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Old 18 January 2012, 09:47   #1
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EAB hacked? No!

According to news at safir.amigaos.se, eab.abime.net might had a possible intrusion attempt stealing passwords. Some news concerning this is also located here:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/a...p?storyid=6202
However I've seen no news about this matter here on EAB...?
Anyone knows what happened and do we need to worry?
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Old 18 January 2012, 11:42   #2
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I think someone is merely speculating as far as EAB is concerned as I have heard nothing about such an event happening here. I don't know where they got the information from and to be honest I think the last thing we need in this situation is somebody posting information like that without any proof this could have happened. It is not helpful in the slightest and I think people should be wary of "news" like this elsewhere if they can't supply evidence.

However, certainly one or two other sites are having pretty major issues with this at the moment, so all I will advise is that if you are concerned that the security on this site has been compromised then you change your password as a precautionary measure.

The only person who will know for sure will be RCK and no doubt he will inform us if such an attack has taken place. In the meantime, if the moderators hear anything then we will make everybody aware ASAP. We now return you to your scheduled programme...
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Old 18 January 2012, 12:03   #3
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Old 18 January 2012, 12:08   #4
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Probably related to the Trevor Dickinson hack. And now people start pointing fingers in random directions.
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Old 18 January 2012, 12:23   #5
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i dont think this is happening on eab at all.

if it was happening here someone would know about it,but since no-one has had it happen then its not worth worrying about.
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Old 18 January 2012, 13:29   #6
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This is as fake as Hollywood tits.
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Old 18 January 2012, 14:04   #7
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This is as fake as Hollywood tits.
Are you referring to Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen or the silicone variety...??

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Old 18 January 2012, 21:50   #8
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I think I know what might have sparked this rumour.

When RCK removed the zero-posters' accounts (those who had not been active for at least four months), some of them thought their accounts had been hacked into and their passwords changed, because they could no longer get access to their accounts.

When they spoke about this to others, that's when the rumours started...

I've received PMs about this. One such whose account had been removed even posted on AmiBay about it.
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Old 18 January 2012, 22:50   #9
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When RCK removed the zero-posters' accounts (those who had not been active for at least four months)
Why did RCK do that?
Does that mean that if I don't post anything for 4 months I'll get my account deleted?

I don't think it's fair... our accounts should be kept active forever. Sometimes our lives keep us away from EAB, but this doesn't mean we lost interest in it!
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Old 18 January 2012, 22:59   #10
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Why did RCK do that?
Does that mean that if I don't post anything for 4 months I'll get my account deleted?
It was done to remove thousands of users who had registered, posted once or twice or indeed not at all, and then never visited the site again.

Your account is safe from deletion if you have more than 10 posts, so you and the majority of currently-active users can rest easy.

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I don't think it's fair... our accounts should be kept active forever. Sometimes our lives keep us away from EAB, but this doesn't mean we lost interest in it!
Non-active members artificially swell the number of registered users and waste RCK's system resources, so you really must accept it as fair.
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Old 18 January 2012, 23:02   #11
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Well, there are probably some users who used their "0 posts account" for The Zone downloads only. Though, its fair to delete 0 poster accounts at some time.
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Old 18 January 2012, 23:09   #12
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When I first registered, it was precisely just to download a file which I saw had been uploaded to The Zone. Can you believe that? It's absolutely true.

I didn't post in the forums for some time, but then, once I had done so, I found I quite liked it really!
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Old 18 January 2012, 23:42   #13
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Man, why has a thread with this title heading been allowed to continue? Surely a lock is in order?
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Old 18 January 2012, 23:47   #14
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Man, why has a thread with this title heading been allowed to continue? Surely a lock is in order?
Done!
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