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Oh hi! I even forgot I registered here ages ago, but seeing as how HWC has been down for days I thought I'd come by here and hang around (as long as you guys don't mind, that is).

So, I'm cmetaphor, and I haven't been on a tech forum in 5 days or so... going through withdrawal. You may have heard: hardwarecanucks.com got hit with a lovely vBulletin exploit and has been mostly down ever since. Pleace help, o fine people of TPU, to refuge myself and any other hwc'ers that may come by... we're quite friendly and fun to get along with!

PS: no off topic section? Oops.
 

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off topic section is at generalnonsense.net :)
 

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Hi... I come from a tech site to another tech site... where is the off topic section? :laugh: :roll:

Just ignore my harrasment! This place is glorious and my source of news.
 

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It's fine. These things don't happen very often and you and the rest of the Canucks are always welcome here. :toast:
Appreciated! I always read TPU either way (Hwc down or not) because I love how you guys collect reviews for many sites in one place by category. Also, this mobile version of your forum is nifty! Hopefully your vbulletin is newer /better than ours so the same fate doesn't occur to you :(
 
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Even though I'm Canadian, I decided to mostly be on TPU and use HWC for the BST forum

TPU's a great place, I bet you'll like it here ;)
 

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Welcome to TPU, feel free to hang out here. This thread can serve to discuss everything related to the HWC downtime. For non-tech offtopic stuff, check out generalnonsense.net
 
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What exactly happened to HWC btw? does vBulletin exploit mean that a douche found a way to take down the site with a flaw from vbulletin?
 

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Welcome to TPU. It's not the first time we've taken in refugees. :toast:
If you need any assistance just give one of the mods a holler, if you need beer, drugs or hookers you're on your own.
 
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Welcome to TPU.

If you need beer, drugs or a hooker shoot me a pm.

Urm, uhh, I mean the forum guidelines are ok for you... aren't they? As long as they're fine for you, no problems at all mates! :toast:
 

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Welcome to TPU, feel free to hang out here. This thread can serve to discuss everything related to the HWC downtime. For non-tech offtopic stuff, check out generalnonsense.net
Thanks Mr.W1zzard!

What exactly happened to HWC btw? does vBulletin exploit mean that a douche found a way to take down the site with a flaw from vbulletin?
Exactly. Some type of vbulletin code injection caused a ton of redirects to the hackers site. Apparently he was hired to do so by some unknown party - i still dont have all the details. Now while I don't mind the site being down for a short while to fix said hack, being down for days to fix it is just too "dam" long (see what I did there? lil leftover hwc humor...).

Welcome to TPU.

If you need beer, drugs or a hooker shoot me a pm.

Urm, uhh, I mean the forum guidelines are ok for you... aren't they? As long as they're fine for you, no problems at all mates! :toast:
Wait what? none of the above can be found here? Well damn... those were my main reasons for coming over :laugh: jokes aside, I really do appreciate all the welcome you guys have shown me. Just don't ask me to start folding for you guys on my server just yet :p some HWC members have been barking up that tree for quite some time and the response is still the same - can't afford it :( Some day perhaps...
 

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HWC forum still down, some douchebag must of done a good number to it.
 

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HWC forum still down, some douchebag must of done a good number to it.
Another two days, and its down again. Apparently entire databases have been corrupted and need to be restored - im slightly worried now about all the private messages i have there that contain my own address as well as that of other members. :mad:
 
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Hey stoanee and CM!
 

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Damn, site down again! :wtf: I am just about through my withdrawals though. :ohwell:
Are we still targeted or is it an extensive cleanup? Damned annoying that you cannot defend your reviews without someone dumping on you. Maybe we need some counterespionage? ;) Any word on when we will be back up? I need advice on a loptop purchase.......:)
 

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Welcome guys.... you Canucks will be a refreshing change from all these yanks :laugh:
 
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I really do appreciate all the welcome you guys and girls have shown me.
Sorry had to correct you as Black Panther is a fine mother. :D Welcome to TPU. I wonder when HWC will be back up and rolling....

@Tatty

Oh hush yah ol' fart :p Just kiddin' love yah like a brother.
 
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Exactly. Some type of vbulletin code injection caused a ton of redirects to the hackers site. Apparently he was hired to do so by some unknown party - i still dont have all the details. Now while I don't mind the site being down for a short while to fix said hack, being down for days to fix it is just too "dam" long (see what I did there? lil leftover hwc humor...).
Sorry to hear that. I guess you guys really miss your beaver. :p
 

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There is some really funky shiz going on there, HWC page is gone!:confused:
 
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There is some really funky shiz going on there, HWC page is gone!:confused:
If it was April 1st... I know who'd be on my suspect list.;)
 
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I believe guys they may have to move to a new vbulletin or do an upgrade or something. I am in the dark too TBH. It was attacked repeatedly though...they would put it up, and it would be taken down again.

Looks like some folks did not like Sky's reviews so they hired someone it seems. I was worried it was Chimp Challenge related (attempt to hinder our recruiting and conversion) but I don't believe it was the case....just a fluke that it happened during the CC.
 
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