Possible Security Breach at TalkNEX.com

Discussion in 'Site Information' started by Amin Sabet, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    As some of you know, our sister site SeriousCompacts.com was hacked yesterday due to a vBulletin forum software exploit. That security hole has been addressed, this site does not appear to have been hacked, and I am not aware of any breach of our database, member emails, or passwords.

    However, the fact that they hacked another forum on the same server means that it is possible that they somehow accessed secure information for this forum as well. Anyone who has setup an account here is encouraged to change their password both on this site and also on any other website that uses an identical or similar password.

    I apologize for this breach of security and will continue to do my best to prevent things like this from happening.
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thanks for the update.
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Unfortunately I had to uninstall vBSEO to improve site security, which means that our Thanks/Like button is gone. I will install a different one as soon as I can, but the Thanks counts are going to have to start over :(.
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    May the fleas from 1000 camels infest the armpits of all hackers.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Sucks about the hacker attack but glad you sort everything out.
    Sorry to hear about the Thanks/Like button - I liked that a lot but I guess it has to be consider like collatteral losses in the war against viruses :(
     
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I can think of another part of the body they should infest. :mad:
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Me too, but I was trying to stay within the family forum theme of this place.
     
  8. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Thanks for the update. I saw the SC posts from the guy. My email hacked about 10 years ago so I learned my lesson then...
     
  9. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    395
    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    I just got an email. Someone keeps trying to access my account with the incorrect password. I changed it after reading this earlier. So they got in!

    Never mind. I think it was my Ipad and the Tap a Talk app trying to stay signed in with my old password. I looked up the IP address the email gave me and the location was my city ;)
     
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  10. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    182
    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    I miss the option to mark topics as read
     
  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I can tell you for a fact that Amin has been fighting from yesterday to address all the issues and return the forum back to how it was
    I'm sure all issues will be resolved soon ;)
     
  12. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    395
    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Yes I miss the "new posts" option. ;) Thanks to the Admins for working on it.
     
  13. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    182
    Dec 10, 2012
    Netherlands
    Yes, also from me "thanks to the Admins for working on it".
     
  14. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    You caught yourself trying hack into your account eh?

    Well Done!
     
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  15. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Me too. Glad I changed my info.
     
  16. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Me too, meaning the option in the menu bar to mark all topics as read at once. Is very convenient to clean up after I'm done reading.
     
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  17. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I mostly miss the "subscribed threads" option that was easily accesible from the lower bar. The whole option bar is missing :(
     
  18. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    395
    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    Yes I may not be the brightest light bulb in the package, but I'm the most secure! ;)