1. TP61

    TP61 Nov 6, 2017

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  2. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 6, 2017

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    Did it yesterday, good to know that they were on the ball(ish) to try and minimise the damage.
     
  3. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 6, 2017

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    Reset mine.
    Tapatalk however did not prompt me for the new password...
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Nov 6, 2017

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    So what are the website that breached again ? Watchuseek and toyotanation only ?
    Hacking seems to increase a lot due to bitcoin rising.
    If you open porn website from your phone as well. Be careful of your bitcoin wallet. I watched the john mcafee seminar.
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 6, 2017

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    This isn't the first time VerticalScope has been hacked. In fact, this is the second time in about 18 months and they still have not implemented https for their site. They claim that with over 1000 sites on their network, they can't just switch on https. Whilst this may well be true, it shows just how poorly set up they are to manage all the forums they own. It is a shame that WUS sold out to VerticalScope.
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 6, 2017

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    Very frustrating. I don't know why implementing HTTPS is that difficult- even if its not flipping a switch. @dsio got HTTPS up and running here over a weekend and I did the same at Calibre11.com, even though the risks there are not as high as they are here on the forum (because only a couple of people are entering data on Calibre11.com)
     
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  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 7, 2017

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    Its not hard at all, literally you pay $30 or so for the SSL cert, an hour total in configuration and the rest is just making sure all of our other links were correct which is done by automated scripts. The thing is they have shareholders and need to be delivering the highest profits possible which means getting every last dollar out of the sites while spending only when absolutely necessary, we don't have any such pressure in that regard. Some further info here: https://www.hackread.com/verticalscope-hacked-again-millions-affected/
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 7, 2017

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    Many thanks Ash..not sure everyone here realises how much you do behind the scenes to keep this forum alive and well :thumbsup:
     
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  9. dtf

    dtf Nov 7, 2017

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    I suspect their argument is around the increased load caused by using https over http and thus increased cost. But I agree, idiots. The response to the first hack was appalling, as a result a few forums I use have pretty much shut down.
     
  10. elbeik

    elbeik Nov 7, 2017

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    So their logic is, don't add "futile costs" at the expense of loosing your forums and community?
     
  11. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 7, 2017

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    Who knows what their excuse is really. Could be a very complex setup across multiple sites that means the upgrade is a major rework of their infrastructure and software. Not an excuse for not doing it, though.

    I'm spending more time here and on Omega Forums lately. Too many subforums to navigate on WUS, and it's a bit slow too.
     
  12. dtf

    dtf Nov 7, 2017

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    Execs never care about security until it's gone wrong and they're getting fired. Just ask the ceo of equifax.
     
  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 7, 2017

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    It's painfully slow to be honest...