FYI: The main web site page got hacked.

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    FYI: The main web site page got hacked.

    Click "c Board" to see the hack. I noticed it about an hour ago.
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    Board still working?

    It appears the front page was hacked. Buncha pimply-faced morons.

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    Yup. Was afraid the whole thing had gone down the drain. Been checking VBulletin boards. May have been done through some insecure script. I highly doubt they had any other kind of server access.

    Script kiddies losers, I betcha.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Hmm... all index.php were defaced. cprogramming.com, the forums archive, ... mod_rewrite?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Seems as though all passwords still work and users can still log-in. I'll bookmark this until the main page is back up.

    I have no idea what this proves except that some morons can hack a page. Stupid.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 04-27-2008 at 09:17 PM.

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    Yeah this will be fun. I've had a bit of experience fighting hackers myself (some hacked into our servers where I work).

    Most likely cause: somewhere in the site the "get" and "post" variable inputs are not being checked, and so the hackers probably got access do the database and used SQL injection to discover admin passwords, logged in as an admin, uploaded some scripts and defaced the site.
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    I noticed it a while ago too.
    Does anyone know when the site will be fixed?

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    Has anyone contacted the webmaster or kermi?
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    Looks fine to me. What did I miss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMalc View Post
    Looks fine to me. What did I miss?
    You missed the sexy skull!

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    The two 'dudes' (<no credit due>) are members of some defacing "security" group. Wow, sounds fun...

    They're probably not aware that hacking in Egypt has recently been made illegal, and carries a hefty penalty. Only time will tell.

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    If by that comment you mean it's still in a hacked state then I guess it has to do with someone's ISP's caching now.
    I actually make shortcuts directly to the forums I visit, so I wouldn't see it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMalc View Post
    If by that comment you mean it's still in a hacked state then I guess it has to do with someone's ISP's caching now.
    I actually make shortcuts directly to the forums I visit, so I wouldn't see it anyway.
    uh? No its alright now. They put the picture of a skull on the main page (I saw that some 6 hours ago). Its fine now.

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    Yeah, HaTsA4 and H666p said they wheren't sorry that the admins thought their site was secure.
    Their text are was pretty good actually.

    Anyway...
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    I doubt they were from egypt. The javascript variables were in Spanish and the img tags were pointing to a site in San Diego, California.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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