Originally Posted by 65CV
..What effect, if any, did the security breach have on members who accessed the site during the time the malicious code was in place? Any links?...
my understanding is it depends on WHERE the funky code is inserted...
and IF the member follows any links to other sites OR copies/downloads any files from either site.
(which is ONE of the reasons taking the site OFFLINE 4 awhile protects members from being hooked)
we don't 'share' here in the sense that f/book or other virtual communities do
and HOPEFULLY we don't include truly sensitive material in our user profiles.
some of the info i've scanned on this suggests site passwords might be at risk for SOME members.
as bob notes (l i pets) above this started a while back on community sites.
(((that assumes whatever happened IS related to the earlier link and i do NOT know this is EXACTLY what happened...)))
i'm confident that andyR and the crew is hard at work on this thing.
keep in mind he's got a basket full of communities (cars, royals, boats, rvs, cooks, music fans, retirement/finance)...
that appear to have been taken by this issue.
although the fiberglass rv site and book reader site were apparently not involved (different server perhaps?)
as the use and enrollment of these virtual communities grows, villains will become more common.
so the filters, protections will need to keep pace AND members need to stay alert...
don't leave the keys in your puter and the processor running, some1 will steal it!
i suspect ONCE and AFTER the mess is really cleaned up, we'll get a good explanation from the staff...