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Old 21. Feb 2016, 06:50 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Joe, I use the Hasher myself. You introduced me to it sometime back The one I use is IgorWare Hasher. http://www.igorware.com/hasher I downloaded the latest version a few days ago. This one is polished and is a pleasure to use.

I never heard of the Terminal being used for this purpose. Then again, it is used so extensively in Linux that I am not surprised. Thank you for the support.

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Old 21. Feb 2016, 08:03 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Although I've heard of it, I have never used Igorware Hasher. Nevertheless, I just tested it under Wine and it works. And yes, you are sorta expected to learn to use the Terminal in Linux but not everyone likes geeky things.
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Linux Mint: All forums users should change their passwords

That's on the Linux Mint blog which is, er, hopefully safe to visit.
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Old 22. Feb 2016, 12:41 AM   #44 (permalink)
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................And yes, you are sorta expected to learn to use the Terminal in Linux but not everyone likes geeky things.
Strangely, and fortunately for me, I like it
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Old 22. Feb 2016, 01:14 PM   #45 (permalink)
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According to ghacks the MD5 sums were changed
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/21/lin...es-compromised
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Apparently a "random" act by some lone hacker.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-...mint-backdoor/
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Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa is back on line with all versions and download mirrors. They must have worked really hard to bring it back so soon!

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
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Forum is still down.
Guess it's a lesson for all the other distros.

You wonder though... if one hacker can do something like this, what would it be like if they were more working together? Subject matter for another thread.
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Forum is still down.
Guess it's a lesson for all the other distros
Forum must be a nightmare, all the e-mails exposed and passwords cracked. The hacker has already sold the forum data base to one buyer for $85. Talk about adding insult to injury!

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You wonder though... if one hacker can do something like this, what would it be like if they were more working together?
I have been thinking about it all day, how one scoundrel can cause so much damage and devilment and get away with it
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Old 24. Feb 2016, 02:49 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Certainly the forum being hacked is likely to cause trouble especially for those who have the same password for their email account. This situation though is no different to data that was hacked on other sites including LastPass and VTech. Even dear old demented Donald Trump had his hotels database hacked although I doubt he will be talking about this on the campaign trail.

Regarding the Mint OS itself, contrary to the headless chickens populating many forums, the only users affected are those who downloaded the Cinnamon version on the attack date.

"As far as we know, the only compromised edition was Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition.

If you downloaded another release or another edition, this does not affect you. If you downloaded via torrents or via a direct HTTP link, this doesn’t affect you either.

Finally, the situation happened today, so it should only impact people who downloaded this edition on February 20th."

As many of these will have been torrent downloads, the numbers of affected machines will be very small.

The interesting factor is what little value the hacker can expect to gain from this. Having a few Linux machines as part of a bot net is not too productive as the majority of those affected will already have taken remedial action. Selling the forum database at $85 a kick is also going to die a death and is hardly worth the risk considering the authorities are well capable of backtracking a sting if they are so inclined. I can only conclude therefore the intention was either to derail Mint because of its popularity or is yet again the work of some spotty life devoid kid with nothing better to wet his/her pants over.
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