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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 22-Jul-13 08:47:57
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Ubuntu forums security breach


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http://ubuntuforums.org/announce.html

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Jul-13 00:47:01
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Re: Ubuntu forums security breach


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Wonder if they were using Microsoft systems smile

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Standard User Lethe
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Jul-13 08:27:56
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Re: Ubuntu forums security breach


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vBulletin board apparently, a proprietary software.

BTW, I received this mail:

Hello,

You are receiving this message because you have an account registered with this address on ubuntuforums.org.

The Ubuntu forums software was compromised by an external attacker. As a result, the attacker has gained access to read your username, email address and an encrypted copy of your password from the forum database.

If you have used this password and email address to authenticate at any other website, you are urged to reset the password on those accounts immediately as the attacker may be able to use the compromised personal information to access these other accounts. It is important to have a distinct password for different accounts.

The ubuntuforums.org website is currently offline and we are working to restore this service. Please take the time to change your ubuntuforums.org account password when service is restored.

We apologize for any inconvenience to the Ubuntu community, thank you for your understanding.

The Canonical Sysadmins.


Nick


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Jul-13 17:53:43
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Re: Ubuntu forums security breach


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Most likely they were using Ubuntu!

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Jul-13 18:40:19
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Gets more like Apple every day.
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 26-Jul-13 14:47:29
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Thats what comes of creating a system that isn't tightly controlled...

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Standard User astateoftrance
(regular) Sun 28-Jul-13 20:02:04
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Re: Ubuntu forums security breach


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The forums that were hacked were running VBulletin (proprietary) so its nothing to do with Ubuntu/Linux or open source software. Though it is the fault of whoever maintains the forums as they hadn't kept it updated.

Edited by astateoftrance (Sun 28-Jul-13 20:02:56)

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