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Collin1000 last won the day on May 22 2012

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  1. How would you go about encrypting plain-text emails and technical support tickets? That's the issue. Technical support tickets by nature are plain text or easily decrypt-able so that they can be read by a human. The credit card information was hashed but all hashes can be cracked with effort. I've seen a huge increase in spam to my WHMCS email since the information was leaked. Email address, name, billing address, that's all plaintext. I suggest taking a read at this news article: http://news.softpedi...ign=twitter_web According to a user:
  2. Technical support. About half of all their customers had provided cPanel, WHMCS, or SSH login information for either the installation service, or for technical support.
  3. No, it wasn't, as they noted in the announcement. it was social engineering. they got Matt's email password, and then proceeded to hack his twitter, server, and whmcs. Think about it - if someone got into YOUR email, they could just reset all of your passwords, and boom. control. However, the hackers did leak the ENTIRE whmcs database to the public. all of the customer records and information. not good stuff.
  4. Not sure if you guys have heard yet, but the major provider of online billing for webhosting, WHMCS, has been hacked. http://forum.whmcs.com/showthread.php?t=47650 Change passwords, and take precautions as needed. WHMCS is like the #1 billing software for webhosting so it's not reassuring. If you're hosted at any site that is a WHMCS client, and they become compromised as a result of WHMCS's compromised information, you're still at risk.
  5. Yes that's true. If you scale it down it might work. Something more incentivized.
  6. I use SiteAutoBackup.com to take daily off-site (stored on AWS) backups of all my cPanel accounts. Works like a charm.
  7. It depends on how much I liked the site. Wikipedia asks me for donations, I'll chip in because I love Wikipedia and rely on it. But if some random forum asked me for donations, depending on how much I rely on it and love it, that would dictate how much I donate. $10 one time, maybe, but I can't see myself doing that monthly unless there's some perk tied to the monthly membership.
  8. If SOPA and political stances are important to you, get your domains from NameCheap and host with ASmallOrange. I use both of them and I am very satisfied. ASO has no overselling whatsoever so expect to pay more for less disk space.
  9. Agreed, people are trying to sell off their sites while they still can before they become totally useless. I'm glad that Google is pushing these low quality sites out of the SERP pages.
  10. I didn't realize people were actually Windows fans.... I thought that was just an Apple thing.
  11. I'm not really a fan of HostGator because they oversell their services and can't really provide what they promise. Unlimited isn't physically possible. If you need good database services - look into mediatemple. mediatemple.net -they are great.
  12. Google has started to seriously crack down recently on paid backlinks to boost PR, and now they are emailing site owners letting them know they are being watched carefully: http://searchengineland.com/google-warning-more-about-bad-link-networks-117079 How do you think this will impact your SEO?
  13. Agreed, need to know this. Lots of those "look cool" desktop extendors are serious load hogs.
  14. Android all the way, no questions asked. I'm not a fanboy of either company, I just can't justify the extra money for an iPhone, or a Mac, or any other Apple product.
  15. Which part do you fall under? Why don't you agree?
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