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    I started noticing today that a spammer/hacker managed to log into many existing accounts. at first they were able to log in and then PM spam.

    i have a multiple user detector running and it shows that they are all coming in from the same computer/browser/cookie. the spammer basically just went through the userlist alphabetically.

    however, after i notice those PMs, i immediately my vbulletin software to upgrade from 3.6.7 to the latest (3.6.10pl2 ?).

    after that the spammer bot isn't able to completely login, i noticed the status is : "Logging in" but never go beyond that.

    what does the status "Logging in" mean?

    how did the hacker managed to login in as so many users?

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    Please see this thread on how to make your vBulletin more secure:

    If you are still being hacked after doing all of this, then they are most likely doing this by accessing your server. You need to contact your host about this.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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