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Please read: Security leak (fixed currently)
Posted 26 October 2012 - 00:56
Due to a security leak in the board software, someone injected a link to a phishing scam site into a message here, in order to collect member ids and passwords. Essentially, upon entering one of two specific topics, an error screen was brought up indicating there was an error, asking to re-enter member id and password, on a rather badly designed login type page, with the error message above it.
The leak has been fixed by Invision, and the fix was installed, and a bunch of other security measures executed such as deep level file scans on the server. However, there may be more topics compromised, we don't know yet. If you do encounter such a topic, please report it directly to our admin "wimg", backchannel. He will deal with these issues, if there still are any.
We suggest you all select a different skin than the default one, and actually we have done so for you already. All IPB Default skins have been reset to Vault. This makes the scam extremely recognizable, as it is done in the IP Board default skin - to get a screen from a different skin for error and other messages than the one in use is impossible.
We also suggest that anybody having used a misformed login screen upon encountering this error to change their passwords asap. There can't have been many people who would have been caught, as this was fortunately caught very early on. There are likely no more than 5 or 6 members at most who could have fallen into this trap, we believe, based on views of these two topics, and only if they did re-enter their passwords of course. The miscreant on this site who did this has been dealt with as well.
We are working with INvision to see if there are other measures to be taken, and we will keep you informed.
The FPN Admin Team
Please direct questions and comments to FPN Admin email, or directly to admin Wim (wimg).
Thank you very much in advance.
The FPN Admin Team
Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:23
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Warm regards, Wim
the Mad Dutchman
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 15:52
Delighted to be a member here.
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