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    Well this is good news, but in all that has happened.

    Can this have

    been done before, and cut out the middle man and fix all this after the first hack... I understand it is a freaking pain to get all hackers from hacking the site/forum and in the future it will happen again and yes the upgrade all them months back helped

    But hackers adapt and so does the staff need to adapt to counter this, to reduce the impact on the money invested in running the forum and staff and the members as a whole

    But future hackers will find a way round this and that is a strong FEAR to have

    When, were, how and at what cost to the site/forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    Well this is good news, but in all that has happened.

    Can this have

    been done before, and cut out the middle man and fix all this after the first hack... I understand it is a freaking pain to get all hackers from hacking the site/forum and in the future it will happen again and yes the upgrade all them months back helped

    But hackers adopt and so does the staff need to adopt to counter this, to reduce the impact on the money invested in running the forum and staff and the members as a whole

    But future hackers will find a way round this and that is a strong FEAR to have

    When, were, how and at what cost to the site/forum
    All we can do is attempt to adapt in return. In my experience, the only truly protected server is the one that is unplugged. Security is a never-ending battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    All we can do is attempt to adapt in return. In my experience, the only truly protected server is the one that is unplugged. Security is a never-ending battle.
    That is so true friend... Just nice to be aware off what is out there and what can actually harm the site
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    I suspect many of you don't understand just how costly and timely it is to keep a forum running. Servers aren't cheap and neither is security. Blaming PSU for the successful hack is pointless. It could've happened to any vBulletin forum. It was just unfortunate that the hackers chose us. That said, with my understanding, work is being done to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    I suspect many of you don't understand just how costly and timely it is to keep a forum running. Servers aren't cheap and neither is security. Blaming PSU for the successful hack is pointless. It could've happened to any vBulletin forum. It was just unfortunate that the hackers chose us. That said, with my understanding, work is being done to make sure this doesn't happen again.
    It can be costly, sure. That's a general term though, "costly".

    I'll leave it at that because I'm not going to get into a pissing contest regarding the "costs" here.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
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    I blame the useless internet and that evil brand coke cola
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    I blame the useless internet and that evil brand coke cola
    Do you really want to live in a world without Coca-Cola?




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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3freak18 View Post
    Do you really want to live in a world without Coca-Cola?
    I get your point and cross reference it with my own conclusion and the answer is

    YES
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    I get your point and cross reference it with my own conclusion and the answer is YES
    I took his point and cross referenced it with your conclusion and then divided that by 5 and what I got was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJx-uGRsiNU

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    Site's been pretty stable since the crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    Site's been pretty stable since the crash.
    I pressed the "ON" button.




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    Just had a 500 error. Could have been served reboot though.




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    I'd rather have 500 errors than the site totally disappearing. Lesser of two evils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    I'd rather have 500 errors than the site totally disappearing. Lesser of two evils.
    Yeah, the occasional 500 is going to happen. But hopefully we have stabilized it to the point that claud3 doesn't have to contemplate the outside world....for a while at least.

    I talked with StevenW about destroying coca-cola. He gave me that tired old "not enough money" line again. geez....that guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Yeah, the occasional 500 is going to happen. But hopefully we have stabilized it to the point that claud3 doesn't have to contemplate the outside world....for a while at least.

    I talked with StevenW about destroying coca-cola. He gave me that tired old "not enough money" line again. geez....that guy
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    Ok here's a very weird problem.
    The forum is working for the most part atm, but this particular thread doesn't work at all.
    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...n-€5-4bn-deal

    It's the only thread that just won't open, after ~30 seconds i get the message that the site could not be opened (404).
    Maybe it's just me, maybe you guys can make sense of this - just putting it out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast of Bourbon View Post
    Ok here's a very weird problem.
    The forum is working for the most part atm, but this particular thread doesn't work at all.
    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...364;5-4bn-deal

    It's the only thread that just won't open, after ~30 seconds i get the message that the site could not be opened (404).
    Maybe it's just me, maybe you guys can make sense of this - just putting it out there
    Thats been happening for ages, its due to a ' or whatever in the thread title. Only way to access those threads is by finding it manually.

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    Strange it's the first time i get this error but thanks for clearing it up.
    Still can't find the error in my hyperlink though

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    I few threads are like that and i just stay from a while and go back to them and some open and some never do... Strange indeed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast of Bourbon View Post
    Strange it's the first time i get this error but thanks for clearing it up.
    Still can't find the error in my hyperlink though
    Yeah, I haven't been able to find any rhyme or reason to this. It is something deep in the bowels of vBulletin and it isn't just us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Thats been happening for ages, its due to a ' or whatever in the thread title. Only way to access those threads is by finding it manually.
    Huh.....after I read this, I dug a little further. It is an encoding issue for links with certain special characters.

    Compare the link to the thread versus the link to the latest post.

    Thread:

    www.psu.com/forums/showthread.php/316957-Microsoft-buys-Nokia-s-mobile-phone-arm-in-%C2%805-4bn-deal

    Latest post:

    www.psu.com/forums/showthread.php/316957-Microsoft-buys-Nokia-s-mobile-phone-arm-in-%C2_5-4bn-deal

    It is not formatting the Euro symbol correctly. Will need Europe to ditch that currency. But that is beyond me.

    F34R, you're up.
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    But all is so working fine big time... I can even use my phone for the forum
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