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December 27, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
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Is there anything there to be worried about? Or was it only my ISP?



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December 27, 2014, 02:37:09 PM
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It was unavailable fot me too about half an hour ago... Nothing to be worried about.
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December 27, 2014, 02:44:14 PM
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Is there anything there to be worried about? Or was it only my ISP?
Me too.
It happens to me about 20 minutes.
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December 27, 2014, 02:46:54 PM
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It was unavailable fot me too about half an hour ago... Nothing to be worried about.

The worry was whether the site itself was under some trouble or if any data was compromised. Thinking I should change my password, but don't want to do that either before I know its secure again.



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December 27, 2014, 02:47:53 PM
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Are you using any proxy ?
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December 27, 2014, 02:50:05 PM
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It was unavailable fot me too about half an hour ago... Nothing to be worried about.

The worry was whether the site itself was under some trouble or if any data was compromised. Thinking I should change my password, but don't want to do that either before I know its secure again.

Actual good practice would be changing your password each month at least Wink
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December 27, 2014, 02:51:13 PM
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I've been having the same problems but for the last month or so. Donate page goes down, wiki stays up.

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December 27, 2014, 02:52:49 PM
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It was unavailable fot me too about half an hour ago... Nothing to be worried about.

The worry was whether the site itself was under some trouble or if any data was compromised. Thinking I should change my password, but don't want to do that either before I know its secure again.

Actual good practice would be changing your password each month at least Wink

I don't want to change before I receive any word. Anyone shouldn't be typing in any kind of password right now. I was logged in through cookie.



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December 27, 2014, 02:59:59 PM
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The forum was down for me an hour ago. I was thought we might be getting the forum software upgrade! Apparently not.
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December 27, 2014, 03:10:44 PM
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Is there anything there to be worried about? Or was it only my ISP?
Me too.
It happens to me about 20 minutes.

also my pc down

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December 27, 2014, 03:11:43 PM
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I had also some issues nearly one hour ago. I hope it won't be down again.
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December 27, 2014, 03:13:19 PM
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Was in the bath so didn't notice anything, but it's probably nothing to worry about changing your password over. I remember when this forum used to go down for 10-30 minutes at a time quite often but this is the first time in a very long time it has apparently happened.

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December 28, 2014, 11:52:56 AM
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It happens to me once in a while

Were you able to connect to other websites though?
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December 28, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
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There was apparently a glitch in the DNS switchover to the NSA-hosted servers. The good thing is that with the better new hardware there should be less downtime in the future.

Seriously though there usually would be an announcement if the site was compromised.
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December 28, 2014, 12:15:25 PM
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The forum gets flooded with DDoS attempts from time to time and theymos doesn't want to use any DDoS mitigation that will aid an attacker in MiTM'ing the forum so it's somewhat difficult to prevent.

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December 28, 2014, 12:49:05 PM
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Seriously though there usually would be an announcement if the site was compromised.

Unlikely when the admins are away for the holidays.

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December 28, 2014, 05:54:05 PM
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It was apparently a short DoS attack. This kind of thing happens from time to time. It's nothing to worry about.

What you should worry about is if the HTTPS public key or IP address changes. I'll always post a PGP-signed announcement for such changes.

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December 28, 2014, 06:23:45 PM
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It was apparently a short DoS attack. This kind of thing happens from time to time. It's nothing to worry about.

What you should worry about is if the HTTPS public key or IP address changes. I'll always post a PGP-signed announcement for such changes.

For reference purposes, his last post on this is here.

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December 29, 2014, 11:38:41 AM
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It was apparently a short DoS attack. This kind of thing happens from time to time. It's nothing to worry about.

What you should worry about is if the HTTPS public key or IP address changes. I'll always post a PGP-signed announcement for such changes.

For reference purposes, his last post on this is here.

What does it mean for normal users like me? All I have to do is to make sure that the site link is https://.... ?



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December 29, 2014, 11:59:55 AM
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It was apparently a short DoS attack. This kind of thing happens from time to time. It's nothing to worry about.

What you should worry about is if the HTTPS public key or IP address changes. I'll always post a PGP-signed announcement for such changes.

For reference purposes, his last post on this is here.

What doe sit mean for normal users like me? All I have to do is to make sure that the site link is https://.... ?

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