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Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-06-03, 08:24
Replies: 17
Views: 72,147
Posted By GHDpro
Be careful with the "Report Spam" button A...

Be careful with the "Report Spam" button

A little while back I changed the way the forum sends email, it now goes through a professional email sending service that can give me easy insight in...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-21, 19:28
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Indeed there is...

Indeed there is (http://www.zdnet.com/ubuntu-forums-hacked-1-82m-logins-email-addresses-stolen-7000018336/)*

Really though, we could implement all the security you can imagine but what in these...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-18, 09:48
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
This issue is now fixed. URL upload for avatars...

This issue is now fixed. URL upload for avatars works again.
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-17, 01:11
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
This is being looked into. I disabled a specific...

This is being looked into. I disabled a specific PHP setting that may have also disabled this feature. But it may be possible to turn it back on a different way.
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-16, 12:31
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Hmm... you might be on to something. Sorry for...

Hmm... you might be on to something. Sorry for being over-thinking this. I'll test / research a bit further.

Edit: Yeah it would seem Mixed Content warnings are a lot less obnoxious than what I...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-16, 10:57
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
So I've been looking into adding HTTPS (SSL) for...

So I've been looking into adding HTTPS (SSL) for the forum. I fear however there is going to be one problem, called "Mixed Content Warning". This is basically a browser generated warning regarding...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-14, 17:27
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Afaik salt does not add much to the computation...

Afaik salt does not add much to the computation time (it would still be 16 days with that old GPU, or... a few hours with a modern one). What it does is make pre-existing rainbow tables unusable, in...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-14, 05:42
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Bluntly put I don't think the AnimeSuki forum is...

Bluntly put I don't think the AnimeSuki forum is really that important enough to implement 2-factor authentication.

Part of my reasoning is that it doesn't look like the attackers were out to...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 17:10
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
For those not specialized in cracking a MD5...

For those not specialized in cracking a MD5 hashed salted password that is not easy. While everyone agrees such a password is `easy` to crack, `easy` in this case is relative to those familiar with...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 16:22
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
I'm not sure what you mean. Is there something...

I'm not sure what you mean. Is there something broken?

I just tried deleting & re-uploading my avatar and that seems to work fine.
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 13:20
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
People once again expect forum admins to write...

People once again expect forum admins to write their own forum software and have absolute utter expert knowledge of how everything works under the hood.

IT SIMPLY ISN'T THAT EASY

I haven't...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 12:45
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
It's not like we've known since May 2~4, we only...

It's not like we've known since May 2~4, we only now know that is when the attack happened. As the attackers weren't out to destroy the forum but rather steal account details, it took a few days to...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 12:38
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Yeah I was doing something I thought was fairly...

Yeah I was doing something I thought was fairly simple but somehow put the server load up to 50 :eyebrow:

I had to stop the webserver for a few seconds to let the load die down (by that time the...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 11:16
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
I think whatever the change would be, it would...

I think whatever the change would be, it would make maintaining the forum even harder than it is now. Granted there are few patches for vBulletin 3 these days, but nonetheless the most recent was...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 10:45
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
I knew I used the term "encryption" liberally, I...

I knew I used the term "encryption" liberally, I was trying to use a word that more people will be able to understand.

As far as I know replacing the hashing algorithm in vBulletin isn't a trivial...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 09:53
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
HTTPS: I will look into this. I should note that...

HTTPS: I will look into this. I should note that vBulletin already uses client-side javascript to obscure plaintext passwords before sending them to the server (basically they're submitted as MD5...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 09:09
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Lefteris post is slightly disturbing because from...

Lefteris post is slightly disturbing because from what you tell us it would be extremely hard to simply bruteforce or guess your password easily.

Then again I should probably mention that the...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 08:12
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
From what information I can gather (Nightwish and...

From what information I can gather (Nightwish and relentlessflame did most of the investigation work) the user database was downloaded on May 6 at around 18:00 UTC (GMT).

I cannot guarantee that...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 08:02
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
I suppose I should have made a post at the end of...

I suppose I should have made a post at the end of the thread too, rather than just updating the first one.
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-12, 12:19
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Yes but that wouldn't be really necessary. What...

Yes but that wouldn't be really necessary. What we should have done is remove accounts that weren't really active from usergroups with elevated privileges. In other words the compromised admin...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-12, 12:16
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
I haven't looked at XenForo recently but one of...

I haven't looked at XenForo recently but one of the key problems I noticed when I tried to look into whether it would be a good replacement is that you'd basically have to say goodbye to the Socials...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-12, 11:50
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
The passwords are hashed and salted. But MD5 is...

The passwords are hashed and salted. But MD5 is hilariously easy to bruteforce crack these days. Unfortunately modifying the forum to use something more advanced is not easy as far as I know. The...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-12, 11:43
Replies: 383
Views: 44,114
Posted By GHDpro
Just a heads up: in agreement with other admins &...

Just a heads up: in agreement with other admins & mods I've decided the best thing is to have the server wiped & reinstalled. The backup that will be restored is about 2 weeks old.

However I'll...
Forum: Little Busters 2013-10-19, 05:24
Replies: 80
Views: 7,918
Posted By GHDpro
Little Busters ~Refrain~ - Episode 3 Discussion / Poll

Welcome to the discussion thread for Little Busters ~Refrain~, Episode 3.

Thread Guidelines
Raw requests and offers are not permitted anywhere on this forum.
Spoilers or hints about future...
Forum: Tech Support 2013-09-01, 05:23
Replies: 120
Views: 74,056
Posted By GHDpro
Most anime is reposted (from torrents I presume)...

Most anime is reposted (from torrents I presume) on Usenet by Comfun, which uses some kind of automated system for this (scripts that download & repost). I presume something broke in that system...
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