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    Exclamation Warning! Attention All Members!

    An apparent exploit of the forums is allowing a massive amount of spam PM's. Do not open any links on any PM's, or even PM's, if they are not from people that you know. (***EDIT-even if you know them as if their user & password is the same, their account has probably been hijacked...) Some are porn, some have virus and trojans!

    We are working it on it and hope to have it in control soon.

    Thanks!

    If your User name and Password are the same, CHANGE IT NOW!!!! That is the exploit...

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    Let's keep this thread on top guys. Many people don't always see the sticky's!

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    If your user name is the same as your password, change it immediately!

    This is the exploit!

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    Check "Who's Online"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Check "Who's Online"...
    thats crazy

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    Yep... Just sent something to Phillip about this... Also don't install those activex crap things for the porntube stuff. It's not real. Besides the video is actually just an image.
    "I'm like a lion on the prowl after prey"

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    I wanted to change my password anyway. thanks Ken.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    IT's the damn Chinese....we're under ATTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguincomrade View Post
    Yep... Just sent something to Phillip about this... Also don't install those activex crap things for the porntube stuff. It's not real. Besides the video is actually just an image.
    yep ! I got the pm from a member thats been here since 01,so be careful everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UOD View Post
    IT's the damn Chinese....we're under ATTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Actually, the IP is from Israel.....

    To the bomb shelters! Everyone, arms over your head and get under your desk! (Only the old people will get that! )

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    I don't get it, Ken. Can you explain?

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    The exploit is a script that tries to login as existing users, trying a password that equals the username. If it successfuly logs in, it then proceeds to send spam PMs to other members.

    Working on it at the moment. The majority of spam was coming from the same israeli IP address that's already banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Actually, the IP is from Israel.....

    To the bomb shelters! Everyone, arms over your head and get under your desk! (Only the old people will get that! )

    Make sure you keep your moth open to avoid lung damage from the overblast pressure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I still say it's the damn Chinese using Israeli networks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    The exploit is a script that tries to login as existing users, trying a password that equals the username. If it successfuly logs in, it then proceeds to send spam PMs to other members.

    Working on it at the moment. The majority of spam was coming from the same israeli IP address that's already banned.
    Is there a vB hack that can be installed that will disallow the username and password to be of the same value?

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    An apparent exploit of the forums is allowing a massive amount of spam PM's. Do not open any links on any PM's, or even PM's, if they are not from people that you know, even if you know them as if their user & password is the same, their account has probably been hijacked.... Some are porn, some have virus and trojans!

    We are working it on it and hope to have it in control soon.

    Thanks!

    Edit!!!! If your User name and Password are the same, CHANGE IT NOW!!!! That is the exploit...
    That's just it. My password and username are NOT the same.
    "I'm like a lion on the prowl after prey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguincomrade View Post
    That's just it. My password and username are NOT the same.
    Nope and your account wasn't taken over either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Do not open any links on any PM's, or even PM's, if they are not from people that you know, even if you know them as if their user & password is the same...

    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguincomrade View Post
    That's just it. My password and username are NOT the same.

    right, you just received PM's from folks who did have accounts where the username and password were the same. Their accts were hacked, not yours.

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    YoS, Ken was simply trying to say that the spam PM could be coming from existing users, simply because they were using a weak password - the exploit targets users whose username and password are the same.

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