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Are you hacked??

Postby testcase » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:31 pm


Within minutes after my registration I recevied spam mail on exact the same address as I used to register. :(
I NEVER get spammail so you better check your bulletinboard system.

Regards, Kees.
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Re: Are you hacked??

Postby SteveM_Admin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:20 pm

Your email address looks to be a general purpose one (i.e. one that you would use for all your correspondence) so getting Spam shortly after using it on a site does not necessarily indicate that the site is compromised: correlation is not causation. I'm pretty sure my system is secure as such things can be. phpBB is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world and has shown itself to be pretty solid. I'm not dismissing your warning out of hand though. I'll try seeding the user list with some new accounts with unique email addresses and see if they attract any Spam and let you know the results.

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Re: Are you hacked??

Postby mario » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:40 pm

i've been a user of this board since 2007 and a too use a special mailadress, only for this forum. (and a special emailadress for each other forum.
call me paranoid, but thats the only option (for me) to check, if spam arrives, from where it came from).

as far as i can tell (i use a spamfilter software only in my thunderbird installation) i never have received any spam from this board, nor from any other phpBB board.
hopefully this will not and never change :-)
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Postby Zippie81 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:14 pm

thanks, that helped me a lot!
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