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    vBulletin issue?

    A support forum for some lab hardware I use just sent a notice that an exploit in vBulletin had been used to hack the site. They linked to https://arstechnica.com/information-...vbulletin-bug/. Since this forum runs on vBulletin, should we be concerned?

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    I don't understand what they hope to achieve by hacking this site?
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    Hi Larry ,it shouldn't concern us as it only affects people using version 5. We are still on V4.2.3
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    Cool. Apparently they look for emails and addresses since a lot of people reuse passwords. I confess I do that, but only for sites where I don't have anything valuable going on. Hacking an equipment support forum didn't seem too likely to get them much but I guess they have their reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laabel View Post
    Cool. Apparently they look for emails and addresses since a lot of people reuse passwords. I confess I do that, but only for sites where I don't have anything valuable going on. Hacking an equipment support forum didn't seem too likely to get them much but I guess they have their reasons.
    I guess a lot of us are guilty of that, I do too
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    Why would they hack the site, i mean for real, this is a forum.. what do they expect to have?

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