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Strange Error Message today

Postby MSueper » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:58 pm

Hello,
the forum was hacked. When i visited this site, there was only a list of /etc/passwd as it seemed.
Should i worry in any way? Stolen data?
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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby Mug UK » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:27 pm

MSueper wrote:Hello,
the forum was hacked. When i visited this site, there was only a list of /etc/passwd as it seemed.
Should i worry in any way? Stolen data?
Martin


Yes the forum was hacked - as were several other sites hosted by the same company it seems.

Yes, by all accounts, the etc/passwd file was proudly displayed by the site hacker but it was all encrypted so very doubtful anyone else got anything from it.
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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby wongck » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:11 pm

Of no use to anyone except may be usernames... as then a brute force password hack is needed.
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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby Zorro 2 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:16 pm

There was very interesting to see all informations displayed yesterday. Hope that it's the last time... :coffe:
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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby MSueper » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:09 pm

OK, that's serious. Do you think that passwords of the forum users or other data may be stolen?

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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby Silver Surfer » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:41 pm

There are no problems with the passwords for the user accounts on the forum or wiki. They were never exposed.

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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby wongck » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:59 pm

MSueper wrote:OK, that's serious. Do you think that passwords of the forum users or other data may be stolen?


The password file at /etc is for the users of the host system.
The forum password probably in mySQL database tables.

in any case, it is wise to use different password for different system....
.... and write them all down and paste it around your computer (but this is not wise to do :lol: )
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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby PaulB » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:33 pm

Silver Surfer, MugUK etc. Remember to change your passes on server relative things. PHPMyadmin, Host login server back-end etc. You never know! Since someone managed to hack into the server back-end, there is a chance they got your usernames and passes. It's not worth taking the chance.

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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby Silver Surfer » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:44 pm

PaulB wrote:Silver Surfer, MugUK etc. Remember to change your passes on server relative things. PHPMyadmin, Host login server back-end etc. You never know! Since someone managed to hack into the server back-end, there is a chance they got your usernames and passes. It's not worth taking the chance.


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Re: Strange Error Message today

Postby PaulB » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:58 pm

I Should have known SS would be on top of things :D :D


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