[Coco] hacker Hunt-Down Status
webmaster at coco3.com
Sat Dec 2 23:59:48 EST 2006
At 08:10 PM 12/2/2006, you wrote:
>Roger Taylor wrote:
> > At 02:30 PM 12/2/2006, you wrote:
> >> Roger, do you think the ID and password list was compromised? Should we
> >> change our forum passwords?
> > No, the passwords are encrypted in the MySQL database, so they cannot
> > be seen. However, you know it's a standard practice to change all of
> > your passwords periodically, so I would say Yes, do that just for
> good safety.
>Also bear in mind depending on the encryption method used, if the
>database had been dumped out, it may be feasible to crack the passwords.
>I would say even if you don't think the data was lifted, that you should
>change your passwords as you can never be 100% sure of what an intruder
>has or has not copied.
True. And the worst thing a hacker could do is maybe log in using
your handle and post an offending message, but I don't think that was
the intent then or now when the hacker broke in and deleted the
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