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    Default Are individual members being hacked?

    I've noticed over the past few days that some members are 'posting' the same response on multiple threads. Are we at risk of being hacked? ...I guess I mean this question for a moderator/administrator, but thought it would be nice for everyone to get an answer.

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    It has been reported.
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    There's also been more spammers opening accounts, usually in the middle of the night from Asia.

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    My WB new messages RSS feed today has about 50 spam messages advertizing DVD's. Looks like somebody got in.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nutbrown View Post
    I've noticed over the past few days that some members are 'posting' the same response on multiple threads. Are we at risk of being hacked? ...I guess I mean this question for a moderator/administrator, but thought it would be nice for everyone to get an answer.
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    Usually, these spammers are noticed by active WBers, who immediately report at least one of the posts/threads, then the Moderators jump right on it. The powers that be on WB do a great job of kicking spammers off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Usually, these spammers are noticed by active WBers, who immediately report at least one of the posts/threads, then the Moderators jump right on it. The powers that be on WB do a great job of kicking spammers off.

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    I agree,each time I report spam,poof,gone,easy like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Usually, these spammers are noticed by active WBers, who immediately report at least one of the posts/threads, then the Moderators jump right on it. The powers that be on WB do a great job of kicking spammers off.

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    Yes the Moderators do a fantastic job. I reported it late last night as soon as it started. I see the posts have quit, but it is still on the who's online list. I'm sure they're working on it as we speak. (post)
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    Rather than start a new Thread,and have it get gone,I'll say this here.In an attempt to push all that Spam along,I bumped,rather that click-on/or open( it my limited terminology & understanding of the difference )Relizing now this does no good but to push the spam under the carpet.I would be glad in the future to open each and every piece and report,if that is what the moderators recomend.Sorry for the ............. and I'm confident that this whole temporary condition is just that,Temporary.

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    It's most likely a database vulnerability or vbulletin exploit on this site that's being hit. It's possible to steal, bypass, or change user passwords under certain conditions. In this case, if users are still able to post but their accounts are also being used for spam, it's most likely one of the first two. Hopefully users set different passwords for their email accounts and forum accounts, or both could be compromised through password stealing. I work in the field and, if I had time and authorization, could probably help assess and prevent the situation. Common stuff, and there are known and easily exploitable vulnerabilities in the version of vbulletin that this site appears to be running.

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