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Hacker, help asap

Post by msedgley on November 22nd 2011, 8:26 pm

Today a guy registered on the forum and when i went to open a post that he posted it just went blank and all you could see was his avatar icon it only happened on his posts our site was starting to run slow, i banned and blocked him he also reported out site for pornography which we have none of that on the forum, should i need to do anything else after banning and removing his posts. he has started removing my posts and now i cant view certain things, the forum runs really slow since he came help please, also google chorme popped up and told me malware was around has he done something?? all my members seem to have got a virus from him.

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by msedgley on November 23rd 2011, 12:48 am

i just want to know if my site is infected with malware now, all of us found our computer was infected after his visit

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by MotorCookie on November 23rd 2011, 12:52 am

That is why I am trying to go back to forum softwares. With all these reports of hacks, I don't feel safe. Especially with money involved.

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by ShinyTwinky69 on November 23rd 2011, 1:37 am

Well the best way to avoid hacking is by using a paid hosting service. However, hacking cannot completely be avoided even with all hosting and the best hosting. I admit I once thought that Forumotion is hack-proof, the accusations and the proof are proving me wrong.

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Post by Sanket on November 23rd 2011, 5:00 am

Nothing is hack proof Razz

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by msedgley on November 23rd 2011, 5:10 am

not everyone can afford hosting services, unfortunatly

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by Sanket on November 23rd 2011, 10:23 am

Just having a hosting service, does not mean your site becomes hackproof.

You can read this too. http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/forum-security-t10581.htm#55026

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by msedgley on November 23rd 2011, 1:25 pm

how do i know if my site is infect with malware, no one seems to be able to answer that for me

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Post by ShinyTwinky69 on November 23rd 2011, 3:29 pm

Well get a good anti-virus software, I think that will be the only way to find out.

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by MrMario on November 23rd 2011, 10:30 pm

Hello,

If your forum is infected with a virus it would infect the whole system within other forums. Forumotion job it to stop it by creating new ways beat it. You can't do much to stop a virus since you don't have access to the database.

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by msedgley on November 24th 2011, 2:54 am

well is there any way you are able to check as i dont want my members getting a virus every visit

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by SLGray on November 24th 2011, 4:46 am

I visited your forum and did not get any alerts for a virus.


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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by Sanket on November 24th 2011, 10:45 am

@msedgley wrote:well is there any way you are able to check as i dont want my members getting a virus every visit
The virus can be added by a user by adding a link or some sort of html code which will create a problem. If you do have a updated antivirus, it will detect any wrong actions you take.

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by msedgley on November 24th 2011, 11:04 am

slg wrote:I visited your forum and did not get any alerts for a virus.

much appreciated thank you

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by WHITESABBATH on November 24th 2011, 3:00 pm

Your site isn't infected. although some Bots are undetectable to virus software, it sure helps having it.
deleting the user will delete any pm's he /she posted. just delete anything else that was posted.
Disallowing html in a post helps, as well as utilizing the other security features offered.
It's probably the same jerk who attacked my site a few months ago. I had life size swinging "organs" posted.lol

New banner looks nice.. old was pretty killer too. Very Happy

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Re: Hacker, help asap

Post by MotorCookie on November 26th 2011, 4:32 am

@msedgley wrote:Today a guy registered on the forum and when i went to open a post that he posted it just went blank and all you could see was his avatar icon it only happened on his posts our site was starting to run slow, i banned and blocked him he also reported out site for pornography which we have none of that on the forum, should i need to do anything else after banning and removing his posts. he has started removing my posts and now i cant view certain things, the forum runs really slow since he came help please, also google chorme popped up and told me malware was around has he done something?? all my members seem to have got a virus from him.

Thanks

If you would like, I can set up an SMF forum for you

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