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Offline Lisandro

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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2008, 06:30:27 PM »
I just though the forums was down for maintenance, etc. and it redirected to the asw.cz forum, I also couldn't even logon as my user name and password weren't recognised in the other forum.
Exactly.
Can someone from Alwil confirm this?
I hope the forum was not hijacked in anyway ::)
Can someone form Alwil confirm if Frank is right? Really strange...
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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2008, 06:47:43 PM »
The hack is confirmed.

Evidence has been posted on a hacker site:
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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2008, 06:50:44 PM »
Hey Tech, that's the message I got right before I could get to the forum. Prior to that I was redirected to the czech forum. I just keep trying. As I also mentioned, I never had the other redirect.

Yes it would be nice to hear from someone up the ladder.


more details in FWF's thread

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=34039.0

thanks FWF, twice in 6 months???

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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008, 06:50:56 PM »
Can someone form Alwil confirm if Frank is right? Really strange...
Not really necessary right now... Maybe apologies instead of confirmation...
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Re: New forum section name?
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2008, 06:56:33 PM »
I just though the forums was down for maintenance, etc. and it redirected to the asw.cz forum, I also couldn't even logon as my user name and password weren't recognised in the other forum.

When I was eventually able to get in to the forums.avast.com, site the Home Page Title had changed.
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<title>Diskusní fóra ALWIL Software - Index</title>
So I wonder if the asw.cz forum has an English title ;D

I guess normal service will resume in due course.

I thought the same.  It seemed similar to the recent incident  with Spyware Terminator forums.

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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2008, 08:23:37 PM »
Hey Tech, that's the message I got right before I could get to the forum. Prior to that I was redirected to the czech forum. I just keep trying. As I also mentioned, I never had the other redirect.
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I never got redirected to the other site either only redirect to the Czech avast forums. So someone must have been on it pretty quickly.

Can someone form Alwil confirm if Frank is right? Really strange...
Not really necessary right now... Maybe apologies instead of confirmation...

I'm not concerned about any apology as I don't know who/what was responsible for the exploit, as with the previous exploit (which again I wasn't exploited, firefox and noscript?). All I want is to know how it happened and the resolution.
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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2008, 08:26:28 PM »
I never got redirected to the other site either only redirect to the Czech avast forums. So someone must have been on it pretty quickly.
Some minutes... not seconds...

I'm not concerned about any apology as I don't know who/what was responsible for the exploit, as with the previous exploit (which again I wasn't exploited, firefox and noscript?). All I want is to know how it happened and the resolution.
If they use a better forum software, more secure, than I don't want an apology... but, if they don't, at least they could drop a word about it... silence is not good.
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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2008, 10:44:57 PM »
The forum name seems to be corrected now. I'm sure it still in Czech a few minutes ago.

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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2008, 10:48:55 PM »
And the home page title has been changed back also.
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Re: What's going on with the forum name??
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2008, 10:55:12 PM »
The email heading on notifications has also returned to the original name.  :)
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