MSX Resource Center is back in action

by snout on 15-08-2005, 21:12
Topic: MRC
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After almost a full week of downtime, the MSX Resource Center is back in action! So what happened? On August 9th, 16:50 a hacker managed to gain access to the MRC webserver and brought the entire webserver down. This left us with no other option than to do a full re-install and re-configuration of Debian Sarge, including taking extra measures to try and prevent similar things from happening again in the future.

It took us quite a while to get there, but as of now the MRC is (almost) fully operational again. The only thing we have not recovered yet is the MSX Club Groningen (July 2005) photoshoot, which we expect to be offering you again in the near future. (If you happen to have saved this photoshoot on your harddisk, please contact us about it).

Although we have no reason to believe the data in our database was obtained as well, we advise you to change your password just in case. If you have an account at the MRC but have forgotten your password you can retrieve it right here. We apologize for the inconvenience and would like to thank everybody who contacted us by phone, mail, MSN, ICQ and/or IRC to show their support to the MRC. It was highly appreciated. MSX forever!

The MSX Resource Center team.

Comments (35)

By tfh

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15-08-2005, 21:17

It's good to see ya guys back Smile Smile

By djh1697

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15-08-2005, 21:18

Thanks for coming back, I was suffering with depression"

By BiFi

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15-08-2005, 21:22

welcome back guys... and with some new things I see... like the clickable smileys again... and the russian site is online now as well.

By wolf_

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15-08-2005, 21:22

)o_O) "What's did you say, Carol-Ann?"

(^_^( "They heeeeeeeeeree!"

By snout

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15-08-2005, 21:27

Actually we need a few little extra tweaks before ru.msx.org can be launched for real. Hang in there! Smile The clickable smiles are back indeed. Thanks for all the quick and positive comments. Keep 'em coming! ^_^

By BiFi

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15-08-2005, 21:30

that explains why there is no official newspost yet about it, although the flag was added to the topbar.

By jltursan

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15-08-2005, 21:32

Welcome back to life! Smile

By J-War

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15-08-2005, 22:06

LOL!
o_O
LOL!

By mars2000you

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15-08-2005, 22:11

I hope that you have identified the hacker and that he will be strongly punished Wink

By Grauw

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15-08-2005, 22:54

Surely the passwords are stored in the database as MD5 hashes, right? Right??

If not, that’s really really bothersome.

~Grauw

By snout

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15-08-2005, 22:57

they are stored as md5 hashes, rest assured... as stated in the newspost... it's really a 'just in case'.

By poke-1,170

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15-08-2005, 23:22

mrc represent niggas !!!

By POISONIC

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15-08-2005, 23:29

welcome to the land of the living MRC Smile

By viejo_archivero

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15-08-2005, 23:40

Congrats go for the entire MRC team. Cool to have you back in action again! Smile

By Sonic_aka_T

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15-08-2005, 23:49

idd, a big thankyou to snout for all his hard work... (and to the hacker for bringing us clickable smileys again! Tongue)

By poke-1,170

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15-08-2005, 23:57

hehe you're right sonic...we should see the hacking as a blessing.......................................................... Wink

By [D-Tail]

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15-08-2005, 23:59

At the expense of having a week of downtime... hmmm... dunno Tongue

By poke-1,170

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16-08-2005, 00:01

naah it's good for people...means they have to get social again in the real life Tongue

By poke-1,170

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16-08-2005, 00:09

and, since MRC is back up again....I thik it might be a good idea to be nicer for eachother...
surely hacking an 8 bit computer related website is kinda childish don't you all think?
let's all shake hands and press play on tap..... ehhhhhh Wink

By POISONIC

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16-08-2005, 00:10

hey poke are u intending to hack commodore sites now....... Smile press play on tape.....

By poke-1,170

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16-08-2005, 01:39

hahahaha was waiting how long it would take till people would notice..fast enough Wink

By AuroraMSX

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16-08-2005, 09:35

\o/ Great to have you back, guys! I really missed my daily 'shot' of MRC Smile

By ibantxuyn

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16-08-2005, 10:06

welcome back Big smile

By viejo_archivero

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16-08-2005, 10:59

ibantxun has just resurrected!!! omg!! Smile

By POISONIC

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16-08-2005, 13:34

it took me less than a minute to figure out what press play.... meant as ex c64 user Smile

By MP83

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16-08-2005, 13:44

Thanks for coming back. I'm so happy now. Crying

By flyguille

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16-08-2005, 15:51

man!, i not want to change my password, i use the same in every forum.... that will be a long task
but more unconfortable will be to remember the new one

now, I am happy that MRC is up again!

By asrial

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16-08-2005, 17:00

It is indeed good to have you back.

By Unicorn

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16-08-2005, 19:11

MRC is back and THIS TIME IT'S WAR!

* Unicorn resumes a game of MSX "Aliens" by Activision & Square. *

By Maggoo

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16-08-2005, 19:18

Good to see you back guys ! Smile

By Sander

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16-08-2005, 22:50

Remember the time when we were little, and eveyone treated us nicely? With the growth of the MRC, I guess trying to hack us is part of being big. Who's gonna hack a page with 1 pageview a day? There's no honour to get there. Still it's wrong of course. Especially when people have to devote even more free time to get this beast running again. Thank you Snout for fixing the MRC and thank you visitors/members to quickly give back this community site the livelyness it deserves. Let's hope we can again spend many hours together on this site. Thank you all!

By Sander

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16-08-2005, 22:51

sniff.

By wolf_

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16-08-2005, 23:29

The sword of Damocles.

More power, more enemies.

By viejo_archivero

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17-08-2005, 06:26

(^_^( "More power!"
)O_o) "More power!"

By NYYRIKKI

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17-08-2005, 07:35

I felt pretty much lost while you were away. Good to have you back! I have home again. Smile