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Old 14-03-2019, 06:46 PM   #1
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Someone is claiming he/she can see forum IP and MAC logs. Please investigate possible hacking

Bro, you see all the IP and Mac Addresses logs, this Ah Jason Chua and his clones accounts suddenly activated these few days, his clones had been camping here since you woke up this morning leh...you never noticed meh???

Maybe new set of clones because old set all miah seah pai and busuk liaoz....Leecycling like the Newater mah....
Please check whether it's your staff leaking info or you're being hacked.

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Old 15-03-2019, 10:04 AM   #2
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Please check whether it's your staff leaking info or you're being hacked.

Have you actually asked how he would be able to get the IP address info? Or do you just take him at his word?
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Old 15-03-2019, 12:45 PM   #3
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Have you actually asked how he would be able to get the IP address info? Or do you just take him at his word?
I don't see how he will divulge how he gets private info from the forum.
He has been confidently alluding that he has access to the info so many times.
It's disconcerting to say the least.








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Old 15-03-2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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A lot of the tracking features have already been clamped down upon, so much so that it's mostly available within the LAN. Most of the security measures put in place should be able avert most hacking concerns.
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A lot of the tracking features have already been clamped down upon, so much so that it's mostly available within the LAN. Most of the security measures put in place should be able avert most hacking concerns.
Thanks. So I believe that all users' private info will be safe and that person was trying to intimidate to cause alarm.
What else should forum users do to even better prevent leakage of info while using the forum?

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Old 15-03-2019, 02:27 PM   #6
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You can opt-in for 2FA based logins.

Other than that, there's not much else that's required on end-users.

Thanks. So I believe that all users' private info will be safe and that person was trying to intimidate to cause alarm.
What else should forum users do to even better prevent leakage of info while using the forum?

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Thanks. So I believe that all users' private info will be safe and that person was trying to intimidate to cause alarm.
What else should forum users do to even better prevent leakage of info while using the forum?

For their own personal info, they have to take care how they disseminate such data. The source of exposed data could actually be from other sources, especially social media.

Don't use simple, easy-to-guess passwords for the account. Regularly change passwords (3 or 6 month interval), although that's optional. Don't save the password on the browser, especially if you use public WiFi often.

Most of the times, a system's weakest point is usually the user. Some forsake security for the sake of convenience. Therein, lies the problem.
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Thanks to both VJ and lyfeforce for clarification and advice.


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