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Clixsense Website Was Hacked and Redirected to Gay Porn Site



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Clixsense Website Was Hacked and Redirected to Gay Porn Site

I don't know if anyone else is a member of Clixsense? I have been a member for about a year and I have a couple of referrals and I earn a little pocket money through that.

On Sunday the Clixsense website redirected to a gay porn site, much to the surprise of a lot of Clixsense users.

Now apparently it has come out that the website was hacked and a lot of the members information has been copied which has caused quite a lot of concern. Jim Grago, the owner of Clixsense, has admitted that there was a hack and that there are over 6.6 million Clixsense members.

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procoder

I'm not a member of Clixsense, but yeah I saw this that day when they got hacked. Ok, I understand that nothing is unhackable, and probably their server was not secured enough since they got hacked.

I read an article about this 'data breach' and it seems that all information that got hacked was in cleartext, are you serious??? What year are we? How in the world would you keep all of that information in cleartext, without even hashing them? Sometimes those data breach are a good thing, because they need to WAKE UP.



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Lynne

Procoder I don't understand what cleartext is or how anything gets hacked or protected from being hacked.

But it sounds like they didn't take much precautions against hacking right? I'm sure that now they will be taking better precautions, yes after the fact true,but moving forward.



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procoder

Yeah, Cleartext/Plaintext does mean that all stolen information was unencrypted/unprotected. It's simply a readable text file.

For example :
Cleartext/Plaintext = 123456
Encrypted = MTIzNDU2

Databases should be encrypted, because even if data will be stolen, they are still safe depends on the encryption method used of course.



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Lynne

Oh dear, so what sort of information would they have of mine? I am a member of Clixsense...



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procoder

Oh damn, I'm not familiar with clixsense, but I think those information that you have submitted there.



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Everett

Oh wow, this is very shocking!

Members we want to keep you informed on what is happening with our recent hack. It has come to our attention that this hacker did get access to our database server for a short period of time. He was able to gain access to this not directly but instead through an old server we were no longer using that had a connection to our database server. (This server has since been terminated).


Update from Administrator

Wow, yeah, Now I can see why they were hacked, they were using an old server probably that wasn't in the slightest secured.. Such a shame!



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Lynne

Yes there have been a number of interesting notices that come up when I log in lately! It is quite concerning to say the least.



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