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ColdFusion

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  1. ColdFusion

    Recent Update Applied

    We applied a security update (http://forums.invisionpower.com/index.php?showtopic=235316) shortly after the hack, and as far as I can tell there aren't any other security enhancements in this recent update.
  2. Hi all, We've applied the latest IPB update, which mainly improves upon performance. If you notice any strange behaviour since the update (which was about 6pm today UK time) then please say so here. Everything seems fine to me, and it actually seems to run a little faster
  3. ColdFusion

    InsanelyHacked!

    Yep that's right, MD5 encryption is used. Can we prove that we didn't hack our own server and sell your email addresses? Yes thanks
  4. ColdFusion

    Post-Hack oddities

    One can attach a file, like so: But can one attach an image? CF.rtf
  5. Great job getting everything back up and running! Faster than it was before.

  6. ColdFusion

    Post-Hack oddities

    The CAPTCHA problem has been fixed, but we are still working on uploads/downloads/image problems. -CF
  7. ColdFusion

    InsanelyHacked!

    I see that you are in the US. We have found that it takes just 70ms (i.e. 0.07 seconds) longer to ping the new server here in the UK from the US, and we put the blame for that squarely on the Atlantic Ocean However, we are using more sophisticated equipment and separate servers for the database and apache, which has resulted in significantly faster page loads, which should make up for that slight delay.
  8. ColdFusion

    InsanelyHacked!

    We've certainly not got any immediate plans to change the current forum rules, but I will have a look at the implication of losing the DMCA law. Yeah I agree on the jail sentence It's not clear if the hacker was a user of IMac, but it certainly seems that they are or have been involved in the OSX86 scene. Hopefully SOCA and any other foreign agencies will be able to get to the bottom of it.
  9. ColdFusion

    InsanelyHacked!

    So it appears someone with nothing better to do took it upon themselves to bring down the site for no good reason. They used an Invision PowerBoard exploit which allowed them to gain root access to the database, and after backing it up for their own gratification and future exploitation, they deleted it. I guess this is some people's idea of fun, but the simple fact is: it's a serious crime. So serious in fact, that the investigation has been passed to the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), and we have been able to provide them with a number of leads thanks to some sterling work from our excellent mods! We'd like to take this opportunity to appologise for the fact that your email addresses have been compromised and may be passed/sold on to third parties who may like to inform you from time to time that is indeed possible to double the size of your genitalia and perform like a god or goddess in the bedroom. This is extremely unfortunate, but we can assure you that your passwords are safely encrypted on our server so we should be free of account abuse. However, if your password is not particularly strong, we recommend you change it to something stronger ASAP. This is because commonly used passwords could be compared against a list of their encrypted versions, so passwords such "hello" are really not a wise choice. We recommend that your password be at least 8 characters long and contain a mixture of letters and numbers. When we purchased InsanelyMac we wrongly assumed that it was set up securely, and since the hosting equipment was part of the purchase, we saw no immediate reason to move the hosting away from ThePlanet. Obviously this incident has forced us to look carefully at the security arrangements, and as a result we have migrated the site over to our own servers, patched the forum to the latest version and added another layer of authentication where required. We have also revised our back-up strategy so that any future incidents can be recovered from more quickly. So despite being blackmailed by those claiming to be responsible for the attack, we are pleased to announce the return of InsanelyMac, now more secure than ever.
  10. ColdFusion

    InsanelyHacked!

    So it appears someone with nothing better to do took it upon themselves to bring down the site for no good reason. They used an Invision PowerBoard exploit which allowed them to gain root access to the database, and after backing it up for their own gratification and future exploitation, they deleted it. I guess this is some people's idea of fun, but the simple fact is: it's a serious crime. So serious in fact, that the investigation has been passed to the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), and we have been able to provide them with a number of leads thanks to some sterling work from our excellent mods! We'd like to take this opportunity to appologise for the fact that your email addresses have been compromised and may be passed/sold on to third parties who may like to inform you from time to time that is indeed possible to double the size of your genitalia and perform like a god or goddess in the bedroom. This is extremely unfortunate, but we can assure you that your passwords are safely encrypted on our server so we should be free of account abuse. However, if your password is not particularly strong, we recommend you change it to something stronger ASAP. This is because commonly used passwords could be compared against a list of their encrypted versions, so passwords such "hello" are really not a wise choice. We recommend that your password be at least 8 characters long and contain a mixture of letters and numbers. When we purchased InsanelyMac we wrongly assumed that it was set up securely, and since the hosting equipment was part of the purchase, we saw no immediate reason to move the hosting away from ThePlanet. Obviously this incident has forced us to look carefully at the security arrangements, and as a result we have migrated the site over to our own servers, patched the forum to the latest version and added another layer of authentication where required. We have also revised our back-up strategy so that any future incidents can be recovered from more quickly. So despite being blackmailed by those claiming to be responsible for the attack, we are pleased to announce the return of InsanelyMac, now more secure than ever.
  11. ColdFusion

    Linux - What would you like to see get fixed ?

    iTunes would be nice...unless there's some other way of using the iTunes store that I'm unaware of?
  12. ColdFusion

    Alex's (Belated) Release Roundup

    Thanks for the update Alex. I'll definitely be checking out the new Parallels release, I seem to suffer from this problem atm :s The MacBook Pro is looking pretty sweet!
  13. ColdFusion

    INSANELYMAC AWARDS--Favorite Administrator

    I wonder if I can vote for myself....
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