote:
Question: If I put in my password during this hack attack this morning, is there any possibility that it could have been stolen?


Not really. The password box was one I put up to lock things down while I worked.

I saw no accessing of anyones profile data in any logs.

And the thing is, even if there was it could only be used on a2k, even if you use the same password elsewhere.

This is because the passwords are encrypted, nobody has access to them.

They could be used here on A2K because they could take the same encrypted string and spoof a cookie, but that would only work locally on Able2Know.

Thing is, I've seen no evidence that even that was attempted, but like I said earlier, it's almost never a bad idea to change your password.
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