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    When I saw this I thought it might be fake, the English was bad.
    Mods; can you email your warning to members directly ? It might prevent a costly mistake for some.

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    As soon as I saw a link and the word "download " I deleted the email. Secondly, I'd find it odd if any moderators emailed me directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    I wonder what the "fix" does if someone falls for it.

    If only they would use their powers for Niceness instead of evil.
    If only we didn't live in the universe we live in.
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    Honestly, the first thing I thought of was Wallace.

    I doubt it was an insider (or banned ex-member) though...an insider might've taken more care to make it seem authentic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'd find it odd if any moderators emailed me directly.
    ...you don't know what they're capable of... Potentially!



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    On the upside...this little mostly-non-incident was a good reminder that I'd not updated my password in quite a while (and that the one I had was pretty vulnerable).
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    "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible", Frank Zappa.

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    Yeah, I woke to the same email and immediately came to PE to verify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    You need to make this warning more prominent
    Agreed - this need to be seen by everyone, I guessed it was a scam but was about to write to the admins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    I suppose that's humour and nothing to do with Wallace & Svet getting back at us
    I haven't looked at Snake Oil Audio this week, but last time I looked in, the Liliputians had tied him to the ground and were lobbing bricks at him. He labeled them all "pigs," and Wally was on his side, but the cretins were ganging up on him.

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    ^ "Him" being Svet.

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    Actually I came right to this sight to read the multi-page-bitch-fest rivaling a yes / genesis thread....

    Thanks for looking out for us Uncle Duncan.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Honestly, the first thing I thought of was Wallace.
    Wallace doesn't have 1/10 of the computer know-how to pull off a hack and a mass mailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    You should also always be alerted when the download link doesnt match progressiveears.org but is going somewhere else.

    BUT there must be some kind of vulnerabilty, since the Opera browser warns you that progressiveears.org has a problem...
    Firefox has recently been warning me that the PE login is not secure.
    Let's blow this dinosaur heap.

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    You guys really need to e-mail everyone in your database about this. Not everyone is a regular user and you cannot expect them to come to the site and find out it's a scam. (It's not even on your home page.) Be proactive about it. And, yes, you should get an SSL cert for the site.
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    Lets be clear though you were hacked. They emailed me at an email address I only use here. As a web developer I use a different email address on every site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    Firefox has recently been warning me that the PE login is not secure.
    This. Type in 'Progressive Ears' on Google and it actually says 'This site may be hacked'. It is redirecting to something called 'My File Store' if you access the site via Google (which I usually don't anyway)...this was flagged up in the forum long ago and yet nothing changed, it's still doing it now. Worrying.

    When I looked this morning (in the UK) after reading this alert there was no e-Mail and now I see I have one, seemingly sent only two and a half hours ago. So is this still going on?
    Last edited by JJ88; 04-19-2017 at 09:25 AM.

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    Boy, that Geoff Downes just won't let it go, will he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    You should also always be alerted when the download link doesnt match progressiveears.org but is going somewhere else.

    BUT there must be some kind of vulnerabilty, since the Opera browser warns you that progressiveears.org has a problem...
    Yes, we still get this message:

    "Malicious site warning.

    This site may be hacked or contain malicious software. Visiting this page may be harmful.

    Opera Software strongly discourages visiting this page.

    Why was this page blocked?

    Reported by Yandex. Our fraud reports are maintained by third-party vendors."

    Yandex is a Russian service that also has their own web-browser.

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    Silly me - thinking there was the possibility of porn involved - clicked on the links.
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    Saw the warnings here, checked and saw the email and moved it to the trash folder. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    WE HAVE BEEN HACKED!

    If you get an email, or see any post from "Admin" telling you to follow a link to fix a security vulnerability ...

    IGNORE IT

    It's a scam.


    Thanks,


    The (real) Admin
    But somehow your website got hacked since they've got hold of all our emails!!!

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    'This sight may be hacked'

    Good Morning...

    First of all - my experience here has been the same as some of this threads comments. I noticed several weeks ago, in blue type, the comment 'This sight may be hacked' when I first Googled ProgressiveEars to get to this sight. When opening the PE sight, I too would get directed to 'Firefox'. My apology for not saying something a while ago. When I went to Progressive FORUMS I did not get re-directed. Thought little of the hack possibility since that discovery.....

    This, along with sooooooo much advertising and 'click here' aspects of the modern day sights (sometime just to navigate the cursor is a chore) , has me quite frustrated with the internet at times!

    Good to see this scenario being addressed.

    Carry On
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    Shit, I'm almost tempted to go to Snake Oil just to see bricks being thrown at Svet. Almost.

    I agree that there should be massive email sent to all members just so everyone is aware. Chrome is telling me the site is not secure. Then again it does the same for me on Metafilter, the Hoffman forum, etc.
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    I recall a story, years back of a Russian hacker being discovered and beaten to death with a baseball bat. it was as gruesome a murder as could ever happen. I've quietly wished this death upon every attempted hacker since then.

    Thanks for staying on top of this.

    reminds me of a few weeks back. My wife got a call from a woman saying she worked for the IRS and they were going to arrest her if she didnt pay them $5000. I took the phone from my wife and said: "yes who am I speaking with?" The voice responded "we are the IRS and you owe 5k in back taxes". I said "This is officer Shrek from the FBI. Please give me your badge number..."

    ... click.

    We had a good laugh. and no repeated calls
    I got nothin'

    ...avoiding any implication that I have ever entertained a cognizant thought.

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