TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

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TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by AndrewP » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi All,

TalkingScot forum was hacked earlier today (UK time) which resulted in a few things that you may have seen, depending what time you logged on. Some people got a message telling them that they were permanently banned - that is not the case, you are not banned - that was what the hack did to the forum software. The quick thing to do at that point was to have the site taken offline until we could have something done about it.

Following discussions, our site host was able to restore the site from a backup, which was from 6am (UK time) on 01 March. So about 2½ days worth of data has been lost. So a few posts that were there yesterday and the day before will be missing. In the grand scheme of things, that is a small price to pay to get the site up and running again.

There is a plan to upgrade the forum software on Thursday 09 March, evening (UK time), so the site will go offline then, I guess for a couple of hours. Hopefully the upgraded software will make us less vulnerable to hackers.

Apologies to all who got the "you are permanently banned" message.

Thanks for your patience,

AndrewP
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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by trish1 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:43 am

Thanks Andrew - appreciate all you do at TS

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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by Anne H » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:56 am

Thanks Andrew!

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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by WilmaM » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:01 am

It's good to be back :D

Thanks Andrew and the other back-room boys who keep us connected =D>

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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by garibaldired » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:18 am

WilmaM wrote:It's good to be back :D

Thanks Andrew and the other back-room boys who keep us connected =D>
Seconded!

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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by Muriel » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks Andrew. I did wonder what I'd done to offend someone!

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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by Currie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:59 pm

Great job! thanks Andrew.

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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by nelmit » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:47 pm

Nice to see everything back to normal. :D
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Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Post by frances » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:41 pm

Thanks Andrew,

Glad we hadn't done any thing wrong to have us all banned !!!

Don't know what pleasure these hackers get !!

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