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A number of messages in THIS forum have been hacked by adding links to various "escort services".

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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I'm not seeing the modifications you are mentioning. Not sure if it is because I have adblock and other security running on firefox, or it's something in your browser, and not this site.

Writing code is like having sex.... make one little mistake, and you're supporting it for life.

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Dean removed them. And, I removed my alerts. He says they were 1 time posts, possibly done by a bot.

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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ka7ehk wrote:
A number of messages in THIS forum have been hacked by adding links to various "escort services".

This makes one think Ford Escort is not so great car when there are Escort services all over the town.

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Not the same "escort", I fear! These were "services" in New York City, and not many Ford Escorts, there, methinks. Maybe a few Escorts named Ford :)

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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And the smiles still do not work in the quick reply either

Jim

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jim wrote:

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And the smiles still do not work in the quick reply either

just enter "Hacking attempt1", and we know, that you wanted to insert a smiley


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Ford Escorts

I knew that several US presidents where being promiscuous, but didn't know he was one of'em. :mrgreen:

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This board does seem to be a target for hackers. Perhaps it's a badge of honor? "I hacked the freaks!"

The largest known prime number: 282589933-1

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Torby wrote:
This board does seem to be a target for hackers. Perhaps it's a badge of honor? "I hacked the freaks!"

Or maybe the security of this site is very poor?

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After reviewing comments from Dean who took care of these posts, it appears that it was not, in fact, "hacked".

It now looks like, in each case, someone copied a message from earlier in the thread, inserted html links to these "escort services" into the text, then reposted it as a new posting. In each case, it was a one-time post by a new poster. So, all in all, it was pretty crude, not challenging site security very much.

Because the text looked appropriate to the thread, I thought that someone had, somehow, modified the text of a legit message. If that had actually happened, then it would have been an intrusion. However, it does not appear to be what happened, so more annoying than threatening.

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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ka7ehk wrote:
It now looks like, in each case, someone copied a message from earlier in the thread, inserted html links to these "escort services" into the text, then reposted it as a new posting. In each case, it was a one-time post by a new poster.

I have seen the exact same thing at another forum completely unrelated to electronics. They also quoted previous posts and had links to escort services in the signature. I reported it to the moderator and the posts were deleted and accounts closed.

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Or maybe the security of this site is very poor?

If they had good security, they wouldn't allow me in ;)

The largest known prime number: 282589933-1

It's easy to stop breaking the 10th commandment! Break the 8th instead. 

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AndersAnd wrote:
ka7ehk wrote:
It now looks like, in each case, someone copied a message from earlier in the thread, inserted html links to these "escort services" into the text, then reposted it as a new posting. In each case, it was a one-time post by a new poster.

I have seen the exact same thing at another forum completely unrelated to electronics. They also quoted previous posts and had links to escort services in the signature. I reported it to the moderator and the posts were deleted and accounts closed.

Could it be an automated script hacking PNphpBB2?
Often used for virus distribution etc.

pnAPI, File Inclusion Vulnerability, XSS or My SQL injection perhaps?

Remember some time ago that i got a virus alert from accessing AVRFreaks.