Monday, May 7, 2012

Hacker attack repulsed... hopefully

As reported this morning the ADOM forums once more fell victim to some hacker attack. For now it seems that all effects have been removed. If you want to be 100% sure that nothing bad can happen to your account, you might want to change your password. No signs of database manipulation could be found but just to be on the safe side this might be a good idea.

The forum software has been updated and luckily this time the issue tracker did no break, so everything should be find. If you notice anything unusual please let me know and I'll try to take care of it as soon as possible.

Now back to routine... I'm looking forward to the feedback and bug reports concerning the latest release!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Thomas,

    as I was reading these old posts, a couple of questions popped into my mind regarding this attack and possible future offensives, to prevent a major disaster from happening.

    1) Do you have full database backups taken on a regular basis to a physically different location?

    2) Password hashing and salting - passwords ought to be hashed (not md5) and salted to prevent attackers from using e.g. rainbow table cracking methods. I hope