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Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

Strat
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Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

I presume everyone has seen this http://ubuntuforums.org/announce.html?t=1529056
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VileReynard
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Re: Windows v Linux just for fun

These were forum style user names/passwords that were revealed.
Not Linux system user names/passwords.

"In The Beginning Was The Word, And The Word Was Aardvark."

Strat
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Re: Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

Sorry Foxy. I relocated the thread from Chit Chat to Linux and your post got left behind.
Now fixed.
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Steve
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Re: Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

Word from the person who done it? click me

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If I do get into a website, most of the time there's no REAL malicious intentions. Grab the database, leave a message. That's it
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Gabe
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Re: Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

http://blog.canonical.com/2013/07/30/ubuntu-forums-are-back-up-and-a-post-mortem/
The SMF forum's been hacked in a similar manner, which may or may not be related to the fact that one of their admins used the same login on the ubuntu forum.
I'm just off to shut a stable door.
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HairyMcbiker
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Re: Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

Oh dear oh dear using the same user/password on different sites. Who would have thought to do that  Wink
I use LastPass to generate random passwords for each site, I will normally generate a special email addy for that site, or use one of my disposable ones.
bobpullen
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Re: Ubuntu Forum site hacked.

Quote from: Steve
Word from the person who done it? click me

Reassuring if it's genuine. I was one of those whose details were harvested.

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