Post Date: 2nd Sep, 2012 - 7:18pm
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In the area of hacking SMF is it a common occurrence? I mean to ask is SMF a target for hacking that its an issue, if it is then why?
Post Date: 25th Jul, 2013 - 5:29pm
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I got the email about it and was't please. The irony in their admins constantly warning us about security and yet they were silly enough to leave the door open for someone to walk right in.
Unfortunately, we are 100% sure that our user database has been stolen.
As such we HIGHLY RECOMMEND, even implore you, to:
1.) Change your password on other websites you are using, if you use the same password there. This is very important to do, as it also will help prevent other websites being hacked through your compromised password, if it is compromised.
2.) Change your password here on our website.
3.) If you use the password you use here anywhere else, say for example to login to your webhost, it is highly urged to change it.
4.) Please note that personal messages may have also been compromised. We don't know for sure if the hacker only downloaded the user tables or not, although that's the only thing he/she is after. If they did: keep in mind that passwords you shared through PM should now be considered vulnerable. It's best not to take the risk and gamble, and just change any password you shared through PM as well.
5.) Charter members, current and past, are encouraged to change ALL passwords if they ever sent any in to us. That would include FTP.