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Persomnia
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« on: October 10, 2010, 12:08:55 PM »
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Didi you noticed that the site has been defaced on Saturday night (EU time)?
It seems that everything is now back to normal, but I have been worried that old the good stuff here may disappear.

May I ask how the content is secure and how I could help mirroring some ?
(weekly sql hosting, etc...)

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 02:26:44 PM »
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Persomnia,

Best Bet would be to PM Nif, as he's not on the site every day.  He's the keeper of the keys to the site.

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Persomnia
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 02:33:56 PM »
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Hi Kane,

Thanks for the advice !
(Should have thought of that myself ^^)

L.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 12:05:02 AM »
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Yeah kane dropped me an e-mail and I rushed in, the hacker merely changed the index file, but the vulnerability is still out on the loose, I am still pending a full site software files replacement, to make sure there is no backdoor in the site though.

The only reason I have not done it yet is that it is a very sensitive thing and I don't want to leave the site out for any time it doesn't have to.

As for backups, I do monthly backups to my own home computer of both the database and the files and my server has weekly backups as well, don't think ats goes anywhere, at most we loose a week or less than a month of posts.
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Persomnia
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 07:47:19 AM »
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Happy to learn that all backups are in place : it is often not the case on such forum !
Thanks for that and th PM !

L.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 09:02:49 AM »
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Heh, before I ever found about Midnight and AtS the site suffered a huge loss and many posts went the way of the dodo, the sages of the site like Kane will recall such time. When I assumed the site from Todd I had one clear goal in my mind:

AtS must live on, it is the best rpg community I have ever been part of.
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Persomnia
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 10:12:51 AM »
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Clear insight !
Tuff to learn the hard way : from the tons of good contents here, I can just grief for what may have been lost !

I'll so sleep reassured, only the shadow troubling my dreams.
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