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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:46 am    Post subject: Main Page Hacked !! Reply with quote

Fyi...

Our Main page www.mvsforums.com got hacked this morning between 1:41 AM and 2:05 AM CDT. Fortunately the help boards are not hacked. We are investigating and we have the IP address of the offender from the server log.

I guess someone really did not want this site to grow!! I have uploaded the main page from the backup. Please let me know if you have any problem accessing any of the WebPages. For the time being we are disabling our Guestbook


Sorry for inconvenience

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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guess someone really did not want this site to grow


What a nerd would he be ! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:12 am    Post subject: Great forum FOR MAINFRAME Professionals Reply with quote

i think this is the number one forum for mainframes, i have came across
many forums,but this is the best of all.Really your site will be very great in future for mainframe professional.Keep the work going on.


your friend,
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kolusu - What actually did happen when you say that the main page was hacked?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: main page hacked Reply with quote

Kolusu,

Please take precaution for our website against any hacking activities in the near future.No one can demolarize the strength of our website and this is the TOP 1 website present today for Mainframes community. The home page takes a lot of time to download ,moreover recently i observed some kind of error in which helpboards page link was not accessible due to Session error saying session table full.I really cannot exactly remember the error but i senses something unusual.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kolusu - What actually did happen when you say that the main page was hacked?

Thanks,
Manas


Some one replaced the home page with their gory image website. You can check out the details here

http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/a/jpgflaw.htm

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Please take precaution for our website against any hacking activities in the near future. The home page takes a lot of time to download ,moreover recently i observed some kind of error in which helpboards page link was not accessible due to Session error saying session table full.I really cannot exactly remember the error but i senses something unusual.


Well I am taking all the precautions I can. The Session Error is due to the sessions tables being full. This is also caused by too many users trying to access the board at the same time. However there are some psuedo users who try to access it for the sole purpose of hacking. I keep updating my ban list and still they try to sneak in.

Please let me know everytime you get the message, so that I can look at the log files and see who is the culprit.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt. This is the best site for Mainframes professionals.

Kolusu, Would the problem be solved if you disable the guest book?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Kolusu, Would the problem be solved if you disable the guest book?


The guest book is indeed disabled now. There are specific reasons for it , but I don't wanna go over it now. Sorry

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kolusu,

I am able to access the guest book page.
How come?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am able to access the guest book page.
How come?


Vkphani,

Try submitting an entry or click on the view guestbook

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kolusu,

Both the links(Viewing the Guestbook and Submitting the message) are not working.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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moreover recently i observed some kind of error in which helpboards page link was not accessible due to Session error saying session table full


I too got the same error some time in the past.
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