Friday, July 13th 2012

NVIDIA Forums Hacked

On Thursday, NVIDIA announced suspension of its user forums (forums.nvidia.com), responding to "suspicious" activity. In other words, NVIDIA forums has been compromised (hacked), and that the hackers have managed to steal user data such as username, password (hashed, including random salt value), e-mail address, and "About Me" profile information. NVIDIA is working to restore the forums as soon as possible, when users will be able to (forced to, rather) change their passwords. In the mean time, NVIDIA strongly recommended users with identical username/password combinations on other websites to change their passwords. Changing the email address bound to the forum account could be a good idea, too. Our refugee camp is up and running.

Source: NVIDIA
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27 Comments on NVIDIA Forums Hacked

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
not the first time we've taken in refugees from downed forums
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#2
Aleksander
Switching from nvidia to techpowerup is a good idea too :)
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#3
m1dg3t
Wow! Thats a real surprise to me, Nvidia is generally so proficient with their security.

Been seeing more and more of these e attacks happening
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#4
Xzibit
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, The hacker probably bought a Kepler and had the boost throttling issue.

That thread was growing 2 pages a day and getting nasty.
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#5
hhumas
just got mail from nvidia to change password :d
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#6
HumanSmoke
by: Xzibit
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, The hacker probably bought a Kepler and had the boost throttling issue.
Well, judging by the acumen eXhibited by the red fanbois, they certainly aren't up to the task ;)
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#7
entropy13
I never really registered in such forums, the company-specific ones.
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#8
Elmo
They dont even care about optimus issues.. Lol and whats funny is i tell people to buy laptops with optimus which is sad.
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#10
cool_recep
They deserved that definitely. They never check the forums and they never answer user questions...
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#11
Snowcharm
It happend because they haven't released the 660Ti :P
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#12
GC_PaNzerFIN
by: cool_recep
They deserved that definitely. They never check the forums and they never answer user questions...
Same thing with AMD forums. Actually, all manufacturer forums. The nasty threads usually disappears one way or another and loudest people accidentally get banned/account deleted. :D
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#13
Recus
If such internet companies like Yahoo can't be safe from hacking why Nvidia should care?
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#14
D007
Couldn't of happened to a nicer group of guys imo.. They gouge the consumer market every chance they get.
I have no sympathy. I never go to those forums anyway, they are a joke..
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#15
Elmo
Well when i have no answers for gpu related questions i go there and ive found the same as everyone says they give out 0 Fucks and dont even reply.. I had my laptop gpu issue and posted it and left it active for over 2 months and all i got was other users replying saying they have the same issue. Even the aib of the laptop maker says its nvidias fault and they have to "remain" within nvidia spec sheet or they will get into deep shit. I feel offended and cheated buying a laptop with a nvidia gpu. BUt everything works fine on AC in besides that the 555m heat output is 98c. on full load. Besides that their desktop gpus are good imo. No company is perfect .
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#16
D007
by: Elmo
Well when i have no answers for gpu related questions i go there and ive found the same as everyone says they give out 0 Fucks and dont even reply.. I had my laptop gpu issue and posted it and left it active for over 2 months and all i got was other users replying saying they have the same issue. Even the aib of the laptop maker says its nvidias fault and they have to "remain" within nvidia spec sheet or they will get into deep shit. I feel offended and cheated buying a laptop with a nvidia gpu. BUt everything works fine on AC in besides that the 555m heat output is 98c. on full load. Besides that their desktop gpus are good imo. No company is perfect .
Agreed, none are perfect, some are just better than others..lol..
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#18
Aleksander
I guess the correct news would be "Nvidia forums cracked"
Nothing has happened at all i guess. Just Ati cards thrown free.... :rolleyes:
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#19
chaotic_uk
by: Aleksander Dishnica
Switching from nvidia to techpowerup is a good idea too :)
the think we are safe here ? , even techpowerup could be attacked so your reply is a little silly tbh
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#20
Aleksander
ok, but how do you know that the attacker was not on this forum?
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#21
m1dg3t
by: Aleksander Dishnica
ok, but how do you know that the attacker was not on this forum?
Because we don't do that here :cool:
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: D007
They gouge the consumer market every chance they get.
Like every other company that produces goods or services for the consumer market you mean?
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#24
Arctucas
Meh.

A long time coming, if you ask me.
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
by: chaotic_uk
the think we are safe here ? , even techpowerup could be attacked so your reply is a little silly tbh
people have tried. w1zzy is pretty handy with a keyboard.
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