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    Default Web interface is offline

    Just in case NNTP users hadn't heard, there was another hack against the
    web interface, and the system is being hardened. It'll be offline for a
    little bit while the tech team works on that. This change will include
    the removal of the vBSEO plugin (which is what was compromised and is no
    longer being maintained).

    NNTP is unaffected. User passwords were not compromised. E-mail
    addresses are reported to have been taken.

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    On Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:59:35 +0000, Jim Henderson wrote:

    > Just in case NNTP users hadn't heard, there was another hack against the
    > web interface, and the system is being hardened. It'll be offline for a
    > little bit while the tech team works on that. This change will include
    > the removal of the vBSEO plugin (which is what was compromised and is no
    > longer being maintained).
    >
    > NNTP is unaffected. User passwords were not compromised. E-mail
    > addresses are reported to have been taken.


    And yes, we are aware that NNTP was down today as well while there was
    working going on. I'm told the web interface should be back online
    "soon".

    Jim



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    On 01/08/2014 06:20 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > And yes, we are aware that NNTP was down today as well while there was
    > working going on. I'm told the web interface should be back online
    > "soon".


    It sure is quiet with the Web interface down.



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    On 2014-01-09 02:45, Larry Finger wrote:

    > It sure is quiet with the Web interface down.


    Indeed... I guess most of us nntp users are just bored and "reading" ;-)

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    Larry Finger wrote:

    > It sure is quiet with the Web interface down.
    >

    A deathly hush

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    On Thu 09 Jan 2014 03:08:06 AM CST, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    On 2014-01-09 02:45, Larry Finger wrote:

    > It sure is quiet with the Web interface down.


    Indeed... I guess most of us nntp users are just bored and "reading" ;-)

    IRC and playing with SUSE Manager....

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    Jim Henderson wrote:
    > NNTP is unaffected. User passwords were not compromised. E-mail
    > addresses are reported to have been taken.
    >
    > Jim
    >


    I have enough spam to deal with already. Now my email has been
    published by the bad boys/gals

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    On 2014-01-09 16:31, vazhavandan wrote:
    > Jim Henderson wrote:
    >> NNTP is unaffected. User passwords were not compromised. E-mail
    >> addresses are reported to have been taken.
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>

    >
    > I have enough spam to deal with already. Now my email has been
    > published by the bad boys/gals


    I wonder.

    They have my email published in clear on the openSUSE mail list for years.

    When I had a tiscali account, I got spam by the thousands per year on
    it. It could be hundreds per day sometimes. Now, spam is so rare that
    when I get one I actually look at it with curiosity.

    If you look at the photo published at thehackernews.com place, the only
    emails clearly shown are half a dozen at the top, perhaps what they
    think are staff or admins, the rest are blurred.


    Some people say this has been a script kiddie attack. I assume that
    security experts know how to obtain those scripts (I don't). In that
    case, it is their duty to download those scripts, locate the
    vulnerabilities used in the scripts, and then plug them fast. If this
    has not been done, then IMHO those experts do not deserve their
    paychecks, or the attack was not done by a script-kid.

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    On 01/09/2014 12:08 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2014-01-09 16:31, vazhavandan wrote:
    >> Jim Henderson wrote:
    >>> NNTP is unaffected. User passwords were not compromised. E-mail
    >>> addresses are reported to have been taken.
    >>>
    >>> Jim
    >>>

    >>
    >> I have enough spam to deal with already. Now my email has been
    >> published by the bad boys/gals

    >
    > I wonder.
    >
    > They have my email published in clear on the openSUSE mail list for years.


    My E-mail address has been published openly in various mailing lists for at
    least 5 years. My mail comes to my ISP who rejects known spam sites silently,
    the rest gets forwarded to Gmail.com. They filter it, and everything that passes
    comes to my laptop. In the past 7 days, the Gmail spam filters have caught all
    spam, and there were only 29 entries in my spam mailbox at Gmail. The system is
    getting quite efficient.



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    On 2014-01-09 20:02, Larry Finger wrote:

    > My E-mail address has been published openly in various mailing lists for
    > at least 5 years. My mail comes to my ISP who rejects known spam sites
    > silently, the rest gets forwarded to Gmail.com. They filter it, and
    > everything that passes comes to my laptop. In the past 7 days, the Gmail
    > spam filters have caught all spam, and there were only 29 entries in my
    > spam mailbox at Gmail. The system is getting quite efficient.


    My ISP does something like that. I found out when I sent from 'whatsup'
    a dump of my conversations, and it was bounced by my ISP.

    I do not want it. I have no control over it :-/


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