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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

Posted Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:13 pm

It has been confirmed that both of these sites have been hacked with root access to the servers. When they get back online I will for sure be changing my password.

It was confirmed in the Lemon64 Facebook page. Sorry I can't post a link...

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
Website

Posted Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:06 pm

I saw both sites were down yesterday.

Holy smoke... time to change emails, passwords - ugh! Lordy

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
Website

Posted Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:11 pm

LemonAmiga is back up. You can go change your credentials over there right now (I just did).

They have a short bulletin there, too.
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jost80
Sweden

Posted Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:57 am

15+ year old software is just not ok when its accessible on the internet. A hacked server could be used for alot more than just stealing data from.

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fxgogo
Website

Posted Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:19 am

Totally agree, there is no possible reason why they should of used such old software.

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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

Posted Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:21 am

The good news is that, according to their facebook group, they are completely re-doing Lemon64 with modern forum software and website. That is apparently why it is taking so long. Not sure if they are going to do the same to LemonAmiga but I think that site was already partially upgraded. Apparently Kim Lemon is back to helping.

EDIT: The changes they made were not to the forum. That said, they are working on rolling out a new modern site soon for Lemon Amiga, according to the website thread.

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
Website

Posted Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:50 pm

@zippyzapp,

Yeah, I'm not so sure LemonAmiga was upgraded. I mean, they are still running http, not https.

That very likely helped make them a target in the first place.

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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

Posted Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:41 pm

intric8 wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:50 pm
@zippyzapp,

Yeah, I'm not so sure LemonAmiga was upgraded. I mean, they are still running http, not https.

That very likely helped make them a target in the first place.
I should have been clearer when I said partially. They did not upgrade it to anything modern but, from what I read, somewhat recently they upgraded the layout. Apparently it wasn't enough to do that and fend off attackers more of a usability upgrade if I read correctly.

Hopefully they modernize that site too.

EDIT: So apparently it was a preview. The rest was just usability and it was not for the forum. That said he did say that they are rolling out a new modernized site for Lemon Amiga too.





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