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Post by msedgley on September 30th 2011, 8:42 am

My clan site recently went through some major changes with staff roles basically i demoted all staff and reviewed the active and inactive staff. One of the guys has now gone a rampage sending me pm threats that my site will crash one day because he will hack it. Anything i should do??

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by hanzboyz on September 30th 2011, 8:49 am

just do like usually you do...nothing to worry about it..
our forumotion host have a backup and forum recovery. Smile

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by msedgley on September 30th 2011, 8:52 am

Thanks Very Happy

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by hanzboyz on September 30th 2011, 8:57 am

welcome and solved then..

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by msedgley on September 30th 2011, 8:58 am

kinda just wanna see if anyone else has some suggestions

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by MrMario on September 30th 2011, 8:53 pm

Don't fall for links that seem odd to yourself.

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by kirk on October 1st 2011, 3:53 am

yeah other then that just be sure you never share your pass, only have other admins you can trust, and just ignore any comments or threats from idiots that are bitter.. lol

If something was to happen, there are ways to restore your forum your self, and if that fails forumotion can always get it back for you.

Just be sure you keep all your information you created the forum with. Like place the email and pass your created the forum with in a zip file or something on your computer.. Because we get many people that always lose or forget their information and it makes it hard for pro-admins to confirm the forum is indeed theirs. and without proof they would not do anything. so always be sure to never lose your info,pass etc...

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by Master Marc on October 1st 2011, 4:59 am

@kirk wrote:Like place the email and pass your created the forum with in a zip file or something on your computer..
I wouldn't advise this, tongue If someone infects your pc and gains access to your information? beu
It's best to memories it or write it in a book that only you can find/read.

@kirk wrote:Because we get many people that always lose or forget their information and blah blah blah...
I wrote my password in a book once.. ended up losing the book...
On my other web host, I can call 'em Via phone to recover password cause they got my number for my blackberry... Razz

@OP - From the looks of things, they weren't using a proxy before they started threatening you and your forum.
If they decide to take action, track 'em down. ( if you could have accessed server logs, you would have seen if they attempted to use any exploits )

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by Legolover-361 on October 1st 2011, 5:05 am

If you ban the user's IP address, he or she won't be able to access the forum, period, and thus be unable to hack it (that's how IP banning works, right?). If you think this user is being serious about his or her threats, ban the user's IP. Don't keep your username and password, say, on your e-mail account, either -- e-mail can be a prime hacker target.

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by kirk on October 1st 2011, 5:11 am

@Master Marc wrote: blah blah blah...

Ok mark don't go getting me started!!! blah blah blah, that was not included in my wording, and it is a fact, people are all the time forgetting and losing this info including their own links to their forum for heavens sake.So if pro admins have no proof that it is indeed the persons forum, then they will not help,restore etc..

And as far as adding info to a zip or text file on your computer, well i would not recommend it for shared computers, plus i would do a pass protect file.. but be sure not to forget the pass to that.. then your really beat..

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cb assholes keep hacking my form

Post by skiptalke on October 2nd 2011, 11:07 pm

@hanzboyz wrote:welcome and solved then..
these nuts keep hacking my forum and change my times it is set on norfolk time and i live in southern de and they keep posting gay porno how can i stop this thanks skiptalke

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by SLGray on October 3rd 2011, 2:47 am

Keep banning them and deleting what they post. Aslo have it where an administrator has to approve new members.

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Re: Hacking threats

Post by skiptalke on October 3rd 2011, 2:58 am

@Legolover-361 wrote:If you ban the user's IP address, he or she won't be able to access the forum, period, and thus be unable to hack it (that's how IP banning works, right?). If you think this user is being serious about his or her threats, ban the user's IP. Don't keep your username and password, say, on your e-mail account, either -- e-mail can be a prime hacker target.
these hackers have programs with many ip addresses on them that is the problem i am having they hacked my time and date now is in military time and i can't reset it

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