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    im let down

    ubuntu forums hacked !!!!!!!!!
    life is short i love free stuff {ubuntu}
    man o man i know i didnt pay but this hurt
    dont go the way of windows please
    stick it to the cheaters and liers and loosers that cant hack the real world
    its the only way to make them grow up to people that contribute and stead of taking

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    Re: im let down

    We've put many new measures in place to hopefully stop this from happening again, but part of the security of the forum also depends on the members. Don't let anyone have access to your account for any reason.

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    Re: im let down

    I agree Linux is the secure distro. That said nothing in this age is secure. Give the ones that cause everyone grief one chance to amend then punishment is in order. I don't know the detail of why anyone would hack Ubuntu a place where people help people but, let's not let it deter us from the course.
    My 2 cents. Thanks for the distro I love Xubuntu
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    Re: im let down

    If you read up on the psychology of the types that do these sort of things, you'd understand why.

    Lots of them do it "because I can" or for "a challenge" or "a dare".

    Basic human nature, dating back thousands of years.

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    Re: im let down

    I think the reason it was mainly done for bragging rights: "Hey look everyone, I hacked the Ubuntu Forums!" and then sit back and enjoy all the negative media coverage...
    Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: im let down

    Quote Originally Posted by erasmusp View Post
    I think the reason it was mainly done for bragging rights: "Hey look everyone, I hacked the Ubuntu Forums!" and then sit back and enjoy all the negative media coverage...
    Just my 2 cents.
    Absolutely agree.
    The unfortunate part is the fact that many people took the situation to mean that ubuntu (or linux) was badly protected, while it of course wasn't any indication of it.

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    Re: im let down

    It looks like the negative publicity worked, the number of users on line has nearly doubled over previous to the hack.

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    Re: im let down

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    It looks like the negative publicity worked, the number of users on line has nearly doubled over previous to the hack.
    Might it not also partially be the aided by the fact that, as I have noticed (myself included), many who already had accounts made new ones with the new system?

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    Re: im let down

    That would add to the number of registered users. But what he's saying is that there are substantially more people actually looking at the forums at any given time then there have been for a long time.
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    Re: im let down

    So..... would another hack double it again?

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