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Title: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 08:01:43 AM
Exploit and Real Exploits...who were they?  Looks like they took control, did a few bans, and a couple other things.



Looks like we lost a few topics that were posted on yesterday.  Nothing major, except for maybe the controversial one, but that one was starting to get too hairy anyway.  I don't see the Mega Man Vs. Technos topic.  There may have been another one or two or three, but I'm sure it couldn't've been more than that.  Thankfully the SotN one is still intact.



From what I can see, some users' EXP and/or Gold are messed up, so far it seems to include myself, bustin98, Dan, DarkWolf, mephea, MagnetiC, and Revned.  I'll have to fix you guys up later...somehow.  I may unfortunately have to guess on how much you should have.  Not like you care at the moment, since you probably have more than you should.  I've also restored the banned people.



Any other damage?  Hopefully nothing else, and nothing permanent.



bustin98, did you manage to find and fix the exploits?



Let's not do this again.  Who would target VGMaps.com's forums for hacking?
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: Blublu on September 28, 2006, 08:05:28 AM
It's my curse. Whenever I get into a religious discussion, that topic will get deleted even if it is completely civil and polite.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 08:07:10 AM
That topic was getting pretty hairy.  Or pretty much on its way there.  I wasn't sure how to take your comments at the end.



I hope you're not serious.  Hacking's not cool.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: Blublu on September 28, 2006, 08:14:40 AM
??



I didn't hack the site, if that's what you're getting at.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 08:16:00 AM
Maybe I wasn't in a joking mood at that moment.  It feels kind of violating to casually go into your own site only to find yourself banned and some things being screwed with.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: Blublu on September 28, 2006, 08:22:38 AM
Yeah, okay, sorry. I was not being serious, by the way. I don't even believe in curses. :P
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 08:23:52 AM
That's right, you wouldn't.  :P



Where's anyone else's take on this?  I unbanned everyone!  Where's bustin98?
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: Revned on September 28, 2006, 08:45:25 AM
Heh, I'm rich! Actually, my gold was sitting at about 2900, and my EXP was about 4 behind Terra.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: TerraEsperZ on September 28, 2006, 09:01:01 AM
I'm here and yeah, I noticed the hacker's threads this morning. It must be nice to be such a loser that the only way to get attention is to hack a tiny little board using someone else's tools (thus not being an accomplishment at all) and then ban everyone so that you don't even have anyone to pay attention to you!?



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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 09:07:53 AM
I've been getting the now-usual emails about VGMaps.com about to go over bandwidth for the month again, so if the whole site goes down for the next couple days, don't worry as that would probably be why, and not due to some hacker.



bustin98 has mentioned to me that he is aware of the exploit and is at work on it.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: bustin98 on September 28, 2006, 09:10:07 AM
Hey, I'm here. Just working on getting a different forum. Actually an update to the one Inty decided to use. It does not contain the exploit that was used.



I'm not sure how it is an exploit, either. Its just there. I can get rid of it just be removing the changing themes, though.



I'll let you all know where the new forum is once its working. I won't make any changes to the database, so no lost messages.



I only got rid of one topic that had the Exploit dude in it. I didn't even read it, sorry guys.



The other missing topics, I haven't a clue. I'll take a lookie in the database though.



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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 09:36:28 AM
There wasn't really anything in the one topic by the Exploit guy.  At least the only one that I saw.  Something about "fapping".  o_0  Then there was another post of his that got modded before I even saw it, which I assume you modded, bustin98, since you're the only other one with moderator status.  Then he said something about "that'll teach you to imp me" using another name, "Real Exploits".  Strange topic overall.



I made a topic under a new username, but I'm assuming that he deleted that one since I was saying something about him or asking for help or something.



I vaguely recall that there were other topics that are now missing, but I'm guessing they're only ones that were posted really recently, as the last posts still here before all this are already really recent.  I don't imagine there would be many, but they might be nice to have back if they were by new users, which I think one or two may have been.



But thank goodness the SotN one wasn't messed up.  It's one thing to lose a couple small topics, but to lose a big one relevant to work on a project...that would've sucked.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: bustin98 on September 28, 2006, 10:06:23 AM
I haven't imported any topics or users, but I have a quicky running at https://www.vgmaps.com/gf++/



There ARE bugs in it. Why the heck would someone release code that didn't work?

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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2006, 10:10:38 AM
I found two topics of mine when I checked out my moderated messages.  Perhaps everyone should do the same, to see if any were modded by Exploit.  I think if you contest them, maybe I'll be able to bring them back?  Or is only Exploit capable of doing that?



bustin98, are you able to import themes and avatars and everything else we need for that to look like these forums?



And I hope if and when you do attempt a transfer, you'll be smarter than Inty and back things up just in case.  I don't want these forums to gain a reputation of rebooting every few months.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: bustin98 on September 28, 2006, 10:12:14 AM
Things are fixed and that guy got his point across. I'll work on a fix, but it may be slow going. I have alot of actual work to do, and I just moved my home office into a new office out of the house so there is some transition stuff I have to get straightened out. But keep on the lookout for announcements.

