Cooking For Engineers

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by Michael Chu
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So, I just got back from my honeymoon and discovered that not only did we have one of our cars towed, but someone decided to "hack" my forums.

I'm in the process of trying to catch up on work, so this forums problem isn't going to be fixed for a little while.

Since both the comment engine and the forums are based on phpbb, and someone exploited a hole in phpbb, I've been forced to shut down both for the time being in order to preserve the rest of the website.

I do have the info backed up, but there's no point bringing them back online until I get a chance to update the forums with the appropriate patches. If anyone would like to point me in the right direction, feel free to e-mail me at cooking@cookingforengineers.com but I may not be able to respond immediately due to my work situation and general lack of free time.
Written by Michael Chu
Published on June 21, 2005 at 11:27 AM
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On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Well, that sucks. But congratulations on your marriage, and my this be the worst thing that ever befalls you!


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, Hazrul (guest) said...
phpbb does have a loophole. i'm not sure of any patches available for this. I run a web hosting business and i do feel well qualified with this subject. My recommendation would be to port over to a more secure forum system. I recommend invision board.


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, an anonymous reader said...
A engineer nerd like you having sex? Rock On~!


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, drbiggles_repost (guest) said...
He never mentioned he had sex, just a honeymoon.
He'll pull it together, this happens from time to time. Which is one of the many reasons I don't have a forum. No time to take care of business.
I just had a slice of bacon.

Biggles
www.meathenge.com


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, thekua (guest) said...
I don't know if you have upgraded to the latest phpBB, but if you want someone to tell you how to fix it, it would certainly help to say what version you are currently on and what exploit was used.


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Just got married? Congratz! I just celebrated my 1 year aniversary.

The Hermit


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Hi Michael, sorry to hear about the troubles. I just wanted to let you know that your website is very appreciated, despite what people who do such things make it seem.


And congrats on the marriage!


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Hey, Congradulations on your marrage. I hope that you and your new spouse live long and happy lives together. (Remember to always put the seat down, chicks like that, or so I hear :) )


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, Tracy (guest) said...
cheers!


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, Jess (guest) said...
Gawd that's frustrating. Why do people have to be such colossal jerks???

Congrats on your nuptials. Hope you're as happy as my hubby and I are.


On June 21, 2005 at 04:20 PM, an anonymous reader said...
kind of off topic, but does anyone know of a good recipie for licorice??

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