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Outage 9/24/2019

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    Outage 9/24/2019

    Hi All, Some of you may have noticed we had an outage yesterday for about 2 hours. We were attacked using what appeared to be a cross site scripting attack where they were able to download files to our server.

    Due to the other security in place on the servers it doesn't appear any data was breached from what I can tell in the logs. We've since taken steps to mitigate and hopefully eliminate this type of attack in the future. I apologize for the downtime, apparently someone doesn't like us... 🤷*♂️
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke

    #2
    I hadn't noticed, but wow...I'm glad it's fixed!
    “I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that everywhere, wherever you may be, the least plant may bring to you the clear remembrance of the Creator. If you see the grass of the fields, think of human nature, and remember the comparison of the wise Isaiah. “All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.”
    ― Basil the Great

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    • Admin
      Admin commented
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      Still in progress, I noticed more weirdness this morning.

    #3
    I noticed that last night. We must be doing something right if people have heard of us enough not to like us - keep up the good work!

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    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      My thoughts as well.

    • rubyyarn
      rubyyarn commented
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      Perhaps the folks in the Old Place don't like competition especially from folks they tossed out

    • WeeBizzom
      WeeBizzom commented
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      rubyyarn Yes, that was my first thought, too. (I just said "people" to be polite!)

    #4
    Thanks for the update. I didn't know what to do with myself so I had to knit.

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    • shrikewoman
      shrikewoman commented
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      Ha!! Good thing we can always keep ourselves occupied.

    • Hellokitten
      Hellokitten commented
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      Lol! You crack me up.

    #5
    Made some changes to improve security, post here if you find weirdness.
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke

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    • Lightning57
      Lightning57 commented
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      I keep getting the following message below when I try to read the Funnies listed under my notifications. All other notifications work.

      Sorry, you are not authorized to view this page.
      Please try logging in or logging in as different user Login or send a message to the admin

    #6
    I just tried to start a new blog and things seemed to get stuck on "working". I did a screen shot if you need it. Let me know.

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    • KnittingNana
      KnittingNana commented
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      duh. never mind. I think I was doing it wrong

    • Admin
      Admin commented
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      I've noticed occasionally when I post it's getting stuck in "working" as well but when I refresh it's there. I'm not sure _which_ thing I enabled is causing that but I'll dig into it, good to see that it's not just me it's happening to.

    #7
    I noticed something wonky...it may be a cache issue on my side...when I look at photos that I have posted in my groups, I see the formatting, too.

    Here's an example:

    https://fiberkind.com/sguncategorize...forever/page10

    Post #139

    Here is what I see:


    screenshot

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    • Char
      Char commented
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      I don’t think it is an issue on your end -
      I see the same thing.

    • Admin
      Admin commented
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      Ok, that's likely due to the security stuff I enabled, I made it so the server can't execute certain commands, I'll see about backing things off now that I've mitigated the attack.

    • Cablegrrl
      Cablegrrl commented
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      Thank you, Admin !! Everything is working great now.

    #8
    Slowly re-enabling the formatting features and keeping an eye open to make sure the patch resolved the issue.
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke

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      #9
      Well done Admin this must be exhausting for you to keep on top of. Thank you.

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      • qfknit
        qfknit commented
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        Admin - great move! That should deter future attacks here and maybe also throughout the internet.

      • WeeBizzom
        WeeBizzom commented
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        Admin You should have diverted it to That Other Place dot com - that'd show 'em!

      • qfknit
        qfknit commented
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        WeeBizzom - I understood the comment to be a report made and supporting data supplied to address potential cybercrime.

      #10
      So sorry. I didn't realize that you were under the gun and I shot off a note to admin that I was having issues. I thought it was just me.

      It's a testament to the great job you are all doing with this site running so smoothly, that it never even occurred to me that you could be under attack.

      Great job...great site...Thank you for all your hard work.
      Susan from NJ is glad to be here

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        #11
        Oh my goodness! You poor thing! I cannot imagine what it must be like to have to put up with this! I can barely get around on this confounding thing and type it the right place. You've done a wonderful job! Oh, I just learned this today Admin ! I guess it's true that you learn something new every day! One of the other users showed me how to do the @ thingy. I forget what she called it. Anyhow, thank you for your hard work. I do hope you know you aren't taken for granted. This is a wonderful message place where we can talk to each other! I came to the main part because I was looking for someone to help me with a lovely group I was invited to and ran across this subject. I do hope someone in here can help me or tell me where to put my message post for help. I joined the group and finally figured out how to get to it. I see on the side where it says there are posts and comments but I can't see any of them. I would really like to be able to see the posts! Everyone has been so welcoming and enjoyable. I don't want to miss a single thing!

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        • qfknit
          qfknit commented
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          Crafty1x100 - welcome!

          Mentioning someone with an "at" symbol before their name is called "tagging" them.
          The person you tag will receive a notification and link to the post.
          I tagged you, so you can see how this works.

          Where to put your message post for help: In Tech Support. (This "Outage..." topic is also in Tech Support.)
          The FiberKind website basically consists of Forums, Groups, Marketplace.
          Tech Support is in Forums.
          Navigation summary, to locate Tech Support: Home > Forum > General > Tech Support
          Link to Tech Support: https://fiberkind.com/forum/general/tech-support

        #12
        qfknit thank you for your help! You laid out the instructions so beautifully! Not to sound morbid but tagging sounds like what they do in the morgue. At my age I would prefer to not think of that! I don't know why I couldn't think of the word forum. I finally gave up trying to remember what it was called and just said message place. I'm a bit embarrassed about that! I cannot thank you enough for including the tech support page! I am still learning my way around on this computer and website forum so it helps so much!

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        • qfknit
          qfknit commented
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          Crafty1x100 - I think "tag" in this sense is like a child's game of tag - tapping someone - you're "it"!
          Kind of like taking turns talking... "tag"... your turn.


          LOL, if you are 60+, you might enjoy joining the group called Elderberries... check their list of Topics... Chit Chat is one of the oldest topics and several people post there regularly.
          Link: https://fiberkind.com/social-groups/...lderberries-60
          Click "Join" and "Subscribe".
          Last edited by qfknit; 10-09-2019, 06:26 PM.

        #13
        qfknit I'm sorry! I was trying to write underneath what I wrote like you did. I did it last night but I forgot what I did!

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