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pikilily

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Has our forum been hacked/ infiltrated??
« on: October 19, 2010, 09:22:07 am »
I cant find any other topic-line on thi,s but i have noticed some very weird posts...they look as is the forum has been hacked by an automated system.  Have reported to mods! i hope this is not going to upset a genuine member??????
Keep an eye out!
emma t
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bloomer

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Re: Has our forum been hacked/ infiltrated??
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 09:40:49 am »
it happens at least once a week

Dan

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Re: Has our forum been hacked/ infiltrated??
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 09:54:02 am »
Hi Emma

It happens daily. We usually catch it before anyone else sees it, but sometimes we're asleep.  :)

If you see anything that looks dodgy, it probably is, and please, please report it - it really helps keep the forums clean from spam.

Thanks,

Dan

Yeoman

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Re: Has our forum been hacked/ infiltrated??
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 10:24:59 am »
Thanks Dan.
This is by far the best small holder forum I've come across so your efforts to keep it spam free are greatly appreciated.

pikilily

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Re: Has our forum been hacked/ infiltrated??
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 11:16:59 am »
ok thanks, you obviously do a great job Dan, cos this is the first time I have noticed spam etc!! Keep up the good work and we will support by being vigilant (sp?) too.
cheers Emma
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morri2

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Re: Has our forum been hacked/ infiltrated??
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 11:23:17 am »
I sometimes find masses of the stuff when I'm having a sleepless night (happens quite a lot unfortunately), around 3 or 4 in the morning seems to be prime time for spam invasions.  Dan, you do a good job of getting rid of it all before the site gets busy.   

 

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