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    FF Forums got hacked bad yesterday

    They were down all day yesterday and now slowly rebuilding.

    The knuts over there must be going nuts.

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    I was wondering what happened I tried to go by for my quarterly visit and it was messed up pretty bad.

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    That's a real shame. They have some great guys over there. Fred has been doing a terrific job for the longest time.

    Didn't they have a problem around six months to a year ago where all of their old threads were wiped out?
    I really am related to Tony Clifton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    That's a real shame. They have some great guys over there. Fred has been doing a terrific job for the longest time.

    Didn't they have a problem around six months to a year ago where all of their old threads were wiped out?
    I think it was all the threads that hadn't been archived.

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    I wondered what was going on, I tried to look at it yesterday and again this morning to no avail. Hope it gets worked out, not sure who would want to hack something like that. I am not even sure it has any personal information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    I wondered what was going on, I tried to look at it yesterday and again this morning to no avail. Hope it gets worked out, not sure who would want to hack something like that. I am not even sure it has any personal information.
    Hackers don't really need a reason, they just seem to like causing trouble for people.

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    i imagine it was the service provider that was hit, not the sites specifically.

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    Word of caution: Another site I frequent, Digital Photography Review, was recently hacked and the hackers managed to get the user e-mail addresses and passwords for about 10% of the users, including mine. As pointed out by the site administrator, that could spell big trouble for anyone who uses the same e-mail address and password on other sites, particularly any financial or shopping sites that have your credit card or other personal information. It's important that you use different passwords on every such site, preferably unique combinations of several letters and numbers (and special characters if permitted by the site) that do not spell common words or names, to avoid problems.
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    Noticed this yesterday. Hopefully they get it up and running again, including all the old threads. It's a goldmine of info

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    Quote Originally Posted by FryBoy View Post
    As pointed out by the site administrator, that could spell big trouble for anyone who uses the same e-mail address and password on other sites, particularly any financial or shopping sites that have your credit card or other personal information.
    I tend to use a lot of the same passwords on sites like this because I'm growing more memory-challenged everyday, but always go with unique ones for financial/shopping sites.

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