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Another Security Breach

Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:44 am

Okay, it's a website breach, not a Linux breach. But I post it here because it seems most appropriate.

I got this email just recently. Ain't nobody safe these days.


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.

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Re: Another Security Breach

Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:58 pm

yeah got one of them too.

The ubuntu forums have been a bit neglected so I'm not that suprised something like this has happened.
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