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Offline smoothtalker

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Is EEVBlog Safe?
« on: October 11, 2013, 10:35:07 am »
I was casually looking through Simple Machines Forum, and i believe it is what EEV and some other forums are based on. After seeing the below post by the admin i wonder is our registered personal information safe?

EEv seems to be running SMF 2.0.4?

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=508232.0

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=509417.0
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Offline GeoffS

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 11:07:40 am »
It is safe.

The first link you provided referred to a breach of the simplemachines.org site, not to a problem with the SMF software.

The update referred to in your second link is just the latest patch and only affects personal messaging and a change to IP lookup functions that are only available to administrators.
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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 11:16:54 am »
It is safe.

The first link you provided referred to a breach of the simplemachines.org site, not to a problem with the SMF software.

The update referred to in your second link is just the latest patch and only affects personal messaging and a change to IP lookup funtcions that are only available to administrators.

Ahh.. I see! Appreciate your reply.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 01:13:39 pm »
No, it's not safe: I have adquired GAS* here.





* Gear Adquisition Syndrome.

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 01:40:28 pm »
Same here, I have it bad! :o

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 07:30:31 pm »
No, it's not safe: I have adquired GAS* here.





* Gear Adquisition Syndrome.

Same~! infected with GAS and my mind lost control of my wallet. first is a fluke dmm, then a voltagestandard dmm check plus, now TDS meter, and a couple more. seem impossible to purge this disease.

and I'm not even a EE guy. LOL

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 07:40:06 pm »
Now that I think of it, I have acquired plenty of gear ever since I started visiting this forum. :o
Should... should I be worried?
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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 07:47:48 pm »
It's an epidemic!

Good thing I practice safe browsing!

 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2013, 08:02:57 pm »
Yes. Very worried. This site can cost you thousands. It has me.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2013, 08:38:14 pm »
Same problem here!
 

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Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 09:12:43 pm »
No it is not safe.  No online resource is safe.  All online safety is rated in time to crack based on the suspected threat capabilities. 
Most corporate security is biased on denial of the problem.  For example I repeatedly informed the makers of flash about the security hole in their player for years before they officially had to finally plug it.  This even happens even with 400/50 security sites. 
So in short everything you transmit to the internet consider it public information.  Eventually you will be glad you did. 
I just wish after being embarrassed by so may teens with the family computer they would figure out their system of denial isn't working. 
After 2 decades of trying to effect some change I gave up.  I just use the internet knowing all sites are crack able all it takes is someone that wants to.  Even my servers are, but I think what it will take to crack it is not worth the gains.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 11:17:38 pm »
I have bought a Rigol oscilloscope, 2 multimeters (stolen), a Hakko FX-888 and even built a bench because of Dave.  :-/O

Not safe at all.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 12:04:34 am »
I also have GAS but I think that is more due to the hefty serve of mash potato for dinner last night and the baked beans this morning. Actually.....burgghhhh.... it's getting a little unpleasant in here now. Since the sun has come out I think I might go for a walk to the shop to get the paper and vent outside.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 12:06:17 am by GK »
Bzzzzt. No longer care, over this forum shit.........ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 12:33:22 am »
After seeing the below post by the admin i wonder is our registered personal information safe?

Anything you choose to disclose will no longer be private, welcome to the internet.

Nothing is safe in the world of internet. Best you can do is prepare for it. Do you use same password everywhere? Does that password combined with your email password lead somewhere which might give someone access to something worth money? Paypal account, google account anything that has your credit card linked to it? Guess where you just gave someone access to?
Yes passwords are hashed and hopefully salted, but you shouldn't trust that!

Q: Who is responsible for your personal information?
A: You, only you and you only. Nobody/nothing else is responsible except you.

What if a site is compromised and it starts spewing out malware and you start downloading it thinking 'oh this site is ok, I like it, MALWARE I CAN HAZ IT ALL'

All other people can do is their best... if people doing their best is good enough for you and you choose to ignore best practices then that is your own fault.

You should stop using same passwords everywhere, stop downloading files thinking they are safe. Start using browser like google chrome, disable addons.
Next step might be stop using windows, start using properly configured linux/unix with a very strong password. No operating system or program will keep you safe unless you know how to keep yourself protected.

Do not trust anyone.

trustno1  :-DD
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Offline MacAttak

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 03:17:15 am »
No it is not safe.  No online resource is safe.  All online safety is rated in time to crack based on the suspected threat capabilities. 
Most corporate security is biased on denial of the problem.  For example I repeatedly informed the makers of flash about the security hole in their player for years before they officially had to finally plug it.  This even happens even with 400/50 security sites. 
So in short everything you transmit to the internet consider it public information.  Eventually you will be glad you did. 
I just wish after being embarrassed by so may teens with the family computer they would figure out their system of denial isn't working. 
After 2 decades of trying to effect some change I gave up.  I just use the internet knowing all sites are crack able all it takes is someone that wants to.  Even my servers are, but I think what it will take to crack it is not worth the gains.

+1

However another mistake is to believe that your own data / identity isn't worth taking. Organized hacking casts a VERY wide and indiscriminate net these days.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2013, 04:46:10 am »
Oh dear. I have gotten so many diseases from this forum, from the NNG (Need New Gear), to Upgradeitis, to The Volt-Nut bug, it is a dangerous place to be, I have already purchased an oscilloscope and a Power supply because of this forum, and am about to buy a function generator and a new multimeter. Scary shit if you ask me.
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2013, 09:08:07 am »
Good thing I practice safe browsing!

Safe hex! ;)
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2013, 01:50:52 pm »
Sometimes confession is good for the soul, you can spill your guts in my How much has EEVblog cost you? thread

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 04:17:55 pm »
Good thing I practice safe browsing!

Safe hex! ;)
Hex without protection is really bad
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2013, 04:48:58 pm »
Why worry all you data is safely on wikileaks courtesy of the NSA and GCHQ. :-DD
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2013, 02:03:04 am »
Why worry all you data is safely on wikileaks courtesy of the NSA and GCHQ. :-DD

Hello...NSA?  My hard drive crashed and I lost all my data. I'd like to request a backup copy please.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2013, 05:11:45 am »
Nothing is completely 'safe'. I would imagine if someone really wanted to steal the eevblog forum password hash database they could.

Even if someone took the hash file, they would still need to brute force each password individually which would take a long time.

Common sense is to use a different password for each forum/site you are registered at (especially if you use the same username) so if your password is compromised it's not a big deal. Oh and above all, if you don't want your personal information to fall in the wrong hands, don't put it on the internet!
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Re: Is EEVBlog Safe?
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2013, 05:43:04 am »
Of course it is not safe.  This is a blog not the Pentagon (oh wait they get hacked too!)  So if our supposedly safe government computers are not safe, what makes us think that any of ours would be?  Just treat it all as if it were public.
 


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