LinuxForums.org Hack Exposes 276,000 User Accounts

Discussion in 'Security, Spyware and Viruses' started by Abarbarian, Jun 10, 2018.

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    LinuxForums.org Hack Exposes 276,000 User Accounts

    https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/8pe70u/change_your_linuxforums_dot_org_passwords/

    If you look on the LinuxForums site you will see no mention of the leak. If they have been hacked then you really should change your password.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/

    Personally if they have been hacked and they have not bothered to alert their users then I would simply cancel my account and never use their site again.



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    Abarbarian, Jun 10, 2018
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    It looks like they're running vBulletin, which was great 10 years ago... but insecurities seem to be found so often in it now.

    Another good reason to use an offline password manager, with unique passwords for each site (although I seem to remember you do this already :thumb:). It should limit the damage when things like this happen :).
     
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