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SurferJoe46
16-06-2016, 08:26 AM
Found this:

"A cursory search of the list of domains caught up in the hack revealed that none of the sites we checked offered basic HTTPS website encryption, which would prevent usernames and passwords from being intercepted.

Many of the forums ran versions of vBulletin software dating back to 2007. Most were running software versions that were easily exploitable by hackers with known vulnerabilities. A blog post from security reporter Brian Krebs from 2013 showed that older versions of the vBulletin forums that were vulnerable could be easily searched with readily-available attack tools.

It's not clear who carried out the hack. A LeakedSource group member said it was "not related" to the recent hacks against MySpace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr."

Link: http://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-steals-45-million-accounts-from-hundreds-of-verticalscope-car-tech-sports-forums/?ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=21446179554313391099265144270435

Greg
16-06-2016, 12:22 PM
Hmmm is all I can say. More Kool-Aid Cherry flavour in amongst the populace may be needed! (Buy it from me!)

bevy121
16-06-2016, 01:23 PM
Many of the forums ran versions of vBulletin software dating back to 2007. Most were running software versions that were easily exploitable by hackers with known vulnerabilities

Pretty sure you'll find that all the ones hacked were running vb versions 3.x.x

This forum is of course 4...

SurferJoe46
16-06-2016, 03:42 PM
Pretty sure you'll find that all the ones hacked were running vb versions 3.x.x

This forum is of course 4...

I didn't know that......... my apologies. :nerd:

Kame
16-06-2016, 05:46 PM
That is the problem with paid/subscription based forums. Back from 2007, monetary situations may have been great for the forum, but eventually numbers increases the server increases in costs to cater and eventually you cut back on upgrading and get left behind when support stops and you will remain vulnerable.

I believe this forum is no longer supported as the version is outdated and is too falling behind. Your information maybe at risk.

SurferJoe46
16-06-2016, 06:46 PM
Oooooops! I just went to vBulletin by clicking the link at the bottom of this page and lookie what I saw:

https://www.vbulletin.com/

I retract my apology. :xmouth:

bevy121
16-06-2016, 11:56 PM
what? you mean it's up to version 5.x now? has been for a while, but 4 is still fully supported and available


Doesn't change the fact it was all 3.x.x versions that were hacked