Discussion in 'Other Civ-Related Sites' started by WarningU2, Dec 22, 2012.
Fourth hacking. As third time, also only on the front page.
Could change the name to 'Lizzie Bordon's Mother's Site' since it keeps getting hacked.
This could be just another troll over there. This time someone may be trolling the owners who don't seem to care who gets trolled, so maybe they don't mind.
You'ver overestimating the effort.
The most likely thing is that recently an exploit for the used vb version has been published, and that now some hacker groups have set up some automated crawlers to automatically "hack" every forum with that version they can find.
Nothing personal, IMHO.
On the flip side, this is the most I've visited Apolyton in about a decade.
Solver, old admin on Poly is visiting. He seems to have admin rights still, because he found some dozen backdoors and bad scrips, in addition to horrible security settings, and fixed them.:b:
Solver is a truly great guy.
Yeah - I saw his posts and forwarded the link to our hosts, so they can take a look and tighten-up anything that needs tightening up.
Solver great guy X2.
ainwood, your forum is fine. You don't have the particular security hole that caused the mayhem at Apolyton, and believe me, you'd know if you did. There's a particular very simple to use security hole that's been exploited on a lot of different vB forums over the past week or so.
CFC's being out of step with the world saves it yet again!
Thanks for checking it out for us - really appreciate it!
Solver solves a lot of problems, obviously. Solver is his middle name.
Well sure, he solves stuff, but he didn't have to solve stuff for Apolyton. That's just above and beyond to me. A really nice thing to do.
Hope he gets the same gratitude from Poly that I see here expressed. Maybe he did. Thing is, I think he would do it again whether or not, just the kind of fella Solver is.
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