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Great that we are back

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:59 pm

Just found, that the forum is back online. That is really great news.

I express my deepest thank to Clem and whoever was involved in the hard work to make it possible again to communicate here. I missed it in the last days.

I was very sorry, when I read the bad news on last Sunday, what had happened to the Mint site. I feel with the Mint team, what might have gone through their mind. Seeing that the blog site is at now in maintenance state you seem to have still some work to do. I sent you my best wishes for y good ending. When finished you have really earned a break.

We say here: What does not kill us makes us stronger. I say this in regard of the team and the project and combine this with my best wishes. :D

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Post by rdonnelly » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:03 pm

Glad to see the site back too. The nerve of those characters to hack this site, but they do know the only way to crack Linux is to build it into the original source. At least that makes me feel secure knowing there is no other way.
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Re: Great that we are back

Post by The-Wizard » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:11 pm

who care the phpBB basic page is naff, its great the management team have us on line, Is someone frightened of us this is the second major down in 6 months, well done to get it cleaned and up again so quick

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Post by clem » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:11 pm

Yes, it feels good. Welcome back and please don't forget to change your password (we set it so phpbb will probably ask you anyway).

As you can see, it's not all ready yet. We'll take our time on the theme, there's more important things to do on other servers first.

Here you're now behing HTTPS (that doesn't protect against the kind of attacks we went through, but it helps if you're hacked locally... say you connect to the forums at a Mc Donalds, and it turns out the Mc Donalds Wifi you're on isn't run by Mc Donalds, but by a guy with a portable router in his pocket... without https he could intercept your password, with https he can't.).

We're also behind a global firewal and we've got new friends at Sucuri.net who scan our server for malware.

This phpbb is also version 3.1, so you'll see a few differences and some new features compared to the previous forums.
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Post by deleted » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:13 pm

It asked me right off.
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Re: Great that we are back

Post by GreyGeek » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:19 pm

Good job, Clem!
This new forum software is great!

I see that the first update that was triggered on my desktop was to the update manager, which now has the ability to detect TSUNAMI.

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by catfish12 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:28 pm

:D good stuff glad you are back keep up the good work

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Post by cholq » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:34 pm

Woo Hoo! Forums are back up and running!

Glad you got everything back online.

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Post by Habitual » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:38 pm

Glad to be here. Happy To Serve.

the blog on https seems to be messy.

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by eddier » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:55 pm

Very saddened to hear that people would sink so low as to attack a community driven website.
Well done the Team for a quick recovery.
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Re: Great that we are back

Post by clem » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:18 pm

There's a few issues with the blog still... it's mostly due to the theme linking to images in http and some issue with the comments.
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Re: Great that we are back

Post by Moem » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:23 pm

No worries, it'll be ready when it's ready, and until then we'll live with it. Good to have the forum back and GREAT to still have my lovely Mint! :D
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Re: Great that we are back

Post by Crewp » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:31 pm

Thank you Clem, and Linux Mint Team for all your hard work.
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Post by Neil Edmond » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:37 pm

Thanks to all for the extra effort required to overcome the attack by criminal elements.

Very glad the forum is back on-line. I may not post much, but I do enjoy reading about what's going on.

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by z31fanatic » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:43 pm

What happened? Who got attacked?

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by coffee412 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:54 pm

Holy Cow.

Its like my house burned down and I had no where to go.

Glad also that things are back up. I think when they catch who did it they should be neutered so that their offspring do not propagate. :twisted:

Many thanks for all the hard work everyone has accomplished on the forums. Its too bad there is such evil in the world.

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by ro55mo » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:57 pm

Just wanted to thank Clem and the team for their hard work over the last few days. Very sad that some low life parasite goes after a community project. I will be donating again and I am really looking forward to Mint 18!

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by Habitual » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:57 pm

clem wrote:There's a few issues with the blog still... it's mostly due to the theme linking to images in http and some issue with the comments.
I posted that as an FYI so others would realize it is not just their browsers.
I have been through this several times, so I know what you are going through and what to expect from such a transition.

Good Job and well done.
Thanks Clem and The Team.

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by Jim Hauser » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:10 pm

I shared info about the ISO hack on Facebook so others would know, but....., I hated to do it! Oh well. Glad this forum is back up! I had a hardware issue and was hoping to find a solution here. Too late now but I found the answer myself. Kind of like a pop quiz :D

Glad to see things are coming back again. Nice work folks!

THANKS!

Jim

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Re: Great that we are back

Post by rdonnelly » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:11 pm

z31fanatic wrote:What happened? Who got attacked?
http://linuxmint.com/

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994
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