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ChristopheF
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Important: Change your password!

Post by ChristopheF » 13-Feb-11 21:40

We have noticed a brute force attack to log into the forums on many user accounts.

If you account was hacked (you cannot log in anymore or any suspicious activity occured with your account like posts you did'nt write) please reply here (register another user account if necessary).

Even if you account was not hacked, please make sure your password is complex to avoid any possible hacking.
You can find some hints here: http://www.microsoft.com/security/onlin ... reate.aspx

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by Bit » 14-Feb-11 06:00

Are we famous or what?

What does they want? Sports only?

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by Trego » 15-Feb-11 08:15

...yeah finally able to log back in, thanks beowuuf and Ameena for the help.
It's not a bug in the program, I've just gone and done something weird.

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by Ameena » 15-Feb-11 10:04

Hey, wb Trego - glad it got sorted :).
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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by oh_brother » 15-Feb-11 15:59

Is this related to the fact that I only see the pro-screamer skin when I am logged in? When I get to the site first it is the old silver/blue version.

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by ChristopheF » 15-Feb-11 18:11

Yes, the proScreamer needs an update so that the captcha will work when logging in.

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by beowuuf » 15-Feb-11 18:16

Yup, that's exactly why. The proscreamer doens't let you see the catchpa that comes up if a bot tries to brute-force your account. So to let people like Trego log on we made it so the default is the pro silver.

If linflas can generaously upgrade the proscreamer scheme (and he's got alot of RL stuff to do in the next month* for the current upgrade, we could make the default proscreamer again.

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by Zed5Duke » 16-Feb-11 17:19

Am wonder its hacker or just some bored kid, but ok i changed pass to loong because somebody toy my account everyday

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by cowsmanaut » 4-Mar-11 10:13

we were hacked that once.. a long time ago.. took away the home page.. Black knights or some such.. some group that had a forum of their own and it was all in farsi.. they were hacking a canadian owned website, on a czech server, frequented by europeans... all to protest the US army... how randomly unrelated is that.. hackers think they're smart.. but they're not..

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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by Chaos-Shaman » 12-Mar-11 19:08

ahhh, ok... i was wondering what was going on. I have been away for months, thought someone hacked the account.
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Re: Important: Change your password!

Post by Zyx » 14-Apr-11 23:33

Seems that the hacking attempts are still running.

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