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(The Consumerist)   Dear Consumerist: A website has been forwarding me to outside attack sites. Is five million dollars an appropriate amount to sue for, or should I ask for ten?   (consumerist.com) divider line 21
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2012-10-03 08:40:44 AM
Well, I at least give them credit for hashing and salting. Seems like the last few sites to get taken down kept their passwords stored in a text file.
 
2012-10-03 08:48:38 AM

FitzShivering: Well, I at least give them credit for hashing and salting. Seems like the last few sites to get taken down kept their passwords stored in a text file.


It's amazing how some people get jobs in IT....
 
2012-10-03 08:49:17 AM
Wa there ever a site more dedicated to self righteous biatching and whining?
 
2012-10-03 08:50:08 AM
And you have to give them props for manning-up and being open about it. Will they locate the offenders? Unlikely.
 
2012-10-03 08:50:31 AM

loki see loki do: Wa there ever a site more dedicated to self righteous biatching and whining?


Fark?

/had to
 
2012-10-03 08:51:04 AM

loki see loki do: Wa there ever a site more dedicated to self righteous biatching and whining?


Well, there's the Consumerist, but, yea, Fark is probably the worst.
 
2012-10-03 08:51:11 AM
COMSUNERIST THREAD
 
2012-10-03 08:51:39 AM

LDM90: loki see loki do: Wa there ever a site more dedicated to self righteous biatching and whining?

Fark?

/had to


DAMMIT
 
2012-10-03 08:56:47 AM

LDM90: loki see loki do: Wa there ever a site more dedicated to self righteous biatching and whining?

Fark?

/had to


/Internet high-five
 
2012-10-03 08:58:29 AM

loki see loki do: Was there ever a site more dedicated to self righteous biatching and whining?


jebswebs.net
You are only allowed to comment in crayon.

oops almost forgot, Oprah Gangnam Style
 
2012-10-03 09:06:30 AM
The kerning on their headlines make them unreadable.
 
2012-10-03 09:08:33 AM
thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2012-10-03 09:12:19 AM
lulz.
 
2012-10-03 09:25:32 AM
Funny, how even with the best security practices, there will *always* be someone who will be able to hack your site deface your poster.
 
2012-10-03 09:30:30 AM

Dahnkster: oops almost forgot, Oprah Gangnam Style


Agreed.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-03 09:35:00 AM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: FitzShivering: Well, I at least give them credit for hashing and salting. Seems like the last few sites to get taken down kept their passwords stored in a text file.

It's amazing how some people get jobs in IT....


Dude.
I had no experience.
Took the tech support job 11 years ago, and I learned one big thing.
I should have become an IT guy decades ago.
Apparently you need to know nothing to get one.
Kind of like programmers.
 
2012-10-03 09:43:17 AM
TFA We also intend to notify registered users via email. This may take some time, as we have to set up new systems to process a large scale email.

I'm not a shell coder, but this should about do it:


#!/bin/bash
suckers="/tmp/ourreadersmailaddresses.txt"
oops="/tmp/mailtext.txt"
counter=1
while read line
do
echo "informing $line";
mail -r "­noreply­[nospam-﹫-backwards]sessa­b­mud*c­o­m" -s "We were hacked" "$line" < $oops;
counter=$(counter+1));
if [ $(( $counter % 50 )) -eq 0 ]; then
echo "letting the mail server and spam filters breathe";
sleep 30;
fi;
done < $suckers;
 
2012-10-03 09:56:00 AM

The Voice of Doom: TFA We also intend to notify registered users via email. This may take some time, as we have to set up new systems to process a large scale email.

I'm not a shell coder, but this should about do it:


#!/bin/bash
suckers="/tmp/ourreadersmailaddresses.txt"
oops="/tmp/mailtext.txt"
counter=1
while read line
do
echo "informing $line";
mail -r "noreply[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sessabmud[* image 7x13]com" -s "We were hacked" "$line" < $oops;
counter=$(counter+1));
if [ $(( $counter % 50 )) -eq 0 ]; then
echo "letting the mail server and spam filters breathe";
sleep 30;
fi;
done < $suckers;



I am a shell coder so I'm getting a kick out of your response.

/looks good to me.
 
2012-10-03 10:06:15 AM

The Voice of Doom: TFA We also intend to notify registered users via email. This may take some time, as we have to set up new systems to process a large scale email.

I'm not a shell coder, but this should about do it:


#!/bin/bash
suckers="/tmp/ourreadersmailaddresses.txt"
oops="/tmp/mailtext.txt"
counter=1
while read line
do
echo "informing $line";
mail -r "noreply[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sessabmud[* image 7x13]com" -s "We were hacked" "$line" < $oops;
counter=$(counter+1));
if [ $(( $counter % 50 )) -eq 0 ]; then
echo "letting the mail server and spam filters breathe";
sleep 30;
fi;
done < $suckers;


I won't be impressed 'til you do it in Powershell! ;)

/lugs out 19000 page Powershell reference book
 
2012-10-03 01:42:26 PM

The Voice of Doom: TFA We also intend to notify registered users via email. This may take some time, as we have to set up new systems to process a large scale email.

I'm not a shell coder, but this should about do it:


#!/bin/bash
suckers="/tmp/ourreadersmailaddresses.txt"
oops="/tmp/mailtext.txt"
counter=1
while read line
do
echo "informing $line";
mail -r "noreply[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]sessabmud[* image 7x13]com" -s "We were hacked" "$line" < $oops;
counter=$(counter+1));
if [ $(( $counter % 50 )) -eq 0 ]; then
echo "letting the mail server and spam filters breathe";
sleep 30;
fi;
done < $suckers;



Emailing one at a time is going to be a nightmare once you get into the thousands.
 
I have direct access to my mail server, so I can just dump all the emails in there as text files.  It can process 20,000 emails in like a minute or less.  Maybe much less, its been awhile since I did the stress test.
 
2012-10-03 04:01:03 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
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