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Author Topic: How safe is this site?  (Read 2042 times)

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Offline Nico

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How safe is this site?
« on: January 26, 2007, 08:42:50 PM »
I just posted a reply to a thread in Living with HIV.  I have a pic like most and placed a tag line under my pic, however that tag line was changed today and not by me.  Credit to the dumb ass that invaded my profile with a better line, but I guess this site is not respected/protected.

There is no moderator on here at this time.  This sucks since I want to trust people and this crap just proves me wrong again. 

Whomever did this, owes me an apology.  I want to stay here, but if my personal profile can be accessed, what else.  I hope Ann, Andy or Peter can shed some light. 

I had my identity stolen last year and it has been hell.  I do not need the stress.

Poz since 1990.

Offline DingoBoi

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007, 08:49:42 PM »
I sincerely doubt you have been hacked nor has this site been hacked. 

There are some 'quirks' in the new-ish software that could have caused a transposition of information perhaps.   I think that is a far stretch by itself, but the most plausible explanation.

Please send an email to Tim Horn or any mod to have this investigated though.   

If I was a hacker, I certainly wouldn't bother with menial information like a signature, I'd be stealing your credit card information and things I can actually use.  Before starting a shitstorm, please contact the owners with your concerns.  They do deserve that much as a courtesy at least and probably can tell you exactly what happened from logs and shit.

I have 'reported' this thread to have this matter looked into for you if you don't have the opportunity to email them yourself.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2007, 08:52:45 PM by DingoBoi »

Offline thunter34

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007, 08:53:43 PM »
I'm not feeling very safe on here at the moment...

It seems that DingoBoi can see me!
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Offline Nico

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007, 09:01:20 PM »
Dingo was kind enough to point out there have been glitches on the board, but I prefer to be safe - well at least this time.  It has been tough to even open up here and this just sent me to PO land.

Sorry if I disrupted the forum.

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Offline thunter34

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2007, 09:03:37 PM »
Disrupted the forum?  I don't think that you did.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007, 09:09:07 PM »
i h4x0r U username and u mine now bi0tch!!!11one!
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline thunter34

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2007, 09:15:11 PM »
i h4x0r U username and u mine now bi0tch!!!11one!

Ugh.  There you go with that 4%#$&h4$XCT  crap again...   

DxRxIxVxExS    M4E    BxAxTxS4HxI4T   111one!
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Offline Tim Horn

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Re: How safe is this site?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007, 10:04:08 PM »

I'm very sorry to hear about the confusion surrounding your profile signature line.  Whiile I'll definitely be in touch with the Smart + Strong IT guy about this, I cant for the life of me figure out how this may have happened.  All passwords -- which would definitely be needed to access your profile for the sake of changing your signature line -- are encrypted.  In fact, they can't even been seen by us.  Please believe me when I say that this site is very much protected. 

Like I said, I'll be happy to look into this for you.  If something else comes up -- or you figure out what might have happened on your own -- please drop me a PM saying so.

Thanks Nico,

Tim Horn 


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