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  • #31
    Originally posted by PitchouneN64ngc View Post
    Good thing to regenerate this password, more small too

    PS: update your kernel too, there is a big security issue
    there isn't a new kernel out yet for RHEL

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    • #32
      Originally posted by xjuliox View Post
      When i first saw the email i found it alittle suspicious!
      I thought the same thing. A forum announcement would have been nice.
      John
      diet support at diettalk.com

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      • #33
        I will say that it would've been nice to know ahead of time. They let us know about the server maintenance, but not this (which effects us more as customers I think). Other than that, it's not really that much of a problem as some people have claimed it to be on this site.
        Congratulations on the death of vBulletin, Internet Brands.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Floris View Post
          there isn't a new kernel out yet for RHEL
          There is a local root exploit in linux kernel 2.6.xx

          http://it.slashdot.org/it/08/02/10/2011257.shtml

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          • #35
            Yeah my new password has a '!' in it.

            Which I was kind of surprised about...
            "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Creepshow View Post
              Yeah my new password has a '!' in it.

              Which I was kind of surprised about...
              and the ! portrays your shock quite well !

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Martin Meredith View Post
                and the ! portrays your shock quite well !
                Heh
                "CREEPSHOW CREEPS ONLINE" - The first & best online resource dead-icated to Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic!!!!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by PitchouneN64ngc View Post
                  There is a local root exploit in linux kernel 2.6.xx

                  http://it.slashdot.org/it/08/02/10/2011257.shtml
                  Lucky we have no regular users that don't have root already

                  The patch for RHEL hasn't been released yet, its going through QA. When it gets released I'll upgrade.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Floris View Post
                    Yes, all the customers.

                    About the recent password change on your vBulletin Members' Area account.

                    This step was taken as part of a general review of our security, privacy and anti-piracy operations. As a part of this review, a decision was made to more closely adhere to best practices in terms of password security, such as the use of good strong passwords with letters, numbers and punctuation.

                    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. As stated in the email, this change will have no effect on on your assigned "priority support" forum accounts, the passwords for which remain unchanged.
                    If this wasn't some urgent necessary change, then I think it vB should really have let people know in advance because this will create a lot of problems for a lot of people (and extra work for vB).

                    I agree that knowing about this in advance is a lot more important than knowing in advance that vbulletin.com will be down for a little bit.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Tailfeathers View Post
                      If this wasn't some urgent necessary change, then I think it vB should really have let people know in advance because this will create a lot of problems for a lot of people (and extra work for vB).

                      I agree that knowing about this in advance is a lot more important than knowing in advance that vbulletin.com will be down for a little bit.
                      Got a new password assigned to an account that wasn't even a week old.

                      :shrug:

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                      • #41
                        I think that the fact that no one from Jelsoft is willing to answer whether their client details database has been compromised or is suspected to have been compromised is quite telling.
                        Former endorsement revoked. You know the saying - one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel...

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                        • #42
                          Its to do with how passwords are now handled in our system. Support staff will not ask for passwords as a form of license verification anymore. We don't have access to them under any case. Instead you will obtain an authorization code if we need to verify license information and will request that.

                          This means that the password doesn't have to be stored in the database as plaintext anymore and will protect you should the database somehow be compromised in the future. It is a increase in our security measures to keep your licenses safe in a day and age when attempted license theft is on the rise. There was no compromise of your data or our database, this is just a precautionary change for the future.
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                          Wayne Luke
                          The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
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                          • #43
                            Thanks for the explanation - makes more sense now.
                            Former endorsement revoked. You know the saying - one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel...

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                            • #44
                              I think this was a rather sudden change... we should've been given advance notice and there should be an announcement made in the forum. This wasn't the best way to learn about this.
                              Plan, Do, Check, Act!

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                              • #45
                                In hindsight, we agree and will take that into consideration in the future. The current change has already been implemented though and there is no way to undo that.
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                                Wayne Luke
                                The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
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