Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 22, 2012.
Hey Guys, don't forget to thank me for the idea (instead of W1zzard) !
Ok, I see. Good suggestion and I see that W1zz has already taken you up on it.
Damn hacker(s), I had to create a special account for TPU in my password hasher
Thanks for letting us know so quickly, though.
Looked over my original post and it seems a bit harsh, so my apologies on that.
However I very much would like a reply to those questions.
I don't post much but I'm a long time member who reads this site everyday.
Not harsh enough, IMHO.
What steps were taken so this doesn't happen again?
Done! Thanks for your help!
Well that certainly explains why I couldn't log in.
Times like these I'm quite happy I use LastPass. Good luck bruteforcing my old password you chucklefuck hackers.
ok thx .
i had already reset my password then got the email about this lol
Took a long while before the password reset would actually work for me.
The techpowerup email/password handling service is working again. I've just gotten a bevy of emails from previous attempts over the past two hours to get a new password sent using the same email address.
Well, that was a bit of messing around. Took a while but I finally got my emails. Didn't think the reset was working so I tried three times. Patience I need, yes. Thank-you w1zzard and gang. It's all sorted now.
Thanks for the heads up Admins I hope the slimy little bastards get butt raped by an heard of bull elephants arrested by navy seals put on a sub taken down to 2500ft and emailed out of the torpedo tubes
PW changed ^^
I have used the same password far away from this site, and as long as no one knows me in person there is no connection to my other site that means i don't need to change every password right?
anything on my profile is secured with different password + and i don't had the same for the email used here.
just to stay safe
I guess there's a side benefit to getting hacked- haven't seen this many members logged onto the site in at least 6 months.
Conspiracy theory would say that W1zz hacked his own site
It's just a case of Weddings and Funerals
Welcome Back to All members (new and old)!!!
W1zz : Let's tell the users the site was hacked so we get more traffic.
Bta : Okay, I'll get the popcorn.
It's up to you, but I would change it just to be sure.
Its the first time something like this happens to me. password changed.
Was TPU hacked before? sheesh
So, over 8 years online without an incident like this. Good record, I'd say.
maybe lets celebrate, its the first ever hack, lets make this a special day for the site and start a friendly hacking competition/event or something every year lol
Thanks for letting us know, probally sounds daft saying that, but Scan the retailer here in the UK got hacked in 2007, and never bothered to tell anyone, then they got hacked again about two weeks ago, and never bothered to tell anyone again.
It was only when people received emails with their passwords in the title, they was sussed out, how great is that, when they have our bank details and ordering info, secret question etc lol.
Link >> http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-h...h-scan-consider-least-changing-passwords.html
That's a very good advertizing for them.
makes me think about the big retailers like amazon and newegg and the like... do they ever get hacked and how often... I mean, look at paypal...
Thanks to the alert staff.
All is good now;
everything is changed.
i would agree in most cases and its a common problem, why TPU didnt patch known exploits to protect its users and its reputation is beyond me.
btw b/c of this security breach i'm VERY surprised TPU didn't recommend users change their passwords to other webiste/services that use the same username/password as it will be a matter of time before the attacker(s) get to it.
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