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#1 2019-03-31 21:26:26

Ron
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What happened at devuan.org?

What happened at devuan.org? Has it been hacked?

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#2 2019-03-31 21:41:23

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

Ron wrote:

What happened at devuan.org? Has it been hacked?

Holy crap, it sure looks like it!

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#3 2019-03-31 21:46:18

dxrobertson
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

April 1st?

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#4 2019-03-31 21:47:46

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

dxrobertson wrote:

April 1st?

golinux, did you do this?  ;-)

[edit: Great, it's on /. now...]

Last edited by sgage (2019-03-31 21:51:27)

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#5 2019-03-31 21:54:32

golinux
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

sgage wrote:
dxrobertson wrote:

April 1st?

golinux, did you do this?  ;-)

Heck no!  I'm on my way to AMS in a few hours.  No time for such stupidity.

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#6 2019-03-31 21:55:57

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

golinux wrote:
sgage wrote:
dxrobertson wrote:

April 1st?

golinux, did you do this?  ;-)

Heck no!  I'm on my way to AMS in a few hours.  No time for such stupidity.

I didn't actually think you did, nor did I think it was an April Fool's prank. Hope this can get resolved with minimal distress...

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#7 2019-03-31 22:12:01

Ron
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

So for those of us who visited the hacked site, do we need to be concerned about a compromised system/browser?

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#8 2019-03-31 23:00:42

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

Ron wrote:

So for those of us who visited the hacked site, do we need to be concerned about a compromised system/browser?

Ron, I just read this on SlashDot:

"I just looked at the source for the page. It's static HTML with the ASCII art defacement poster enclosed in [pre] tags. There isn't any code there with which one could conceivably conduct an attack."

For what it's worth...

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#9 2019-03-31 23:07:25

Ron
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

sgage wrote:
Ron, I just read this on SlashDot:

"I just looked at the source for the page. It's static HTML with the ASCII art defacement poster enclosed in [pre] tags. There isn't any code there with which one could conceivably conduct an attack."

Can you give me a link to that? All I found was this: https://idle.slashdot.org/story/19/03/3 … pher-urls#

EDIT
Never mind, I see the quote at the bottom of the page I linked.

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#10 2019-03-31 23:13:26

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

Ron wrote:

sgage wrote:
Ron, I just read this on SlashDot:

"I just looked at the source for the page. It's static HTML with the ASCII art defacement poster enclosed in [pre] tags. There isn't any code there with which one could conceivably conduct an attack."

Can you give me a link to that? All I found was this: https://idle.slashdot.org/story/19/03/3 … pher-urls#

I tried copying the comment link, and when I tested it, it went to nothing. Just go to the article and search for 'defacement poster' or something and you'll find it.

I've looked at the html myself, and it looks harmless.

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#11 2019-03-31 23:18:59

Ron
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

This is bad publicity for Devuan. How did this happen? A weak password or something?

sgage wrote:
I tried copying the comment link, and when I tested it, it went to nothing. Just go to the article and search for 'defacement poster' or something and you'll find it.

I found it 3 minutes before your post. smile

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#12 2019-03-31 23:21:39

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

Ron wrote:

This is bad publicity for Devuan. How did this happen? A weak password or something?

I agree - pretty bad publicity, although bigger tech sites have been pwned in the past. But not good. I don't know much about how these things happen. Hopefully we'll learn some details. I'd like to see more info here, and soonish...

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#13 2019-03-31 23:28:58

Ron
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

sgage wrote:
Hopefully we'll learn some details. I'd like to see more info here, and soonish...

That makes two of us.

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#14 2019-03-31 23:50:56

KatolaZ
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

The answer is simple and is "today"

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#15 2019-04-01 01:54:00

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

KatolaZ wrote:

The answer is simple and is "today"

I can't quite figure out what question this is supposed to be an answer to. Perhaps you could be a little less enigmatic and say what you're trying to say.

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#16 2019-04-01 02:53:18

golinux
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

sgage wrote:
KatolaZ wrote:

The answer is simple and is "today"

I can't quite figure out what question this is supposed to be an answer to. Perhaps you could be a little less enigmatic and say what you're trying to say.

It unfolded on #devuan.   I was not amused.

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#17 2019-04-01 03:20:37

sgage
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

golinux wrote:
sgage wrote:
KatolaZ wrote:

The answer is simple and is "today"

I can't quite figure out what question this is supposed to be an answer to. Perhaps you could be a little less enigmatic and say what you're trying to say.

It unfolded on #devuan.   I was not amused.

I checked out #devuan. I just want to go on record as saying that this was an extremely shitty April Fool's prank. Not amusing at all. You don't prank your project's main page. For hours. This is arrant foolery. I am very disappointed.

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#18 2019-04-01 03:37:21

spinlock
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

sgage wrote:
golinux wrote:
sgage wrote:

I can't quite figure out what question this is supposed to be an answer to. Perhaps you could be a little less enigmatic and say what you're trying to say.

It unfolded on #devuan.   I was not amused.

I checked out #devuan. I just want to go on record as saying that this was an extremely shitty April Fool's prank. Not amusing at all. You don't prank your project's main page. For hours. This is arrant foolery. I am very disappointed.


I agree 100%. Not clever, not funny, unprofessional and actively undermining the reputation and trust of the project. Quite unbelievably misjudged.

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#19 2019-04-01 03:42:40

Ron
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

Really? Someone with Devuan did this? Unbelievable!

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#20 2019-04-01 09:23:00

KatolaZ
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#21 2019-04-01 09:41:57

Panopticon
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

Wow, is there some real butt hurt in this thread ? or am i reading this wrong and could be just sarcasm? You know what they say about sarcasm, lowest form of wit! wink

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#22 2019-04-01 10:35:44

Lysander
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

I personally find this puerile. There are some people [seasoned *nixers among them] who don't view Devuan as a serious project, this doesn't help.

Something subtle would have been better.

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#23 2019-04-01 11:01:10

roluan17
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

hi there everybody, new here, seems to be the right place. humour is essential.
Greetings

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#24 2019-04-01 12:25:48

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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

roluan17 wrote:

humour is essential.

Agreed. But used wisely.

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#25 2019-04-01 17:37:47

Ron
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Re: What happened at devuan.org?

This was not harmless humor. I'd still like to know who did this, and how high up the Devuan food-chain they are. Making your own website look like it was hacked? How stupid can you get? If people don't take Devuan seriously, it looks like now they got a reason. Way to go.

P.S. I really do want to know how high this person is on the Devuan food-chain. The higher up they are, the dumber this "joke" was.  mad  mad

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