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Jim_UK
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:19 pm 
Post subject: Security issue

The servers hosting phpbb.com and phpbbhelp.org have been compromised.
I have received an email from Yuriy Rusko containing a list of known accounts where the plain text password has been harvested by a keylogger but the perpetrator may well have accessed the complete database of both sites.
I have just changed my password here as it was the same one that I used on phpbbhelp.org (bad practice I know).
It might be prudent if you have used the passwords to either phpbb.com or phpbbhelp.org elsewhere to do as I have just done.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:45 pm 
Post subject: Re: Security issue

Thanks for the hint Jim, I just followed your example and changed mine too.

Looks like a big *peep* has been done at phpbb dot com.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:44 pm 
Post subject: Re: Security issue

I'm confused... how is a key-logger going to capture a password from a server hack?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:59 pm 
Post subject: Re: Security issue

Quote Yuriy
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A keylogger was added to the login page, and if your username is on the following list, the plaintext password you used on phpbbhelp.org is likely in their hands.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:08 pm 
Post subject: Re: Security issue

Thanks for the clarification.
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