Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts
Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts
Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts
Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts
Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts
Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts Anyone know what's going on with VBForums? Passwords reset, can't confirm new accts
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:14 PM
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So all of a sudden I was logged out and told my password was invalid. Tried to make a new account to post for help, only to be met with a 404'd account confirmation page so couldn't post or PM.
All of the forums are showing no logged in users despite lots of guests, so it doesn't look like something only effecting my account.
Afraid to try to reset pw too since I think I signed up with my old e-mail I can't access anymore. I can't lose that account so if e-mail resets are required I need to get in touch with an admin; I've posted my real name in code notes and this nick is tied to my real identity in other ways, so can verify with government ID.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:08 AM
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I haven't a clue either and have run into the same thing. It acts as if my account was hacked and the password changed, but I suppose the entire account database has been corrupted or something.

A couple of weeks ago there was a script kiddie using vbulletin-attack "recipes" from a Eastern European site who managed to get into several moderators' accounts and wreaked some minor havoc. Most but not all of that was subsequently repaired.

I assume the same bunch of idiots have found another attack script or they just came back again for more vengeance. From comments in some nasty PMs they sent me last time I'm pretty sure they are part of a certain closed-source library author's fan base or hired cabal of promotion trolls. But since I can't prove that...

There is no good long term solution, since even with regional restrictions the script kiddies just work through international proxy servers to bypass that. The real answer is to abandon vbulletin, which is a huge target, but the odds of that are almost zero so it'll happen over and over again.

All we can do now is try to be patient and hope QuinnStreet can unravel the mess at VBForums and probably some of the related sites.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:11 AM
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There was a thread a few days ago started by a member about the developer.com being hacked and username/password(hash) being collected.
The thread was (re)moved within a few hours and now it seems they acknowledged that something has happend and everyone has to change their password.
I had no problem resetting my password and then change it again.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:39 AM
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Yeah I finally tracked down the reset page too. Not sure why I couldn't find the link but Google turned it up.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:52 AM
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I think just changing your password would have worked too.
I assumed they had cleared all passwords, hence the request to ask for a reset.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:40 AM
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Well fantastic. I definitely don't have access to whatever e-mail I signed up with, and new accounts still can't be confirmed.
Was the new password they generated predictable by chance?

I've offered to step up and help before having founded and administered a 50,000 member vBulletin community myself, maybe there'll be more interest next time.

Would also love to hear more about my favorite "Can you release the source as-is and unsupported since it's non-commercial and unencumbered? No, I'd have to support it and accept 3rd party commits! No you wouldn't. Your arguments are stupid!" author being involved.

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I can understand wanting to maintain control over software by keeping it closed source for at least a while. But I've also seen people get cajoled into releasing the source just to have somebody else rip off key code and concepts and then create a competing product and never even give the original author any credit.

Closed source software must at least have decent documentation.

But oh well...


The veiled accusation above may have been entirely unfounded. When people hack a site they often plant false hints about the identity of the hacker.
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