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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
   posted by zerohero on 11-Jan-2012 1:15:49 (9736 reads)
Dear users,

We are sorry to admit it but it seems AmigaWorld.Net was hacked today. Most likely it wasn't our server the hacker got the passwords from, but we have no idea of knowing so far. We suggest everyone changes their password as quickly as possible.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Regards,
AmigaWorld.Net staff
    

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RWO 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 2:21:47
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From: Denmark

If hackers really have compromised AW, then there is no point in changing the password untell you figured out how they came in and then fixed..

So far it looks to me that they have cracked Trevors login and I bet he used the same on all Amiga sites.

But untell you figure out whats happening we don't really know.

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ggw 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 3:44:02
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Change your password OFTEN then... just in case it DOES do any good.

Later, if and when the intrusion is figured out, you can cease changing your password every time you login.

ggw

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Darrin 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 5:07:28
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Damn! Thanks for the warning. Password changed.

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Hondo 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 6:15:43
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Thank God nothing happened to the post count.....just reached 1000 after 9 years

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Hypex 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 6:56:50
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Is this the result of that "hoax" news I heard about of A-EON closing shop?

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diegocr 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 7:13:26
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Why it is exactly needed changing the password? are you going to tell us the passwords was being saved as plain text!?

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Troels 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 7:20:42
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Unfortunately it seems pretty clear that it is someone from within the community since they have knowledge about who is who , around here.

Sad individuals.

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Amiboy 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 9:14:49
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Grrr I hate people who do things like this.

Password changed.

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Yssing 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 9:30:28
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That is why passwords should always be saved as MD5

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kas1e 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 9:33:44
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@Yssing
That is why passwords shouldn't be "amiga" or "amiga1200" :)

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Yssing 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 9:44:32
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@kas1e so true so very very true :D

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sibbi 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 10:00:28
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From: Iceland

Our passwords are saved as MD5...

There is nothing that suggests that the site has been hacked in any way, and since the actual user password was gotten from somewhere, our suspicion is that the passwords were retrieved from another Amiga site which does not do that (store the passwords encrypted), we have no idea from what site though, nor do we have any proof of any of this, this could simply have been guesswork.

To be on the safe-side however, we are recommending that users change their passwords, especially if they re-use the same password on many Amiga sites (which in general is a bad idea). Password complexity is a whole other discussion.

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realize 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 10:01:43
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Quote:
That is why passwords shouldn't be "amiga" or "amiga1200" :)


Damn! Now you tell me??

My old one was X1000 ....

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OlafS25 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 10:43:03
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no problem I use 12345 as password

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kas1e 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 10:47:50
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From: Russia

@realize, olaf

I by some reasson sure, if we do some brootforce on amiga sites on all the accs, we will have plenty of "amiga", "amiga1200","cd32", "motorola", "onlyamigamakeitpossible", "123456", names in back order, letters changed on the digits, and all the stuff :) Just what the interest to do it and loose time on that ..

Last edited by kas1e on 11-Jan-2012 at 10:48 AM.

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Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 11:07:13
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@OlafS25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNGI1dI-e8&feature=related







http://bluraymedia.ign.com/bluray/image/article/999/999621/spaceballs-20090629062333695.jpg




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kas1e 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 11:08:37
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@AmigaBlitter

Spaceballs was the first hackers on TV

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OlafS25 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 11:09:34
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hehehe I know that

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vox 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 11:10:27
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Is this the result of that "hoax" news I heard about of A-EON closing shop?


Seems so, since its removed from all Amiga boards, and thankfully, is a hoax.

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OlafS25 
Re: AmigaWorld.Net hacked!
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 11:15:18
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I do not know why people waste time by doing this kind of "jokes". (besides it is a crime but when noone know where the hacker got the password nobody can do anything)

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