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Osdate hacking.
« on: November 16, 2014, 07:35:24 AM »
Hi, i am new here.

A few years ago i visited a site the focused on dating for people with special needs. That site ran OSdate.

The site is now unfortunately in defunct. The reason was that OSdate got hacked many times. How it got hacked, i have no information about.

I really regret that the site is gone from the internet. Therefore i would like to restart it again. Also using OSdate.

The site will be non commercial, because the people that suffer are most of the times not in a good financial situation. It will be something like a community for community idea. Giving people the oppertunity to meet with each other and possibly increase their quality of life.

Now my question is if osdate is secure enough to start this up? Is there maybe a better alternative to OSdate? Is it installable and manageable for a non-programmer like me?

We don't want anything fancy, just a usable dating environment that just does what it needs to do.

Thank you in advance.

Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 04:41:51 PM »
hi jasmine,

i do not believe any site is safe no matter what you put in place, if russian hackers can gain access to files that sit on a computer in the pentagon then if wanted a hacker can gain access to your website,

putting things in place such as firewalls, ssl etc etc will obviously help
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 04:45:03 PM by mnarkyp77 »

Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 07:34:46 AM »
The base coding of osdate up to the latest version on this site is very secure. The one and main problem is a back door is installed though you don't know it. This may of been put in place by Darin or VJ to track upgrade submits from members.

What does this mean?
I can go to any osdate site and make changes to your site from you own admin panel.

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Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 10:41:55 AM »
The base coding of osdate up to the latest version on this site is very secure. The one and main problem is a back door is installed though you don't know it. This may of been put in place by Darin or VJ to track upgrade submits from members.

What does this mean?
I can go to any osdate site and make changes to your site from you own admin panel.

You will find most devs do this or a form of it, however I bet you can't get into my admin at all!!
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REMEMBER: ALWAYS BACKUP BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES!!

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Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 11:59:46 AM »
The base coding of osdate up to the latest version on this site is very secure. The one and main problem is a back door is installed though you don't know it. This may of been put in place by Darin or VJ to track upgrade submits from members.

What does this mean?
I can go to any osdate site and make changes to your site from you own admin panel.

Ok. How does one get rid of this backdoor?

Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 12:23:16 PM »
i think you should proove it by going in my back door and making a profile called your backdoor!!

Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 01:50:19 AM »
Good deal for a test. Please make a backup of your site and the database.

Next I will need a link to your site so you can share it here or pm me.

*Do note it is very important that you do the backups that I said above!

I in know way or my developers will not be responsible if your site becomes something from a simple test page to a porn site.

When you have your backups done just reply DONE

Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 10:28:35 AM »
I would prefer to know how to stop this happening lol, and where did all the posts go out of the responsive forum?

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Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2014, 03:31:40 PM »
and where did all the posts go out of the responsive forum?

scvoyager deleted them all.
Link to his post: http://www.osdateforum.com/responsive-template/all-topics-have-been-removed/
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CBG (Garry)
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Re: Osdate hacking.
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2015, 02:18:06 PM »
The link was deleted.  Can someone repost the information on the backdoor files that need to be deleted to stop the backdoor hacking?
Please