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honestly i probably have Crohn's disease and should see a doctor

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(Originally posted on: 03-07-12 10:20:19 AM)
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FUCK YEAH

I have restored the FAQ, the chat, the Google 100, the upload function and all of your uploaded files. Go poke around and see if you can get something to break.

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A few days ago I posted about how the INTL forum software was thoroughly infected with some spammer scripts. Also, I said that the forums would be taken offline permanently and replaced with software that would be updated on a regular basis. This decision was based on the conclusion that INTL5, being quite old, had a number of script holes and vulnerabilities that I simply did not have the time to fix.

I was wrong.

After doing my research I discovered numerous other Dreamhost sites with the exact same problem. It appears that we were hit by an exploit that was originally designed for Wordpress installations. This exploit was generalized to take advantage of any PHP-based site with lax security.

Also, I'm sure this will come as a surprise to everyone: free forum software sucks. It really does. phpBB advertises a multitude of plugins and modifications that, at first glance, appeared to do everything that INTL already does. They failed to mention that many of those plugins were built for old versions of their forum and have not been updated in years.

I decided to make an attempt at salvaging INTL once again. I have spent the past 5 days hand-cleaning cleaning scripts, editing the database and tightening security both inside our web directories and from the Dreamhost control panel. All of the uploaded files were salvaged as well. I think that I have slammed enough security down around the site to keep us from being reinfected. Your malware warnings should disappear in a few days if they haven't already.

However, there are many Dreamhost-based sites have been infected with the same garbage. Some DH users have noticed that entire shared-hosting servers will be infected in less than 1 minute. In other words, hundreds of sites, all running under different accounts on the same box, will end up compromised within 60 seconds. This information, coupled with the fact that DH lost a great many FTP/SSH usernames and passwords a few months ago, has led me to believe that the exploit is further up the chain than I can access.

As of today the forums are back online and should be mostly functional. For now I plan to stay with Dreamhost, since there is no hard evidence that the hacks are the fault of the host. The info came from a bunch of pissed off people on their support forums. If this happens again, though, we will be closing shop at this hoster and moving to another.

For those of you with websites or FTP servers hosted under this account, email or PM me. I do not plan to carry a bunch of old files with us if we move.
FUCK. YOU. VISSARIO.
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Surely something dumber has come up since my apparent forgetfulness for STDs and doctor visits.

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Reply 1 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 04:20:02 PM)
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Where will I go now to fulfill the internet excavator and crane fetish I've developed over the past few days?
Too lazy to reply properly.
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Reply 2 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 05:13:42 PM)
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thank you tpc!!
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Reply 3 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 05:14:26 PM)
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i'll let you know if i get any errors but richt now chrome thinks intl is clean
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Reply 4 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 07:26:19 PM)
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In thanks, I'll hook you up with a friend of mine that will fuck you. Oh wait, too late.
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Reply 5 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 07:31:13 PM)
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Hooray!

How's the general upkeep fund doing for cash?
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Reply 6 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 08:21:00 PM)
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Good to see my baby isn't gonna be taken behind the barn and put out of her misery. Also glad to see that it was a DH problem and not a "I suck at coding" problem.
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i didn't have the strength to get it all the way off

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Reply 7 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 08:24:23 PM)
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No malware warning! First time in a long time.

Way to go dude, thanks for all the effort.
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honestly i probably have Crohn's disease and should see a doctor

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Reply 8 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 09:43:26 PM)
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Since I don't feel like fucking with Paypal, there is currently no way to manage any kind of donation. The bills are paid until the end of the year and if finances ever become a problem I'll make a post, until then don't worry about it.

Fun fact: this morning I brought the forums online for a very short time to test some things. Within 10 seconds there were 20+ Chinese search engine crawlers and several spam bots crawling all over the site. The fact that we weren't immediately reinfected shows that whatever I did seems to be working for now.
FUCK. YOU. VISSARIO.
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Reply 9 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-07-12 09:53:00 PM)
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Also, based on traffic stats, this was the most popular thread by far, even amongst the spammers:

http://forums.interestingnonetheless.net/display.php?tid=24845
FUCK. YOU. VISSARIO.
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Reply 10 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-08-12 05:38:33 AM)
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Man I hope I didn't ever waste time reading all that crap
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Reply 11 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-08-12 12:33:16 PM)
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I thought it was going to be that smokey thread about his brother. I guess my faith in humanity is restored a little bit.
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Reply 12 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-08-12 12:33:38 PM)
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Also thanks for the hard work tpc
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Reply 13 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-08-12 02:40:55 PM)
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thanks TPC.
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Reply 14 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-08-12 11:08:49 PM)
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You rock, TPC.
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Reply 15 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 12:03:19 AM)
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TPC 2012
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Reply 16 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 09:36:34 AM)
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Everyone has homework now
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Reply 17 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 01:51:19 PM)
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what is it?
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Reply 18 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 02:30:08 PM)
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I can't upload shit. When I click the upload link the site yells at Dimi.
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Reply 19 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 02:32:34 PM)
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Refresh and/or clear browser cache.
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Reply 20 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 02:39:55 PM)
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Do we really need to be able to upload things? If it is any kind of security risk, why bother? We can just use imgur for pictures anyway.
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Reply 21 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 02:40:56 PM)
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I was feeling ballsy.

I'm working on bringing back the wiki too.
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Reply 22 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-09-12 09:18:16 PM)
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Yeah I don't see a need for an upload feature now that free upload sites are ubiquitous. We're in the era of the Cloud.
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Reply 23 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-10-12 05:25:05 AM)
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Awesome fix. I was enjoying the Under Construction page too!
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Reply 24 of 27 (Originally posted on: 03-10-12 07:55:20 AM)
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Quoted from It Wasn't Me:
Do we really need to be able to upload things? If it is any kind of security risk, why bother? We can just use imgur for pictures anyway.


I actually agree with this but you said to test it.
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