GeoCheck hakkeroitu!

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ihmiskoira
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GeoCheck hakkeroitu!

Viesti Kirjoittaja ihmiskoira » Ma 02.02.2015 16:18

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Tuollainen uutinen heti avaussivulla: GeoCheck.org
GeoCheck hacked!

Unfortunately, I have just learned, that Geocheck.org has been hacked. The entire database has been downloaded, including cache solutions and hashed passwords.

The passwords are hashed, so they are fairly secure, especially for longer or more complex passwords. However, to be sure, it is recommended for everyone to change their passwords. If you use the same password at Geocaching.com or other sites, I recommend changing them there as well. Additional security surrounding the passwords have been implemented going forward. Further, the vulnerability used to hack the site has been plugged.

A file has been released on the Internet with about 27.000 cache solutions. Of those about 50% comes from GeoCheck.org, the rest originate from somewhere else - exactly where is unknown at the moment.

To reiterate: The entire database has been downloaded, including all the cache solutions from GeoCheck.org. That means that there are still a lot of solutions downloaded that hasn't been published publicly (yet). Though sites hosting the file containing the leaked solutions have been contacted to try to force the sites to retract them, past experience unfortunately dictates that once data is in the wild it is hard/impossible to obliterate.

Words cannot express how sorry I am for this to happen - and how astounded I am of the time and ressources unscrupulous hackers will dedicate to hacking a site supporting the simple innocent pastime that is Geocaching - without any possibility of financial gain or glory. In an age where government sites and large corporations are hacked as a matter of course, providing bulletproof and complete protection for hobby projects such as GeoCheck has proven to be very difficult.

I can only appeal to the better nature of geocachers worldwide and earnestly implore folks to not use the coordinates to cheat - but instead acknowledge the time and effort cache owners have dedicated to creating interesting and ingenious puzzles.

Once again, I am very sorry for this to happen!

Sincerely,
Samuel AKA iChicken
Kannattaa vaihtaa salasanat, -ja varsinkin mikäli on käyttänyt samaa muissa palveluissa, vaikkapa täällä.. :| Tuskinpa tuolla murrolla mitään mysteeriratkaisuja pilkitään..
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ihmiskoira
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Re: GeoCheck hakkeroitu!

Viesti Kirjoittaja ihmiskoira » Ma 02.02.2015 16:59

Ei ihan mahdottoman hyvältä näytä. :( : http://translate.google.com/translate?= ... book-user/

Tuolta voi tsekata, onko (toistaiseksi) vuotaneiden joukossa omia jemmoja: http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1 ... sp=sharing

Kandee varmaan Haksunkin olla tärppänä, kun tällaista hienostuneempaa ryhmässä ratkontaa on liikkeellä..
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TeemuH
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Re: GeoCheck hakkeroitu!

Viesti Kirjoittaja TeemuH » Ma 02.02.2015 17:35

Finland haulla löytyi listalta kaksi kätköä. Helovirran PCC ja deemuksen Joensuun curling-halli.

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