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[opensuse] Re: forums.opensuse.org down?
  • From: Jim Henderson <hendersj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 01:50:58 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <laiau1$90u$1@ger.gmane.org>
On Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:33:52 -0800, John Andersen wrote:

On 1/7/2014 4:04 PM, Jim Henderson wrote:
Don't hate forums. Hate the hackers who think this is a fun thing to
do,
especially to an open source project.

Playing devils advocate, those guys serve a purpose too.

There are a bazillion users using vBulletin, but this particular hacker
seems to go after precisely those users that should be better protected,
and who should be running the most current versions with the best
security.

Using an exploit that he hasn't disclosed to vBulletin so they can fix
it. That's the very definition of "unethical hacking." As is defacing a
site rather than notifying the site owners of the problem and letting
them fix it.

In the mean time he appears not to bother with sewing boards or hobby
boards.

I'm sure the forums will come back better than they were in the past,
with fewer holes.

That is the intention.

Jim

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