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Thread: I there a reason why my membership has been revoked?

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    Default I there a reason why my membership has been revoked?



    Edit: Also seems I cannot correct the thread title.
    Last edited by Ve8; 12th November 2011 at 09:57 PM.

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    It hasn't, you are still shown as a member in the membership checker here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombles View Post
    It hasn't, you are still shown as a member in the membership checker here.
    I think Ve8 means that his status as a forum member has been revoked. Obviously this is some kind of mistake which I am sure you would want resolved ASAP.
    This is before the conspiracy theorists accuse anybody of a deliberate attempt to remove a competing committee candidate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombles View Post
    It hasn't, you are still shown as a member in the membership checker here.
    The member checker says I am but I now longer have access to the member forums.

    It happened last night, first I lost access then a little while later "GAGB Member" was replaced with "Forum User" (IIRC this has to be done manually).

    Own up, who's guilty.

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    You are now actually shown as 'User Awaiting Email Confirmation'
    With so many 'it seems' hackers out there it would be difficult to ascertain who the culprit was.

    I have now re-instated your full membership status.

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    Still having problems.

    Regarding your curious comment, have you checked the admin logs?

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    Log entries check and none relating to your ID shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDick&Vick View Post
    Log entries check and none relating to your ID shown.
    It seems there is a major security issue with the site, what steps are being taken to "plug" this leak?
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    Perhaps if the person who says it is possible to hack the site tells us how it is done it will save the people who are working on it a lot of time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose39uk View Post
    Perhaps if the person who says it is possible to hack the site tells us how it is done it will save the people who are working on it a lot of time?
    That is a good idea, as DrDick&Vick suggested it was an outside hack maybe he can shed some light on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Boogie View Post
    That is a good idea, as DrDick&Vick suggested it was an outside hack maybe he can shed some light on this?
    Actually it was Ve8 who has stated several times that it is possible to hack the site. So why not ask him to actually explain how it's done.

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    I'm sure its clear that I have 0% trust in TPTB, by releasing this info it could be used on other vulnerable sites that use the same platform. In a nutshell the info is freely available but I'm not going to be the one responsible for passing on exploits via PM or in open forum.

    I also suspect evidence of my knowledge would be used against me.

    Applying the latest forum updates will fix the issues - problem solved... but for some reason nobody will do it

    For the record the issues I'm aware of are read only, there is no way of altering member accounts etc by this method. IF my account was changed by unauthorised parties you have even bigger problems than I suspected.

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    Thank you, at least that narrows down the possibilities.


    As for forum software updates that is being looked into

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    I have always stated from when I first got involved with the GAGB and was asked to undertake any web work, 'I am not a skilled Webmaster' I have managed by learning as I go along, this is why Cassandy was invited to assist.
    I was not even aware that he problem was there as we have seen no signs of hacking before. I understand that updating the V.Bulletin software will solve the problems but I do not feel comfortable with doing the upgrade. If there is a member out there who would feel comfortable doing the upgrade why not contact the Chairman and offer your services.
    As far as my comments about Hackers, I have read that there have been a few cases of hacking recently on various forums, I believe that the EMCache forum was hacked and bought down recently.
    Why anybody should want to hack a site that is involved with such a low level importance hobby as geocaching I fail to see.

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