Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Please Reset Your TechPowerUp Forums Password

Earlier today (22/11), TechPowerUp servers were hacked. The attacker gained access to the forums user database, the one which stores user information. Details such as usernames, hashed and salted passwords fell into the wrong hands. Thanks to GPGPU, the passwords are as good as compromised. We have undertaken a security review, and are mandating a password change for all users. Your old password will not work, click on "forgot password" link and follow the instructions to reset it. If you use the same password (as your old TPU password) elsewhere (other sites), change it to something completely different. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and promise to improve our security infrastructure.

If you no longer have access to the email account you used to register, please email w1zzard@techpowerup.com and mention your username, old e-mail, new e-mail and IP address you typically use to post on the forums.
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221 Comments on Please Reset Your TechPowerUp Forums Password

#1
Ikaruga
Thanks for the heads up, done.
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#2
Lipton
Twitter is quite nice in these situations to get the word out quickly. Reset.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It's already tweeted when the post was made.
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#4
Lipton
Yeah, that was my point as it's where I got the news. ^^
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#5
mtosev
forum not up to date and someone found a security hole and hacked the forum?
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#6
ChristTheGreat
by: Lipton
Twitter is quite nice in these situations to get the word out quickly. Reset.
Well only for people using it ;) so it is quite nice to have a news here also :)
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#7
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Ah, so this is why I couldn't log in earlier, had me worried. After submitting the Forgot Pass email, it did take a few minutes before receiving it, which also had me worried. Hopefully we are safe now

But why would anyone want to hack TPU? This is the bomb diggity. I just don't get it. :shadedshu
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#9
patrico
cheers for the heads up, password changed :)
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#10
Eternalchaos
by: manofthem
But why would anyone want to hack TPU? This is the bomb diggity. I just don't get it. :shadedshu
We need to find who ever did it and cut off there hands :lovetpu:
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#11
sc
I am MAD... FURIOUS...
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#12
Lazzer408
Mine is hacked. So is my registration email apparently because pw reset aren't working. Can you send me a temp password for lazzer408?
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#13
Irony
by: manofthem
Ah, so this is why I couldn't log in earlier, had me worried. After submitting the Forgot Pass email, it did take a few minutes before receiving it, which also had me worried. Hopefully we are safe now

But why would anyone want to hack TPU? This is the bomb diggity. I just don't get it. :shadedshu
Same for me

by: Eternalchaos
We need to find who ever did it and cut off there hands :lovetpu:
Agreed! It should be capital punishment for this offense :nutkick:


Also, should we change it to something different than it was before?
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#14
Thrackan
changed, hope my recent policy of making different passwords for different services is paying off
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#15
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
Had me worried there for a moment. My password has been changed. Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving to those in the States!!! :toast:
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#16
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: Irony
Also, should we change it to something different than it was before?
That would be a good idea.
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#17
_JP_
Password changed. For a second there I was having problems trying to get the "reset password" link to work. Kept giving me error 403.
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#18
Doc41
Done, but now i''m very curious about who hacked TPU :wtf:
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#19
Thrackan
TPU did the best it could in this situation if you ask me.
No mass-spamming to prevent a login/reset rush or dubious emails, just disable the old passwords.
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#20
MRCL
Good thing GN posted the news aswell, as I'm recently not very active here. But no one shall dare to steal my identity.
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#21
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
I just got a pop up here at TPU telling me I needed to enter my username/password and like an idiot I did. It continued asking me for it, so I didn't enter it again. Anyone get that? I don't think this hack is done.
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#22
AlienIsGOD
by: manofthem
I just got a pop up here at TPU telling me I needed to enter my username/password and like an idiot I did. It continued asking me for it, so I didn't enter it again. Anyone get that? I don't think this hack is done
i got the same thing and closed Chrome
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#23
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
by: AlienIsGOD
i got the same thing and closed Chrome
I didn't at first, but then did. I tried Internet Explorer, and I couldn't even load TPU without the box popping up
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#24
HossHuge
by: btarunr
The attacker gained access to the forums user database, the one which stores user information.
F**king Asshole....:mad:
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#25
DaveK
Strange to see TPU as a target for hacking.
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