We're back!

Started by admin_shawnb, November 21, 2022, 02:27:13 PM

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admin_shawnb

As you might have guessed, we went thru some things...

Sorry for the inconvenience.

HecticArt

Hey hey!

It's great to see things back up and running.

Thanks for your work on taking care of the place!

whippinpost91850

Thanks for getting us backup and running

whippinpost91850

And thanks for getting it so I can post again

CodeSmart

Great it's back Shawn. Figure a bunch of hours were spent ::)
Well done Sir!
Got more gear than I need...and I like it!

gumtownadmin

BIG shout out to ShawB for keeping the lights on, engine oiled, and ticking over.

"HOORAY !!!"
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Adonf

More fear than harm :)
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aliensporebomb

My music projects online at http://www.aliensporebomb.com/

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chrish

Our local cell tower was out, coincidentally corresponding to the time of the site being down, so  no interweb for a few days anyway.

Was the site hacked? It would be interesting to know what happened and how the heck do you even go about fixing it.

shawnb

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Quote from: chrish on November 22, 2022, 09:58:59 AMWas the site hacked? It would be interesting to know what happened and how the heck do you even go about fixing it.

Yes, there was an attack.

Our old ISP was not helpful; support was terrible.  Would respond to trouble tickets many hours later, with a "Things look good now." or a "There is a lot of activity on your site.  Might wanna clean that up."...  😐  (Yes, I'm paraphrasing...)

So we moved to a new host, with far better support.  Even a security team to help out.

We have had issues with the old ISP's support before, but not bad enough to force a move.  This did it.

Once on the new host, we reinstalled all the software from scratch to be safe.


Note to folks who want to run their own site: Avoid hosts owned by EIG. They buy hosts, & thin the support staff, creating brain drain, and support suffers horribly.  (https://researchasahobby.com/full-list-eig-hosting-companies-brands/)
Address the process rather than the outcome.  Then, the outcome becomes more likely.   - Fripp

gumbo

Thank you to Shawn and all the folks at the helm...
...life at the Webface is definitely getting more difficult as time goes by.

All the more reason to treasure what we've got here.. :-*
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pasha811

Thank you for make it work again. I felt lost without it! I love you guys! :-)
Listen to my music at :  http://alonetone.com/pasha/

billbax

Great work shawnb 8)

A nightmare scenario would be the 'attacker' harvested IDs and passwords. Just changed my password...again.

chrish

One reason n
Quote from: billbax on November 23, 2022, 05:38:23 AMGreat work shawnb 8)

A nightmare scenario would be the 'attacker' harvested IDs and passwords. Just changed my password...again.
one reason not to use the same password for other accounts. Also if a hacker gets your email address, watch out for phishing attempts with the hacker using other personal info or pretending to be someone from a hacked website.

So if anyone says they are Chrish and needs money because Chrish is in jail in Somalia, check with me here first so you'll know where to send that money. ;D

philjynx

Quote from: chrish on November 23, 2022, 06:21:15 AM....because Chrish is in jail in Somalia, check with me here first so you'll know where to send that money. ;D
I'm in the cell next to yours ....

billbax

Quoteone reason not to use the same password for other accounts. Also if a hacker gets your email address, watch out for phishing attempts with the hacker using other personal info or pretending to be someone from a hacked website.

Hackers are much more on the case than you would think... ip, darkweb hacklists, email addresses etc, And your 'real name' equals a bingo/jackpot win. In no time they will build up a picture of you, and what you are about - spear-phishing bogus emails here we come! One of the biggest dupes is an email from a hacked close friend email account - "Bill, have a listen to this...httpxxxx".

Check out https://haveibeenpwned.com for password and email/password breaches. Second opinions on the haveibeenpwned site needed???

Chrish and philjnx, sorry to hear you've been detained in Somalia. Give me your giftcard details and will send funds for your flight home. Is £1000GBP alright? Hope the prison food is ok. :(

philjynx

Bill, As it goes, I really like eastern and African food!

Headless68

well, the internet became a little less useful for a while there :-)
good to be back

Bluesbird

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billbax

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QuoteBill, As it goes, I really like eastern and African food!

Stupid boy comment on a serious subject.

philjynx

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Quote from: billbax on November 23, 2022, 10:56:08 AMChrish and philjnx, sorry to hear you've been detained in Somalia. Give me your giftcard details and will send funds for your flight home. Is £1000GBP alright? Hope the prison food is ok. :(
Sorry Bill, you misled me into thinking you had a sense of humour. It's a shame you feel the need to be rude.

billbax

QuoteSorry Bill, you misled me into thinking you had a sence of humour. It's a shame you feel the need to be rude.

I was not being rude, your history comments againts my posts have a negative feel. Can anyone name me a person here at the forum who is able to record/play a GK separate v-guitar string with a noise-floor of -103dB? Digging deeper, and it's negative, perhaps you're raw feelings are something to do with old English v Welsh vibes. Comfortable Lies versus uncomfortable truths?
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chrish

Quote from: billbax on November 23, 2022, 10:56:08 AMHackers are much more on the case than you would think... ip, darkweb hacklists, email addresses etc, And your 'real name' equals a bingo/jackpot win. In no time they will build up a picture of you, and what you are about - spear-phishing bogus emails here we come! One of the biggest dupes is an email from a hacked close friend email account - "Bill, have a listen to this...httpxxxx".

Check out https://haveibeenpwned.com for password and email/password breaches. Second opinions on the haveibeenpwned site needed???

Chrish and philjnx, sorry to hear you've been detained in Somalia. Give me your giftcard details and will send funds for your flight home. Is £1000GBP alright? Hope the prison food is ok. :(
I fell for a email phishing scam several years ago. They pretended to be Microsoft employees asking me to verify the code that they just sent me.

I got the code and gave it to them which allowed them to enter my account and reset my password.

What they did was signed into my email and requested a reset password code. That code was then sent to me at the same time they asked me to verify the code that they had just sent me.

People on my contact list got email stating that I was in jail in Somalia and to send money. Of course my friends knew I wasn't in Somalia.

I did loose that account and was kind of bummed that Microsoft didn't apply the 2 forms of verification I had on file.

Microsoft also didn't notify me that someone was trying to sign into my account the way many other companies do on a regular basis when I legitimately sign into those accounts.


shawnb

Folks, please.  No need for further back & forth on that...

When all else fails here, TALK GEAR!!!!
Address the process rather than the outcome.  Then, the outcome becomes more likely.   - Fripp