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  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    I recently discovered that the forums were hacked. Unfortunately all of the messages were lost. However, the good news is that none of the valid usernames were affected. You can still log in and post messages.

    Within the next few days I will restore all of the forums.

    For the future I will work on some sort of backup and recovery mechanism. I also plan on writing my own message board so that I know all of the ins and outs of the sytem. However, I think this may be a limitation of php and not the message board software. If there are any php gurus out there send me an email.

    Thanks for your patience and sorry for the mess.

    [ This Message was edited by: djensen on 2001-10-30 18:01 ]



  • Good to have you back! You have a great site.



  • Did the posts get destroyed?

    [ This Message was edited by: Usul513 on 2001-11-12 12:29 ]


  • SFO Founder TripleA Admin

    Yup, all of the posts were destroyed. :sad:



  • It was definitely a limitation of the software, not of php, take a look at securityfocus, they’ve been talking about various security holes in message board software on bugtraq for the past couple of weeks.

    –sam



  • Any idea how or who destroyed them? This is a great site and i’m glad u restored it though….



  • have there been any other hacks of this site since this thread?


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