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ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« on: February 17, 2011, 04:53:21 am »
In the past couple of days some of you may have been randomly logged out of your accounts.  This turns out to have been caused by an ongoing attack trying to bruteforce people's logins.  There have been no signs of any successful breach but just to be safe we are asking everyone to change their passwords at this time.

The people targetted have their username set to match their display name.  If at all possible please try to keep them separate.  We are looking at a long term solution, most likely login via email or some other type of hidden info.  For now profile viewing and member list viewing has been blocked for people with less than 10 posts (guests could never view).  If  you would like to have your username changed please get in contact with me or another admin and we will gladly do so.

As a result of the security precautions, TOR is blocked from accessing the site.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we respectfully ask you disable TOR or any other anonymizing proxy if your situation allows.


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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 05:04:01 am »
Thanks for the heads up, changing password now.

So, where is this attack coming from?

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 05:11:34 am »
Very small but persistent attack from TOR.

We disabled TOR access to the site for the time being.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 05:17:00 am »
Ah, so that would be why.  It was unusually frequent for like the past 5 or so days.  Running to change password now.  (Although not the name yet because of Mafia)

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 05:18:34 am »
My name.

It has been butchered in the name of safety.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 05:27:13 am »
Ouch, thanks for the heads up.
Pass changed.
No, I will not tell you.

*Goes back to curling up*

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 05:35:30 am »
I believe this doesn't have anything to do with the big truck in my sig 2 days ago? :derp:

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 05:38:59 am »
Hmmm...I'll change it for now.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 05:39:44 am »
Shenanigans have me safe! Still, gonna get a hand on that pass.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 05:42:07 am »
Been logged out a couple of times, so I changed my name and password. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2011, 05:45:21 am »
I'll probably end up changing my name to back after the mafia game.
Thank you for the warning.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2011, 05:49:26 am »
Name changed.

Thanks for tellin' us.
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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2011, 05:58:34 am »
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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011, 06:03:39 am »
sweet now I have an excuse to change all my shit and confuse everyone

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2011, 06:08:53 am »
sweet now I have an excuse to change all my shit and confuse everyone

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2011, 06:10:16 am »
I was just logged out, even with my display name being different from my username.

Might be a sign that they're stepping it up a bit.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2011, 06:11:39 am »
Changed. Thanks for the warning

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2011, 06:16:12 am »
So that's what that was.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2011, 06:18:21 am »
Ah god damn, I gotta change my password, eh?
Also, I'm getting a lot of 403, aka "Forbidden" errors. Would that be part of this attack or no?

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2011, 06:23:18 am »
Thank you very much for the professional, reasonably detailed report as to what was happening, and what the fixing measure are.

I would like to suggest, next time you're working on the SMF files, that somehow, a notification that your login and visible names should be different should be provided at registration. Forgetting how the registration works on SMF, I'm betting that there's a line for visible name during registration - simply adding a boldfaced "For security reasons, do not make this the same as your login name" should be a reasonable warning.

It won't stop idiots, but this might be a case where, if we can get a majority of accounts to avoid this, then this hack becomes ill-worthwhile - the machine effort put in becoming more useful to put to attack other forums. Essentially, the same principle as herd immunity in disease-research fields.

(I also changed my secret question and answer to "WHY ARE YOU ASKING THIS WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR PASSWORD STORAGE PROGRAM?!", and then made sure the secret answer would be ridiculously hard to get by any means ever.)

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2011, 06:25:27 am »
Also, I'm getting a lot of 403, aka "Forbidden" errors. Would that be part of this attack or no?

This has to do more with forum traffic. I suggest clearing your cache.

Thanks for remaining ever-vigilant! o7

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2011, 06:28:05 am »
Fortunately I accidentally spelled my name wrong when I joined.  :V
So when I realized, I changed the display name to the way I'd meant to spell it (Skyrocket) so I don't have to change anything here.

I'll change the password right away, as soon as I think of a good one, which shouldn't take long at all.
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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2011, 06:57:41 am »
Changed whatever was changeable in profile. Thanks for the heads up, although...
I was just logged out, even with my display name being different from my username.
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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2011, 07:03:04 am »
Came here to say the same Erebus and Rdj did.
Just got logged off. Reset my password again.
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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2011, 07:06:11 am »
So, Why exactly are we getting attacked? Are they just jelly or wut?

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2011, 07:17:50 am »

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2011, 07:18:31 am »
Oddly enough, I haven't gotten it again...

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2011, 07:19:27 am »
It happened again just now for me.
Guess I'll be changing my display name then.

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Re: ATTENTION: Attempted security attack discovered!
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2011, 07:25:10 am »
Just got me, and I hadn't had any problems before I changed my stuff.
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