#21 By: VinDSL, July 20th, 2013 23:49
#22 By: Nathan Osman, July 21st, 2013 01:44
I'm really curious to hear how the attack was executed. A large number of servers are running vBulletin and if this is a vulnerability in their code, then a lot more sites could easily be compromised.
Quick, everyone switch to
#23 By: Michael Brown, July 21st, 2013 05:23
As someone who... might... be a user, I'd like to see at least an email warning me of the hack (even without password reset instructions).
Especially since I'm aware of the hack, but cannot for the life of me remember whether or not I had an account.
CURSE YOU PROLIFERATION OF ACCOUNTS ON THE INTERNET.
Long live OpenId!
#24 By: Andy, July 21st, 2013 05:25
Looks like the list of emails is definitely out in the wild, I've had several attempted password resets this morning on sites I'm a member of and that use email address for login.
#25 By: Rene Horn, July 21st, 2013 05:34
Honestly, I think it would be best to just not give this person any airtime at all. Get the problem fixed, and make sure it doesn't happen again. The defacer doesn't need any of our attention.
#26 By: Omar Chris, July 21st, 2013 06:01
Yeah please do not visit that site probably gone leave there with some sorta malware. Firefox gave me the warning too.
#27 By: Robin, July 21st, 2013 06:04
I never knew this site (Ubuntu Discourse) even existed until I say the link on the page that normally comes up on UF. I'm not a member but I pop over there and read once in a while. This one looks nicer than UF, actually. And maybe I can get involved like I should have done a long time ago.
#28 By: Cantankerous Old Git, July 21st, 2013 06:13
I think that until recently (yesterday?) Ubuntu Discourse was a test site still under development.
I'm not sure how I rate it against ubuntuforums. I have a feeling it's more of a chat site whereas I felt ubuntuforums could be more of a reference site. I could be wrong, I haven't used discourse much at all.
#29 By: @TimeKilla, July 21st, 2013 06:29
Sad day! Looks like they might pull the forum software and stay here.
#30 By: Omar Chris, July 21st, 2013 06:38
Music That played when UF got hacked. Sadly its Good Music. Kinda makes you question why they hacked UF.
#31 By: Ed Begens, July 21st, 2013 09:26
Reminds me of the students I used to teach in middle school. They always wanted to be noticed. Sadly, this seemed to be carried on into (I assume - adulthood? questionable). My experiences have been if you ignore/dismiss it, they move on to someone that will react like a tipped cow. Sorry. Not going to happen here.
#32 By: Neil Oosthuizen, July 21st, 2013 10:05
AFAIK it is still only a test site...
#33 By: Daniel Newkirk, July 21st, 2013 11:31
I wouldn't be surprised. If it takes a great deal of time to find the entry point, and this site is both more secure and the future of the forums anyway, then why not? It's really unfortunate that the old site got hacked. It may mean that a lot of the information stored there will be lost.
#34 By: Elfy, July 21st, 2013 11:54
I was informed last night that the data is all safe, passwords have all been randomised. The servers running vb are being reinstalled at the moment.
I've not spoken to anyone from IS since then, those doing the work are in US and timezones aren't playing friendly.
#35 By: Elfy, July 21st, 2013 11:55
You obviously know something I don't ...
#36 By: Dražen Lučanin, July 21st, 2013 12:49
Maybe a sign that people should move over from the old forums to this one... I just stumbled upon ubuntu-discourse today, actually.
#37 By: fooman, July 21st, 2013 13:04
thanks for the update elfy.
#38 By: VinDSL, July 21st, 2013 13:23
You might be interested in this CBC Spark interview with Jeff Atwood:
Jeff Atwood is something of a rock star in designing great places for the exchange of information online. He founded and built the Q&A site Stack Overflow, and the Stack Exchange group of sites: an elegant platform for effective communication. Now he's turning his skills to reinventing ye olde online forum, with Discourse. He thinks forum software can actually teach people how to be effective, civil communicators on web forums.
#39 By: VinDSL, July 21st, 2013 15:02
Ubuntu Forums Hacked | Sucuri Blog
The site was running vBulletin and according to some sources, it was outdated and didn’t have the admin panel protected. During the time it was defaced, it was redirecting to “ubuntuforums.org/signaturepics/Sput.html" [...]
Proprietary software brings down an open-source web site.
#40 By: Elfy, July 21st, 2013 15:13
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