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Discussion in 'AAW Information' started by Al Stramiello, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Al Stramiello

    Al Stramiello

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    Ed . . . can you tell us the extent of bLACKHUNTER DZ's intrusion? How far did he get in . . . and . . . did he access any private information? Are you able to stop him?
     
  2. Ed Davidson

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    It's a simple back-door hack allowed by some vulnerability with the version of vBulletin that's being used to enable the forum. No damage has been done, no files removed or tampered with. Fixed with a patch supplied by the vBulletin software maker. It’s apparently a common problem. Long term fix for this vulnerability - probably another software upgrade - will be investigated by John Van D. after he gets back in town.
     
  3. Steve Worcester

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    all the hack does is get into the templates and replaces the headers and footers on the page with the guys info
     
  4. George Guadiane

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    Nice to see you around the house!
     
  5. Al Stramiello

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    Interesting. Verrrry interesting!


    Steve suddenly shows up the same day as "the hacker". Coincidence??

    Perhaps. ;)


    By the way Steve, I got a chuckle from your "Ex-Grand Poo Bah" title.
     
  6. steelguy

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    Whew!


    Ed: Iam sure happy he didn't get too far. If he got ahold of a sequential listing of my posts, he might be able to demonstrate that my shiny burl exterior is really a Bondo filled, texturized and painted void!! Whew, can't have that happen!!

    Jerry
     
  7. Rick M

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    Kudos to the mod(s) involved getting things operational again.

    No question a PITA either way, would this hacker be reputedly one of the gray-hat type that's mostly out to reveal vulnerablilities so admins will give security a bit more attention? Or is it more sinister, but limited this time?
     
  8. Steve Worcester

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    I would guess the former more than the latter.
    Same guy as before.
     
  9. plamb

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    off line

    Ed,
    Thank you for getting the forum back on line
    Peter
     
  10. Ed Davidson

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    John Van D. did all the heavy lifting...stepping into Steve's shoes without hesitation.
     
  11. plamb

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    Thank you John Van D for your speedy and most effective effort.
    Thank you Ed for straighting me out.
    Peter
     
  12. Bill Pottorf

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    Hacked!

    I was not in the forum until it was repaired and brought back online yesterday. Thanks to you Ed, John, Kurt and all who went into high gear to bring us back into our comfortable existence. John, I guess you now know what an effort this may become. Hang in there.:)
     
  13. John Torchick

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    Sort of like Clark Kent showing up when Superman leaves?
     

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