Password hack of fuels fears of in-the-wild 0-day attacks


János Pálinkás Forums software maker vBulletin has been breached by hackers who got access to customer password data and other personal information, in a compromise that has heightened speculation there may be a critical vulnerability in the widely used program that threatens websites that use it. “Very recently, our security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of forum user information, possibly including your password,” vBulletin Technical Support Lead Wayne Luke wrote in a post published Friday evening . “Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We have taken the precaution of resetting your account password.” The warning came three days after user forums for MacRumors—itself a user of vBulletin—suffered a security breach that exposed cryptographically hashed passwords for more than 860,000 users . When describing the attack, MacRumors Editorial Director Arnold Kim said the compromise in many ways resembled the July hack of the Ubuntu user forums , which also ran on vBulletin. Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments        

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Password hack of fuels fears of in-the-wild 0-day attacks


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