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Old September 10th, 2018, 23:37   #16
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Thanks for the note, currently investigating.

That said always good practice to change passwords periodically and not to share them between sites. If ever in doubt, change the password on the site and not via a email link.
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Old September 11th, 2018, 06:47   #17
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I would venture a guess it is the users who have been breached, not the site. Until a significant number of users say they have been hit, it is probably something the user did and not the site. I will keep watching though. Thanks for the heads up!
Ordinarily, I would agree with you. But I use a random 30-character password and, as I mentioned above, I don't use this username all over the web.

Forums are pretty notorious for data loss because they're generally operated by enthusiasts of whatever the site is about, rather than sysadmins whose job security depends on the availability and security of the site.

Just by visiting the homepage, I can give you a list of software on the server that has major security vulnerabilities. And based on software versions, I can make an educated guess about which OS version the site is running (which stopped getting security updates many years ago). Again, all of this is from visiting a single public webpage using nothing more than a normal browser. I certainly don't intend any of this as an attack. I'm trying to help fix it.
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Old September 11th, 2018, 11:35   #18
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Well enough people have reported this issue that it is looking like it may be the site and not users. A few of the initial reports were from newbies and not from veterans here. Now that there are multiple reports from different users it kind of changes things. Waiting to hear back from the site admin.
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 11:42   #19
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So was anything ever done about this?
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