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The status of things

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Ralle, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. Ralle

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    Hey guys
    The "Contact Us" form has been down for a while, so any email sent through that has not been received. I feel so bad about this, but if you are awaiting a response, please try again.

    Last Wednesday concluded a chapter in Hive history. A malicious hacker had found that we were running an older version of vBSEO and abused this hole to get access to the server and tried to take it over for a bot net. I worked 8 days to find the hole while keeping the hacker out and succeeded. It was a very stressful week. It was nothing personal though, he had a bot, that looked for that specific version of the plugin, to take over servers for his botnet.

    Finally, I have been working on a fix for the � symbols all over the site and managed to write a script, that detects text containing those symbols (ISO_8859-1) and convert them to the encoding we are using now (UTF-8).
    I will need to do some testing before actually applying the fix on the whole site.

    Have a good summer.

    Ralle
     
  2. Dragonson

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    Well that certainly sounds like some serious sh*t. :/

    No lasting damage caused, I assume?
    Apart from the damage inflicted on your sleep, that is.
     
  3. MGCǂSpectre

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    I can now even use my symbol that no one else sees because it's on my computer.

     
  4. Ralle

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    No damages, no. And yes, it did ruin my sleep some nights.
    Wow, that's so useful!
     
  5. Dragonson

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    Yes, now I will never again be in that awkward situation where I have no way to express my need for blue, hollow square shapes.
     
  6. MGCǂSpectre

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    Hah, square only if you're square, you guys jelly because you don't see what I see, it's a square only for you lolz.
     
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    That must really suck working day and night figuring out the stupid hole :p, even though I don't come here often because of my own site, I do hope that this won't happen again any time soon and make sure you back up all your things.
     
  8. ragingspeedhorn

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    Haven't you heard? It's hip to be square: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5YkmjalDg
     
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