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    what amazes me is that a large antivirus company does not have enough protection on their forum to keep hackers out!

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    For the moment zero reports of hacks on any sites using the same forum software, maybe someone got hold of an admin password. It then takes a few minutes to dump the database then leave the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Hackers should go to work helping to fight hacking.
    They could make good money & not end up playing pick up the soap in a federal prison.
    I'm willing to bet that (as a rule) professional cyber-criminals make a lot more money, than Indian (or even US) IT personnel.

    A classic example of why the term "Cloud security" should be treated as an oxymoron.
    "Cloud" providers are just one-stop-lolly-shops for cyber-criminals.
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    Back online, continuing on SMF platform, so the software must be fine, thus the hack definitely points towards a leaked\cracked admin password (the easiest and best way in!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Hackers should go to work helping to fight hacking.
    They could make good money & not end up playing pick up the soap in a federal prison.
    If I remember correctly Google Chrome offered literally ANYBODY who could hack their browser/show them holes in it a hefty dollar amount.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    For the moment zero reports of hacks on any sites using the same forum software, maybe someone got hold of an admin password. It then takes a few minutes to dump the database then leave the place.
    Most likely SMF is one of the better forum software out there from personal experience. It is also one of the few that still does constant updates ( * cough * vbulletin uses same old crap * cough * )

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Back online, continuing on SMF platform, so the software must be fine, thus the hack definitely points towards a leaked\cracked admin password (the easiest and best way in!)
    I actually like SMF, I used to host a couple of gaming forums and SMF was always one of my first choices I would consider. A hacked admin password does seem more likely though. Even then it seems disappointing as I know you can make it so only certain administrators have access to the databases that contained the hashed information they are referring to. So this implies more than just that as well.
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