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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: Revned on September 28, 2006, 10:42:27 AM
Why are we fixated on GameFAQs imitations? It seems like every time we get one of these boards running, people end up complaining about not being able to post links or images. I think we should just use a tried and true message board....
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: DarkWolf on September 28, 2006, 11:24:10 AM
I had 101 gold by the way, I was keeping that amount to earn 2 gold a day and using that with the 5 to buy 7 pixels a day.



IMO, I've never cared for this GF++ forum software.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: MagnetiC on September 28, 2006, 01:17:08 PM
I thought something was wrong when I suddenly had 34 next to my name and loads of exp and gold, then a few minutes later I was banned. Sad that people need to hack a forum to get some attention.



Seems he also deleted my first topic, I contested it so I hope it's fixable. I had 1 EXP and 5 Gold afaik.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: bustin98 on September 28, 2006, 01:27:47 PM
Something I'd love to do is write my own compatible message board, but I don't have much time.



And now using a different board will prove difficult because database fields may not match, and some other string manipulation code may not be cross-over friendly.



Something that doesn't help is Jon's server is still using php 4 and mysql 4 while ver. 5 of both has been out for quite some time.



In the end, I think this board will work, I will just continue to make things happen.

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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: One Three Three Seven on September 28, 2006, 04:17:43 PM
It must be nice to be such a loser that the only way to get attention is to hack a tiny little board using someone else's tools



Actually, it's an exploit I found myself when working on my own GF++ boards. (The ban was anyway. The karma mucking I found by pure coincidence).



Admins, please AIM me(The O RLY Guy) ASAP so I can tell you the fix. (It's nothing to do with theme changing)
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: One Three Three Seven on September 28, 2006, 04:18:09 PM
And, any admin should be able to overturn the moderations just by manually going to the poster's moderation history.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: KingKuros on September 28, 2006, 05:30:45 PM
One of my topics, which is "Counter problem on main page" in the Social board got modded and banned for "trolling".  It was done this morning.  Can this be part of the 'Exploit' hack problem?
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: One Three Three Seven on September 28, 2006, 08:33:01 PM
Yep, it sure was.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: One Three Three Seven on September 28, 2006, 08:35:22 PM
Also - Real Exploits wasn't me. It was someone else who thought my username was a joke. I shut him up quite quickly...
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: One Three Three Seven on September 29, 2006, 04:44:20 AM
Heh, I just modified my site so that upon someone trying to use the exploit, they get a nice large goatse aimed right at them. ^_^
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: bustin98 on September 29, 2006, 08:04:24 AM
I talked to 1337 (Exploit) on AIM and we closed these gaps that out there. The theme exploit may still be an issue, but the new version of GF++ will close that one.

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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: TerraEsperZ on September 29, 2006, 09:40:28 AM
So... 1337/Exploit was really just pointing out a security gap in the board, and had a little fun at the same time?



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: StarFighters76 on September 29, 2006, 12:58:01 PM
JonLeung said:
Exploit and Real Exploits...who were they?  Looks like they took control, did a few bans, and a couple other things.



Looks like we lost a few topics that were posted on yesterday.  Nothing major, except for maybe the controversial one, but that one was starting to get too hairy anyway.  I don't see the Mega Man Vs. Technos topic.  There may have been another one or two or three, but I'm sure it couldn't've been more than that.  Thankfully the SotN one is still intact.



From what I can see, some users' EXP and/or Gold are messed up, so far it seems to include myself, bustin98, Dan, DarkWolf, mephea, MagnetiC, and Revned.  I'll have to fix you guys up later...somehow.  I may unfortunately have to guess on how much you should have.  Not like you care at the moment, since you probably have more than you should.  I've also restored the banned people.



Any other damage?  Hopefully nothing else, and nothing permanent.



bustin98, did you manage to find and fix the exploits?



Let's not do this again.  Who would target VGMaps.com's forums for hacking?

This site is posessed by a ghost! >_>



*runs*

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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: bustin98 on September 29, 2006, 02:06:52 PM
Yeah. I have no idea if he deleted some of the missing topics, or what, but most of things done was fixable. I looked through the database for the missing topics and saw no sign of them.



And don't believe in ghosts. Its always a dude with a mask and glowing paint. We just need a Scooby Doo to man the watch tower.

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Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: JonLeung on September 29, 2006, 02:40:30 PM
Everyone, check your moderated messages.  You may have some topics moderated by Exploit.  Hopefully nothing major, if not, let me know, even if we likely can't bring them back.



I don't think these topics can be restored with their responses intact, but you can copy and paste the text and remake them.  You can contest the moderations and the admins can remove that blemish from your record by overturning the moderation.



I'm still wondering why Exploit/1337 would help us with the exploits now but cause some trouble first.  Perhaps I'm humourless.



I would like any other exploits to be known to bustin so he can patch them up, but they shouldn't require mucking about.
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: TerraEsperZ on September 29, 2006, 03:48:17 PM
You're not humourless JonLeung; he was a dick, plain and simple. We've all known people like that back in school; remember that person who always mocked you and made your life hell yet always defended his actions by saying you had no sense of humor? Yeah, I'm bitter, but like Revned I can't stand idiots and assholes, and Internet tends to bring them out of hiding.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



B*tch, meet reality. Reality, meet b*tch. - Me
Title: RE: What the heck was that?
Post by: StarFighters76 on October 01, 2006, 12:32:52 PM
I don't see any problems on my end.

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