has this site been hacked?

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has this site been hacked?

Postby jer on Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:44 am

Can someone remove the last few posts? Looks like someone is joining & then posting, shall we say, non-telecommunications information.
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Re: has this site been hacked?

Postby lexus_man_2000 on Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:38 pm

The site was not hacked. Its operator, that being myself, screwed up. A long explanation follows:

I normally leave permissions on the site set so that nobody can register themselves. When I get a request for registration and it looks legitimate, I change permissions to allow registration, enter the required information myself, verify that the person requesting registration has been accepted, and then turn registration off. I do this because automated spambots are constantly hammering this site in an attempt to gain access and then post their garbage. The CAPTCHA here is ineffective against these monsters.

It appears this time I neglected to turn registration off after registering a new legitimate user. A host of spambots grabbed access and then started posting their filth, most of which appears to be porn related.

I try to check the site at least once a day to make sure that nothing like this happens. An alert user shot me a message telling me that things were not right. Clearly this time I messed up, and I am still working to clear out the crap the spambots dumped here. This was my error, and I apologize to all of you. I further ask if any of you see something that looks like it does not belong here, please let me know.

Again, I apologize. The fault is mine.

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Re: has this site been hacked?

Postby Retiredandlovin'it! on Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:12 pm

No apology is necessary. You do a "heck' of a good job maintaining this!! :D :D :D :D
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Re: has this site been hacked?

Postby lexus_man_2000 on Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:20 pm

Bless you, amigo. I do try hard, but when stuff like this happens I get really ticked at myself. I appreciate your support. It is people like you who make me want to keep doing this.

Peace.

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Re: has this site been hacked?

Postby FreeofVZ09 on Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:37 pm

Your site security is better than many Corporate sites. At least we don't need a five year purchase of Life Lock to fix it.

Thanks for keeping the site running.
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Re: has this site been hacked?

Postby vabucki on Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 pm

Thanks Lexus
You do a great job and a great service for us all.
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Re: has this site been hacked?

Postby TexasDuck on Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:57 pm

Big thanks Lexus Man (Joe) :D :!:
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