We covered a , so check it out for more safety guidelines. Despite however many things you put between your network and hackers, viruses, malware, what-have-yous, there are far more than them then there are of us. . This forum for many years has been hosted on a third-party software platform and how the attacker breached the forum is not yet known. Even though the passwords were hashed, it could be possible for a sophisticated thief to derive many of the passwords.
The vulnerability was fixed in v2. Follow him on Twitter at , or. It is now back up and more secure. No payment, license, or financial systems or other data were compromised. Issue is now - how do I get this problem sorted as I am only on trial version with one computer and the other 2 computers the programs are showing expired when they have been renewed as did my laptop before I uninstalled and reinstalled.
See this topic where I documented the problem,. If you can't trust antivirus sites, who can you trust? Some cute little hacker comin to take down our forums. I have seen a few that arrogantly think that they are too small of a target. My faith in the support ticket is not very strong for a timely response - I will check back for a response to this just in case as I have not posted my contact details. No payment, license, or financial systems or other data was compromised. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes and is an on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. As for Avast, the company doesn't publicly voice how the hackers gained access, but goes the forum software wasn't dully updated for the last two years, even though the software developer company released at least two patches since 2012, which seems to be the last time forum software was updated.
Although it was first only a rumor, it's official this time: the forum was hacked and some dangerous files were attached in order to install malware on visitors' computers. Last December, that stole the names, credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and three-digit security codes of customers who had purchased items over the prior few weeks. By now you should know better than to use the same password on different sites but if you do, and you also had an account on the Avast forums, change the passwords immediately. If you can't trust antivirus sites, who can you trust? Every year, billions of login details from hundreds of websites are taken in hacker attacks. Some people and organizations are just being lazy.
I mean: shouldn't every system be protected against brute forcing? Just wanted to pass this along in case anybody missed the Avast message in their junk mail. You can't hack paper, and if you chisel something into rock it'll be there years after you're gone. We are now rebuilding the forum and moving it to a different software platform. It was hacked over this past weekend and user nicknames, user names, email addresses and hashed one-way encrypted passwords were compromised. I recommend that computer users run password management software like , , and for better password security. That way your passwords can be as complex as you want, you don't have to remember them and even if your home is robbed, unless they stop to see where Latvia is in relation to Slovakia, they're not going to find it.
We are now rebuilding the forum and moving it to a different software platform. Like, shut it down after three wrong attempts! See if yours is one of them. We realize that it is serious to have these usernames stolen and regret the concern and inconvenience it causes you. There is one thing, however, that may make some of the most reckless users a bit nervous - passwords. I've noticed this with a lot of older people, and a simple example is my mother. You know, honestly, I feel better about them because they owned up to their mistakes.
Users may also change their other passwords like Facebook, gmail and other emails, banking etc. If you use the same password and user names to log into any other sites, please change those passwords immediately. If you use the same password and user names to log into any other sites, please change those passwords immediately. Good news though my support ticket got a response but it is telling me to do what I have already done so no further forward in resolution but hopefully on track for one. If you don't actually use something, get rid of it.
Eventually she said she would need to put in a support ticket to the billing area and when I showed her I had already done that with the acknowledgement ticket, her voice dropped and I stopped the call as it was now after 2am. The most obvious visual indication that something has gone badly wrong can be seen by anybody with an internet connection, just by visiting the Avast community forum at. On the hacking news blog you will find the latest security news. We are now rebuilding the forum and moving it to a different software platform. No sarcasm intended, just would like to know your interpretation.
This was received last Monday the 5th June and I have heard nothing further. How can my account details get hacked? The company has notified the users whose data they believe might have been compromised. Forum has been hacked, nothing else. If you use the same password and user names to log into any other sites, please change those passwords immediately. However, we do believe that the attack just occurred and we detected it essentially immediately.
I guess you must never let your guard down, even in 'trusted' sites. The Avast hack is the latest in a long line of hacks that have seen user credentials wind up in the wrong hands. Avast don't care, just keeps on truckin along, being all like 'We're all awesome and adorable, and we're gonna keep doin like we do. And, in fairness,Avast are far from the first security company to have suffered at the hands of internet attackers. I have Avast Premier, Clean up and Internet Security on 3 computers for 2 years. We are all human, we have the ability to make mistakes, so my perception on the Security company is unchanged, they admitted to a fault and are taking measures to correct it. What else can you do? So, what do we know by now? Since the community forum was using third-party software, no financial information got compromised, which is also somewhat comforting.