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Thread: Ubuntuforums have been hacked.....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Ubuntuforums have been hacked.....

    I received the following e-mail this morning from the


    You are receiving this message because you have an account registered with this address on

    The Ubuntu forums software was compromised by an external attacker. As a result, the attacker has gained access to read your username, email address and an encrypted copy of your password from the forum database.

    If you have used this password and email address to authenticate at any other website, you are urged to reset the password on those accounts immediately as the attacker may be able to use the compromised personal information to access these other accounts. It is important to have a distinct password for different accounts.

    The website is currently offline and we are working to restore this service. Please take the time to change your account password when service is restored.

    We apologize for any inconvenience to the Ubuntu community, thank you for your understanding.

    The Canonical Sysadmins.

    At first I was dubious but surfing to the proved it was for real...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Yes ,make you wonder what OS the dit use,hope the are fast back.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    St. Thomas, USVI
    Hi all

    Ubuntu has just gotten over $8 Million dollars so far in donations for the upcoming:

    The Ubuntu Edge is the next generation of personal computing: smartphone and desktop PC in one state-of-the-art device.

    Seems that a lot of people like it.

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