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#1
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.

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#4
It's already tweeted when the post was made.
 

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#6
forum not up to date and someone found a security hole and hacked the forum?
 
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#7
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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#8
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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thanks :D
 
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cheers for the heads up, password changed :)
 
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#11
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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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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#14
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

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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changed, hope my recent policy of making different passwords for different services is paying off
 

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#16
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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#18
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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Done, but now i''m very curious about who hacked TPU :wtf:
 
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#20
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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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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#22
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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#23
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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#24
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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